Is 1270 a good SAT score?

If you got a 1270 SAT score, you're probably wondering how you compare to other students, and whether a 1270 is good enough to get into college.

The truth is, it depends on your personal college goals and where you want to apply. We have the complete guide for you here. On this page, you'll find statistics about your score and what colleges you're competitive for. You can also use our Chance Estimator tool to figure out your chances of getting into your target schools.

1270 SAT Score Standings

Here's how you compare to other students and how many colleges you are competitive for:

  • score-percent Percentile: 83rd

    Out of the 2.13 million test-takers, 349424 scored the same or higher than you.

  • score-compete Competitive For: 1313 Schools

    You can apply to 1313 colleges and have a good shot at getting admitted.

  • score-missing Missing Out On: 185 Schools

    You have a very low chance of getting into 185 schools with this score.

Top Choice Colleges Chances

Can you get into your top choice colleges?

We've collected data from millions of students and thousands of colleges to figure out your chances at getting admitted with a 1270 SAT score. You'll also see how your chances improve with a higher SAT score.

To add a school to your list, type in part of the school name, choose from the dropdown, and click the button.


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  • be competitive for 160 more schools in the country
  • raise your chances of getting into target schools from 69.43% to 77.90%
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Other Schools For You

What schools can you get into with an SAT score of 1270?

We've picked out a set of schools that are within range. Click on each school to learn more about it.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are hard for you to get into now, because they have average SAT scores that are higher than a 1270. But if you improve your SAT score, you'll have a much better shot.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 1355 29
University of Texas at Dallas Richardson, TX 1350 30
University of Washington Seattle, WA 1340 30
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY 1335 29
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA 1335 29
University of Connecticut Storrs, CT 1315 29
University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 1310 29

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

These schools have average SAT scores that are close to a 1270. If you apply to these schools, you'll have a decent chance of admission. If you improve your SAT score by 200 points, you'll significantly improve your chances and get almost guaranteed admission for most schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 1290 29
Drexel University Philadelphia, PA 1290 28
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1275 28
United States Military Academy West Point, NY 1270 28
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1265 28
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH 1265 27
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 1250 28

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

With a 1270 SAT score, you're already strongly competitive for these schools. You're very likely to get admitted if you apply. If you improve your SAT score, your Safety Schools will get better and better.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 1184 27
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 1180 26
Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT 1175 26
Ohio University Athens, OH 1170 24
University of North Texas Denton, TX 1160 23
University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX 1160 23
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1145 23


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