Colleges for a 1260 on the SAT

What colleges accept a 1260 SAT score?

With a 1260 on the SAT, these colleges are a good match for you

Based on 2021 freshman class SAT scores for all U.S. colleges, here are 279 schools where submitting a 1260 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 1260 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 1260 a good SAT score?

Yes, you have a lot of opportunities at very good schools with a score of 1260. It places you in the top 83rd percentile nationally out of the 1.7 million test takers of the SAT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a significantly above above average job answering the questions on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing sections of the test. If a 1260 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 1260 SAT score?

For comparison purposes, a 1260 on the SAT converts to a 27 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 are the best colleges can I get into with a 1260?

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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279 results nationwide

List of 1260 SAT Colleges

Displaying 279 colleges where your 1260 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 1,077 target schools (good chance), 168 reach (harder) schools and 2,895 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 1260 SAT
Admission Chance25%
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 1260 SAT
Admission Chance28%
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 1260 SAT
Admission Chance56%
University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

1340 Average SAT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,809enrollment
  • $31,726net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1260 SAT
Admission Chance24%
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 1260 SAT
Admission Chance90%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1360 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 39,147enrollment
  • $16,580net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.02Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1260 SAT
Admission Chance36%
Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

1190 Average SAT

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,548net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1260 SAT
Admission Chance83%
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 1260 SAT
Admission Chance65%
Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1200 Average SAT

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 49,695enrollment
  • $16,655net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 1260 SAT
Admission Chance81%
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 1260 SAT
Admission Chance84%
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 1260 SAT
Admission Chance46%
San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

1200 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 36,334enrollment
  • $13,192net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.81Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1260 SAT
Admission Chance45%
Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

8 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 1260 SAT
Admission Chance87%
Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

1320 Average SAT

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,369enrollment
  • $18,884net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA
Your 1260 SAT
Admission Chance61%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

1330 Average SAT

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,303enrollment
  • $13,106net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg Weighted GPA
Your 1260 SAT
Admission Chance23%
University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Madison

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

1360 Average SAT

#15 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,640enrollment
  • $14,030net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 1260 SAT
Admission Chance44%
University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

1330 Average SAT

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 48,149enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA
Your 1260 SAT
Admission Chance49%
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 1260 SAT
Admission Chance82%

FAQs

Is a 1260 a good SAT score?

Yes, you have a lot of opportunities at very good schools with a score of 1260. The score puts you in the top 83rd percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 1260 SAT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 1260 SAT score?

The University of Texas at Austin, Florida State University and Clemson University are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 1260 SAT score.

What percentile is 1260 on the SAT?

A 1260 ranks in the top 83rd percentile of all students who take the SAT exam.

What is the equivalent ACT score to a 1260 SAT?

A 1260 converts to a 27 on the ACT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 27 ACT score.