Southern Colleges for a 1240 on the SAT

What Southern colleges accept a 1240 SAT score?

With a 1240 on the SAT, these Southern colleges are a good match for you

Based on 2021 freshman class SAT scores for all Southern colleges, here are 106 schools where submitting a 1240 with your college application places you around the middle SAT score range of admitted students. This list represents the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 1240 SAT score. 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 1240 a good SAT score?

Yes, a score of 1240 is very competitive. It places you in the top 81st percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a well above above average job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test. If a 1240 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 1240 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 1240 on the SAT converts to a 26 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.


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List of 1240 SAT Colleges

Displaying 106 colleges where your 1240 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 411 target schools (good chance), 45 reach (harder) schools and 1,086 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1340 Average SAT

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,476enrollment
  • $16,892net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance22%

Applications Due Dec 1

Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1290 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 43,569enrollment
  • $12,815net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1350SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance23%

Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

1300 Average SAT

#25 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,406enrollment
  • $22,935net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1390SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.39Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance52%

Applications Due May 1

Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1210 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Arizona

  • 74,795enrollment
  • $14,653net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance90%

Applications Due May 1

Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1270 Average SAT

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 37,024enrollment
  • $20,247net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance62%

Applications Due Feb 1

The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1200 Average SAT

#1 Best Value in Alabama

  • 37,840enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1330SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance83%

Applications Due Apr 1

University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1250 Average SAT

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 71,881enrollment
  • $11,108net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance43%

Applications Due Mar 1

Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

1240 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 30,737enrollment
  • $24,028net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance85%

Applications Due Jan 15

The University of Tennessee
T
Knoxville, TN
The University of Tennessee

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1220 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 30,559enrollment
  • $21,133net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1303SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance80%

Applications Due Apr 1

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
N
Raleigh, NC
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1320 Average SAT

#17 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,042enrollment
  • $14,600net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance33%

University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1180 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 29,986enrollment
  • $19,831net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance97%

Applications Due Feb 15

Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1270 Average SAT

#18 Best Public Universities in America

  • 70,418enrollment
  • $19,906net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance59%

Applications Due Dec 1

University of Arizona
A
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1220 Average SAT

#1 Best Value in Arizona

  • 45,601enrollment
  • $15,620net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1350SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance86%

Applications Due May 1

Kennesaw State University
K
Kennesaw, Georgia
Kennesaw State University

Public 4 Year

18 reviews

1160 Average SAT

 

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $15,451net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
  • 3.33Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance74%

Applications Due Mar 1

Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

1160 Average SAT

#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 40,322enrollment
  • $15,452net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance82%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Houston
H
Houston, TX
University of Houston

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

1220 Average SAT

#4 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 47,090enrollment
  • $14,480net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance67%

Applications Due Jul 1

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 1240 SAT
Admission Chance89%

Applications Due Mar 1

University of South Carolina Columbia
S
Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina Columbia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1240 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 35,470enrollment
  • $21,784net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1340SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 4.26Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1240 SAT
Admission Chance68%

Applications Due Dec 1