Is 950 a good SAT score?

If you got a 950 SAT score, you're probably wondering how you compare to other students, and whether a 950 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.

950 SAT Score Standings

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

  • score-percent Percentile: 31st

    Out of the 2.13 million test-takers, 1446241 scored the same or higher than you.

  • score-compete Competitive For: 93 Schools

    You can apply to 93 colleges and have a good shot at getting admitted.

  • score-missing Missing Out On: 1405 Schools

    You have a very low chance of getting into 1405 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 950 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.


What if you improved your SAT score by 200 points? You would:
  • be competitive for 882 more schools in the country
  • raise your chances of getting into target schools from 4.92% to 51.56%
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Other Schools For You

What schools can you get into with an SAT score of 950?

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 950. But if you improve your SAT score, you'll have a much better shot.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
La Salle University Philadelphia, PA 1074 22
University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX 1040 20
University of California, Merced Merced, CA 1040 21
California State University Northridge Northridge, CA 1030 19
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Indiana, PA 1017 19
Kean University Union, NJ 990 20
California State University Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA 990 18

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

These schools have average SAT scores that are close to a 950. 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
State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill Cobleskill, NY 970 20
Southern Vermont College Bennington, VT 970 18
Buffalo State College Buffalo, NY 970 2
Alabama State University Montgomery, AL 950 18
College of St. Elizabeth Morristown, NJ 950 16
Albertus Magnus College New Haven, CT 940 24
Bloomfield College Bloomfield, NJ 940 18

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

With a 950 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
Texas Southern University Houston, TX 910 17
Bennett College Greensboro, NC 905 17
California State University Dominguez Hills Carson, CA 900 18
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Cheyney, PA 890 18
Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill, MA 870 15
Paul Quinn College Dallas, TX 840 16
Wiley College Marshall, TX 830 16


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