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What is the required SAT score for University scholarship?

Posted on August 13, 2020
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SAT Scholarship

When students plan to study abroad they will be looking for scholarship options as well, fortunately, students appearing for the SAT exam are eligible for a scholarship if they get a good score. So, what is a good score in the SAT to get a scholarship?

Ideally, you should aim for a score between 1200 to 1600 if you want to get some merit-based scholarships to study abroad. However different schools have different score requirements to gain a scholarship. You can know the scholarship requirements based on the colleges in your list.

To  help you, the table below has a list of colleges and the scholarship amount that they provide:

University SAT Score (or other requirements) Scholarship Amount
Alfred State College 1310 SAT or 28 ACT (with an 94% high school average GPA) Full ride scholarship (tuition, room, and board)
American University National Achievement or National Merit Finalist $2,000 annually
Auburn University 1250-1490 SAT or 29-30 ACT(with a 3.5 high school GPA) $11,000
Baylor University 1330 SAT $5,000
Beloit College National Merit Finalist Up to $5,000
Bluffton College 1160 SAT or 24 ACT (with 3.5 GPA) $4,000-$140,000
Clemson University National Merit Finalist $2,500
Colorado State University 1280+ SAT (in-state) / 1130+ (out-of-state) $1,000-$4,000 / $5,000-$10,000
Columbia College 1260 SAT or 26 ACT (and 3.6 GPA) Up to 100% off tuition
Earlham College 1140 SAT $5,000
Hamline University 1140 SAT (with 3.25 GPA or top 20% of class) – 1260 SAT (with 3.8 GPA or top 5% of class) $2500 – Full Ride
Florida A&M 1290 SAT or 29 ACT (with a 3.5 GPA) Full Ride
Louisiana State University 1310-1490 SAT $1,500-$3,500 (in-state) / $7,600-$20,500 (out-of-state)
Texas Tech University 1300-1390 SAT or 28-30 ACT $4,000 per year
University of Arizona 1100-1600 SAT or 22-36 ACT (3.0-4.0 GPA) $3,000-$15,000
University of Arkansas National Merit Scholar $10,000 annually
University of Indianapolis SAT 1270 or ACT 29 (3.3 GPA) Up to 100% off tuition
University of Iowa National Merit Finalist $3000 annually
University of Mississippi 1200-1490 SAT (with 3.0 GPA) $1,500-$8,550
University of Missouri 1200-1390 SAT (in-state) / 1260-1360 SAT (out-of-state) $3,000-$6,500 / $7,000-$15,000
University of New Mexico 1090 SAT (with a 3.3 GPA) – 1360 SAT (with a 3.9 GPA) $5,000-$13,215
University of Oregon 1220-1250 SAT $3,000-$6,000 (in-state) / $7,500-$10,000 (out-of-state)
University of Southern California National Merit Finalist 50% off tuition
University of Tennessee 1330-1490 SAT $3,000-$8,000 (in-state) / $7,500-$15,000 (out-of-state)
Wesleyan College National Merit Finalist or National Achievement Finalist 50% off tuition

As we said earlier the amount of scholarship varies between institutes, but the table gives a fair idea of the average amount of scholarship offered by public and private universities in the US.

Apart from this, you can also try for scholarships that are not linked to any institution and some of them do not just look at your SAT score for awarding the scholarship. But your focus should be on getting a good SAT score so that you can then concentrate on getting a scholarship.

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