Colleges for a 1050 on the SAT

What colleges can I apply to with a SAT score of 1050?

With a 1050 on the SAT, these colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 638 schools where submitting a 1050 with your college application places you around the middle SAT score range of admitted students' average SAT scores. They represent the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 1050 SAT score. You can view your reach schools and safety schools by using the admission chance filter. Keep in mind, a SAT score alone won't get you admitted. It's equally important to have the GPA that the college is expecting for incoming students.

Is a 1050 a good SAT score?

A score of 1050 is about average. It places you in the bottom 49th percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done an about average job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test. If a 1050 isn't strong enough to get into your dream school, consider taking a test prep course to see if you can raise your score.

What is the ACT equivalent to a 1050 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 1050 on the SAT converts to a 20 on the ACT based on the College Board / ACT concordance. Not all colleges report both SAT and ACT score admission data so you should check our comparable listings for both standardized tests to find academically similar schools.

What colleges can I get into?

Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in this test score range. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 1050 SAT Colleges

Displaying 638 colleges where your 1050 SAT score is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 1,971 target schools (good chance), 714 reach (harder) schools and 1,182 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC
East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1100 Average SAT

#8 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 28,798enrollment
  • $15,403net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance84%
Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX
Texas State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1100 Average SAT

#7 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 37,812enrollment
  • $13,750net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance81%
Georgia State University
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1150 Average SAT

#4 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 36,360enrollment
  • $17,750net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance75%
San Jose State University
S
San Jose, CA
San Jose State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1130 Average SAT

#11 Best Public Universities in California

  • 36,208enrollment
  • $15,995net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.55Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance59%
California State University Long Beach
C
Long Beach, CA
California State University Long Beach

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1130 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,069enrollment
  • $10,568net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1240SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.68Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance33%
San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#17 Best Public Universities in California

  • 27,349enrollment
  • $14,757net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance85%
Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA
Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1120 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 31,159enrollment
  • $17,931net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance74%
Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA
Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1160 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 31,822enrollment
  • $16,105net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1310SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance83%
University of Illinois at Chicago
I
Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1140 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 33,518enrollment
  • $12,614net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance64%
University of North Texas
N
Denton, TX
University of North Texas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1150 Average SAT

#8 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 40,953enrollment
  • $13,781net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.46Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance76%
West Virginia University
W
Morgantown, WV
West Virginia University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1130 Average SAT

#1 Best Value in West Virginia

  • 26,269enrollment
  • $13,087net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance77%
California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

970 Average SAT

#25 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,745enrollment
  • $3,859net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 870-1060SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance84%
Boise State University
B
Boise, ID
Boise State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1120 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Idaho

  • 24,069enrollment
  • $14,190net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1210SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.37Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance69%
California State University Fullerton
C
Fullerton, CA
California State University Fullerton

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1090 Average SAT

#15 Best Public Universities in California

  • 42,051enrollment
  • $8,322net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1180SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance63%
Spelman College
S
HBCU
Atlanta, GA
Spelman College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

1130 Average SAT

#3 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,207enrollment
  • $43,920net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance40%
California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1030 Average SAT

#19 Best Public Universities in California

  • 32,293enrollment
  • $11,473net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance84%
Coastal Carolina University
C
Conway, SC
Coastal Carolina University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1100 Average SAT

#6 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 10,118enrollment
  • $14,716net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance63%
Towson University
T
Towson, MD
Towson University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1120 Average SAT

#4 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 21,917enrollment
  • $16,082net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.72Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1050 SAT
Admission Chance70%

FAQs

Is a 1050 a good SAT score?

A score of 1050 is about average. The score puts you in the bottom 49th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 1050 SAT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 1050 SAT score?

East Carolina University, Texas State University and Georgia State University are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 1050 SAT score.

What percentile is 1050 on the SAT?

A 1050 ranks in the bottom 49th percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 1050 SAT?

A 1050 converts to a 20 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 20 ACT score.