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Top 20 colleges for students with mid-level SAT scores

Disappointed that you haven’t got a rocking SAT score, the one that will fetch you an admit in your ‘Dream’ University? Feeling dejected that you are not the crème de la crème but rather a mediocre student who just aspires to be great someday? Well, there is something you need to do right now and that is “Stop feeling sorry for yourself”. The world doesn’t end here; in fact, even your dream to study abroad doesn’t end here!

If you are in a sticky situation where, you just scored somewhere between 1070 and 1380 on the SAT, and giving a second attempt is not on your list of options, then you need to look for open windows to take the leap (Hey!! please don’t take this literally!). Let us help you find the best university with the kind of scores you have. Before that, please check out the list of universities and the score range that they will accept for admission.

S. No University Name Acceptable SAT score range Top UG Courses
1. Arizona State University 1130 – 1360 Engineering, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Business Management and Marketing, Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts
2. City University of New York, Baruch College 1220 – 1390 Business and Corporate Communications, Business Administration and General Management, Finance and Accounting, Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations
3. Drexel University 1170 – 1380 Health Professions and related programs, Business Management and Marketing, Engineering, Visual and Performing Arts, Biological and Biomedical Sciences
4. Indiana University Bloomington 1150 – 1360 Business/Commerce, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Informatics, General Studies
5. Michigan State University 1110 – 1310 Engineering, Biological, and Biomedical Sciences, Business, Marketing and Management, Communication and Journalism, Social Sciences
6. New Jersey Institute of Technology 1190 – 1380 Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Engineering (Computer and Information Sciences), Architecture
7. Penn State University 1160 – 1360 Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Communication, Journalism, Social Sciences, Business Management, Marketing
8. State University at Buffalo 1160 – 1330 Engineering, Social Sciences, Business Management, Marketing, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Psychology
9. Syracuse University 1180 – 1370 Engineering, Business, Management, Marketing, Communication, Journalism, Visual and Performing Arts, Social Sciences
10. Temple University 1140 – 1320 Psychology, Communication and Journalism, Business, Management, Marketing, Parks, recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
11. Texas University 1170 – 1380 Business Management, Marketing, Engineering, Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, Social Sciences, Multi-disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Studies
12. Texas Tech University 1070 – 1240 Engineering, Multi-disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Studies, Business Management, Marketing, and Related Studies, Communication and Journalism, Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
13. University of Cincinnati 1160 – 1370 Engineering, Business Management, and Marketing, Visual and Performing Arts, Health and related professions, Communication, and Journalism
14. University of Colorado Boulder 1150 – 1360 Engineering (Civil, Structural, Electrical, and Electronics, Computer Science and Information Systems, Mechanical, Manufacturing, and Aeronautical), Earth and Marine Sciences, Geography, Environmental Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Education, Psychology, Communication, and Media Studies, Biological Sciences, History, Business Management
15. University of Delaware 1130 – 1330 Engineering, Social Sciences, Business Management, and Marketing, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Health and related programs
16. University of Houston 1130 – 1310 Engineering, Business Management and Marketing, Psychology, Communication and Journalism, Biological and Biomedical Sciences
17. University of Michigan, Dearborn 1080 – 1290 Business, Management, Marketing, Psychology, Engineering, Social Sciences, Biomedical, and Biological Sciences
18. The University of Texas at Arlington 1060 – 1270 Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Business (Management and Marketing), Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
19. University of Washington, Seattle 1220 – 1460 Social Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Business Management and Marketing, Engineering, Health, and related professions
20. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1180 – 1390 Engineering, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Business Management, Marketing, Social Sciences

Well, these are about your SAT scores and top programs. You should also, however, know that though the SAT is an important factor for college admissions, it is not the only factor. Your admission in your dream college is totally dependent on a combination of your SAT score, your academic scores, extracurricular participation, and community service which will all be substantiated by your Letters of Recommendations and Statements of Purpose/Essays. So, always work hard on your academics and take your extracurricular participation seriously. Involve in community service and get some relevant internship/industry experiences too. Remember, a strong profile will shine over the dull SAT scores that you are brooding over.

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