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The Best Colleges for a 17 on the ACT


What colleges can I get into with an ACT score of 17?

With a 17 on the ACT, these are the colleges you should have a chance to get into.

CollegeSimply analyzed the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges and found 381 schools where a 17 places you within or slightly outside the middle fifty percent of admitted students. The colleges are ranked by their position on our best colleges ranking and thus represent the better schools you may be able to get into and those which have historically accepted a 17.

Is a 17 on the ACT a good score? A 17 is pretty low. It places you in approximately the 28th percentile nationally for all students who took the ACT.

For comparison purposes, a 17 on the ACT converts to a 910 on the SAT based on College Board concordance for the new SAT. 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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College ACT 25th ACT 75th Chance with 17
Alabama Colleges with a 17 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 17
Tuskegee University
20 ACT Average
18 23 Reach 37%  Chance
Faulkner University
21 ACT Average
18 24 Reach 40%  Chance
Oakwood University
20 ACT Average
17 22 Reach 37%  Chance
Alabama State University
18 ACT Average
16 19 Avg - 46%  Chance
Stillman College
18 ACT Average
14 21 Avg - 57%  Chance
University of West Alabama
20 ACT Average
18 21 Reach 57%  Chance
Alabama A & M University
18 ACT Average
16 19 Avg - 65%  Chance
Heritage Christian University
16 ACT Average
14 17 Avg + 100%  Chance
Southeastern Bible College
22 ACT Average
18 25 Reach 99%  Chance

Alaska Colleges with a 17 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 17
Alaska Pacific University
22 ACT Average
17 26 Reach 29%  Chance
University of Alaska Fairbanks
22 ACT Average
18 26 Reach 58%  Chance

Arkansas Colleges with a 17 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 17
Central Baptist College
20 ACT Average
18 23 Reach 32%  Chance
Henderson State University
21 ACT Average
18 24 Reach 46%  Chance
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
21 ACT Average
18 24 Reach 50%  Chance
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
18 ACT Average
16 20 Avg - 40%  Chance
Ecclesia College
20 ACT Average
17 22 Reach 50%  Chance
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
21 ACT Average
18 24 Reach 82%  Chance
University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton
20 ACT Average
17 22 Reach 56%  Chance

California Colleges with a 17 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 17
Pacific Union College
20 ACT Average
18 23 Reach 30%  Chance
San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus
18 ACT Average
16 21 Avg - 39%  Chance
Simpson University
21 ACT Average
18 24 Reach 35%  Chance
California Baptist University
20 ACT Average
17 24 Reach 54%  Chance
Vanguard University of Southern California
21 ACT Average
18 24 Reach 51%  Chance
California State University San Marcos
20 ACT Average
18 23 Reach 38%  Chance
William Jessup University
22 ACT Average
18 25 Reach 63%  Chance
Woodbury University
18 ACT Average
16 21 Avg - 53%  Chance
California State University Northridge
19 ACT Average
16 22 Avg - 37%  Chance
California State University Fresno
18 ACT Average
16 21 Avg - 47%  Chance
Hope International University
19 ACT Average
16 22 Avg - 27%  Chance
San Francisco State University
21 ACT Average
18 24 Reach 51%  Chance
La Sierra University
19 ACT Average
16 22 Avg - 36%  Chance
San Diego Christian College
20 ACT Average
17 23 Reach 39%  Chance
Holy Names University
18 ACT Average
15 21 Avg - 39%  Chance
California State University Sacramento
20 ACT Average
17 23 Reach 54%  Chance
Humboldt State University
21 ACT Average
18 24 Reach 62%  Chance
California State University San Bernardino
18 ACT Average
16 20 Avg - 59%  Chance
Life Pacific College
18 ACT Average
16 20 Avg - 58%  Chance
Mount St. Mary's College
18 ACT Average
16 21 Avg - 73%  Chance
California State University Los Angeles
18 ACT Average
15 20 Avg - 68%  Chance
Notre Dame de Namur University
18 ACT Average
16 21 Avg - 84%  Chance

Colorado Colleges with a 17 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 17
Metropolitan State College of Denver
20 ACT Average
18 23 Reach 50%  Chance
Adams State College
20 ACT Average
17 23 Reach 51%  Chance
Western State Colorado University
20 ACT Average
17 23 Reach 97%  Chance
Colorado Mesa University
20 ACT Average
17 23 Reach 74%  Chance
Colorado State University Pueblo
20 ACT Average
18 23 Reach 93%  Chance

Connecticut Colleges with a 17 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 17
University of Connecticut Tri Campus
20 ACT Average
17 22 Reach 50%  Chance
University of Bridgeport
20 ACT Average
18 23 Reach 36%  Chance
Southern Connecticut State University
20 ACT Average
18 22 Reach 46%  Chance
Saint Joseph College
19 ACT Average
16 22 Avg - 90%  Chance
Post University
19 ACT Average
17 21 Reach 71%  Chance