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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 the bottom 38th percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT this year.

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
Woodbury University
24 ACT Average
Burbank, California
19 28 Reach 52%  Chance
Menlo College
22 ACT Average
Atherton, California
18 26 Reach 29%  Chance
California State University Fullerton
22 ACT Average
Fullerton, California
19 24 Reach 33%  Chance
Pacific Union College
21 ACT Average
Angwin, California
17 25 Avg - 37%  Chance
San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus
18 ACT Average
Calexico, California
16 21 Avg - 44%  Chance
California State University Chico
22 ACT Average
Chico, California
19 24 Reach 50%  Chance
Simpson University
21 ACT Average
Redding, California
18 24 Reach 39%  Chance
California Baptist University
22 ACT Average
Riverside, California
19 24 Reach 48%  Chance
California State University San Marcos
20 ACT Average
San Marcos, California
18 23 Reach 41%  Chance
California State University Northridge
20 ACT Average
Northridge, California
16 23 Avg - 44%  Chance
William Jessup University
22 ACT Average
Rocklin, California
19 25 Reach 57%  Chance
Hope International University
20 ACT Average
Fullerton, California
18 23 Reach 24%  Chance
Vanguard University of Southern California
20 ACT Average
Costa Mesa, California
17 24 Avg - 63%  Chance
University of California Merced
22 ACT Average
Merced, California
19 24 Reach 60%  Chance
California State University Fresno
19 ACT Average
Fresno, California
16 22 Avg - 50%  Chance
Fresno Pacific University
21 ACT Average
Fresno, California
18 24 Reach 56%  Chance
Sonoma State University
22 ACT Average
Rohnert Park, California
19 24 Reach 63%  Chance
San Francisco State University
21 ACT Average
San Francisco, California
18 24 Reach 56%  Chance
San Diego Christian College
19 ACT Average
El Cajon, California
17 21 Avg - 46%  Chance
La Sierra University
19 ACT Average
Riverside, California
16 22 Avg - 42%  Chance
Holy Names University
18 ACT Average
Oakland, California
16 19 Avg + 57%  Chance
California State University San Bernardino
18 ACT Average
San Bernardino, California
16 20 Avg - 58%  Chance
Humboldt State University
21 ACT Average
Arcata, California
18 24 Reach 66%  Chance
California State University Sacramento
20 ACT Average
Sacramento, California
17 22 Avg - 68%  Chance
California State University Los Angeles
18 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
15 20 Avg + 69%  Chance
Mount St. Mary's College
20 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
17 22 Avg - 83%  Chance
Notre Dame de Namur University
20 ACT Average
Belmont, California
17 22 Avg - 96%  Chance
Life Pacific College
18 ACT Average
San Dimas, California
16 21 Avg - 97%  Chance