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970 SAT Score

This SAT score averages 485 points per section.

If you take the test multiple times, your score will most likely fluctuate between the range 880-1060.

Is 970 a good SAT score?

This SAT score means that you scored better than 43.2% of test takers.

Total Percentile: 43.2%
Male Percentile: 41.2%
Female Percentile: 44.9%

In 2013, 17,408 students scored the equivalent of 970 on the SAT. There were 1,660,047 test takers in 2013.

(Data for 2013: Percentiles change depending on the year)

How does an 970 SAT score translate to an ACT score or to the old SAT scoring?

The score converts to an ACT score of 20 out of 36. A 970 translates into an old SAT score (2005-2015) of 1460 out of 2400.

What are some schools I should consider with a 970 SAT score?
(Scores below are for the 25-75th percentile of admitted students)

Research Universities

Regent University - SAT Scores (950-1190)
Andrews University - SAT Scores (910-1200)
Mississippi State University - SAT Scores (970-1250)
The University of Montana - SAT Scores (960-1190)
University of California-Santa Cruz - SAT Scores (960-1230)
University of New Mexico-Main Campus - SAT Scores (940-1210)
Utah State University - SAT Scores (970-1250)
George Fox University - SAT Scores (930-1200)
Ohio University-Main Campus - SAT Scores (970-1190)
Oregon State University - SAT Scores (970-1240)
Trinity International University - SAT Scores (930-1150)
University of Colorado Denver - SAT Scores (970-1205)
University of Memphis - SAT Scores (910-1190)
Howard University - SAT Scores (960-1170)
Louisiana Tech University - SAT Scores (950-1190)
Nova Southeastern University - SAT Scores (950-1190)
Portland State University - SAT Scores (920-1170)
South Dakota State University - SAT Scores (900-1190)
Southern Illinois University Carbondale - SAT Scores (930-1220)
St. John's University-New York - SAT Scores (970-1220)
Liberal Arts Colleges

Hollins University - SAT Scores (960-1200)
Stephens College - SAT Scores (850-1190)
The Evergreen State College - SAT Scores (930-1190)
Principia College - SAT Scores (908-1210)
Goshen College - SAT Scores (950-1250)
Sweet Briar College - SAT Scores (928-1200)
Georgetown College - SAT Scores (880-1160)
Guilford College - SAT Scores (940-1180)
Luther College - SAT Scores (950-1238)
Randolph College - SAT Scores (960-1190)
Saint Johns University - SAT Scores (950-1215)
University of Puerto Rico-Cayey University College - SAT Scores (944-1240)
Hiram College - SAT Scores (880-1160)
Wells College - SAT Scores (940-1170)
Marymount Manhattan College - SAT Scores (930-1150)
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - SAT Scores (920-1120)
Westminster College - SAT Scores (910-1140)
Virginia Wesleyan College - SAT Scores (910-1140)
College of Saint Benedict - SAT Scores (940-1188)
Fort Lewis College - SAT Scores (945-1150)

Recent History

SAT Score 970, Top 30%
State: California Program: Human Physiology GPA:3.64 Gender:Male Activities: Varsity Cross Country Captain (4) Varsity Track and Field Treasure (4) Class of 2014 Vice President (1) Asian Club Secretary (4) Black Student Union Historian (1) Marching Band (4) -Baritone Section Leader Concert Band (4) Chamber Choir (2) Sotto Voce (Audition Singing Group) (2) Model United Nations (1) -won best delegate Key Club (2) Unidos Club (4) Prom Committee Vice President (1) Buddy Club (2) ...
5 Years Ago

SAT Score 970, Top 10%
27 is a pretty good score. Anybody anernwisg on here can really only offer speculation about your chances at any particular school.My advice, for whatever it's worth, is to apply to 5 to 8 different schools. Pick a couple that are really selective, a couple that are middle-of-the-road, and a couple that are not so selective. When you get responses from them, consider carefully the costs of attending the school and the financial aid package they can offer you.In the long run, it is probably wiser to pick the lower-tier sch...
6 Years Ago

SAT Score 970, Top 1%
-Girls State 2011 Delegate for California -Member of Solar Cup 2010 -Vice President of Junior Class (2011) -Vice President of Sophomore class (2010) -Vice President of PREP Student Advisory Board -Elementary Volunteer Tutor (09-11) -Vice President of Media Center Advisory Board (10-11) -Member of Freshman Student Council (20090 -3 year Varsity Tennis Player (09-11) -Frosh/Soph Tennis Player (2008) -member of GEAR-UP (09-10) -Member of S.W.A.T.(10-11) -Member of Foreign Language (Cultura Latina) Club (08-09) -Mem...
7 Years Ago

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