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The Best California Colleges for a 18 on the ACT


What California colleges can I get into with an ACT score of 18?

With a 18 on the ACT, these are the California colleges you should have a chance to get into.

CollegeSimply analyzed the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all California colleges and found 28 schools where a 18 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 18.

Is a 18 on the ACT a good score? You can probably do better. It places you in approximately the 34th percentile nationally for all students who took the ACT.

For comparison purposes, a 18 on the ACT converts to a 950 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 18
California Colleges with a 18 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 18
California State University Fullerton
22 ACT Average
19 24 Reach 28%  Chance
Pacific Union College
20 ACT Average
18 23 Reach 35%  Chance
Menlo College
22 ACT Average
19 25 Reach 23%  Chance
San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus
18 ACT Average
16 21 Avg - 44%  Chance
California State University Chico
22 ACT Average
19 24 Reach 47%  Chance
Simpson University
21 ACT Average
18 24 Reach 39%  Chance
California Baptist University
20 ACT Average
17 24 Avg - 58%  Chance
Fresno Pacific University
22 ACT Average
19 24 Reach 47%  Chance
Vanguard University of Southern California
21 ACT Average
18 24 Reach 56%  Chance
California State University San Marcos
20 ACT Average
18 23 Reach 43%  Chance
William Jessup University
22 ACT Average
18 25 Reach 67%  Chance
Woodbury University
18 ACT Average
16 21 Avg - 58%  Chance
California State University Northridge
19 ACT Average
16 22 Avg - 42%  Chance
California State University Fresno
18 ACT Average
16 21 Avg - 52%  Chance
Hope International University
19 ACT Average
16 22 Avg - 30%  Chance
San Francisco State University
21 ACT Average
18 24 Reach 56%  Chance
La Sierra University
19 ACT Average
16 22 Avg - 41%  Chance
Otis College of Art and Design
22 ACT Average
19 25 Reach 82%  Chance
Sonoma State University
22 ACT Average
19 24 Reach 64%  Chance
San Diego Christian College
20 ACT Average
17 23 Avg - 43%  Chance
Holy Names University
18 ACT Average
15 21 Avg - 43%  Chance
California State University Sacramento
20 ACT Average
17 23 Avg - 59%  Chance
Humboldt State University
21 ACT Average
18 24 Reach 66%  Chance
California State University San Bernardino
18 ACT Average
16 20 Avg - 65%  Chance
Life Pacific College
18 ACT Average
16 20 Avg - 64%  Chance
Mount St. Mary's College
18 ACT Average
16 21 Avg - 77%  Chance
California State University Los Angeles
18 ACT Average
15 20 Avg + 72%  Chance
Notre Dame de Namur University
18 ACT Average
16 21 Avg - 87%  Chance