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The Best Colleges for a 20 on the ACT


What colleges can I get into with an ACT score of 20?

With a 20 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 879 schools where a 20 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 20.

Is a 20 on the ACT a good score? A 20 is about average. It places you in approximately the 48th percentile nationally for all students who took the ACT.

For comparison purposes, a 20 on the ACT converts to a 1030 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 20
Alabama Colleges with a 20 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 20
Huntingdon College
21 ACT Average
19 23 Avg - 51%  Chance
University of Mobile
22 ACT Average
19 25 Avg - 52%  Chance
University of Montevallo
23 ACT Average
20 26 Reach 58%  Chance
Jacksonville State University
23 ACT Average
20 26 Reach 54%  Chance
University of North Alabama
22 ACT Average
19 25 Avg - 49%  Chance
Tuskegee University
20 ACT Average
18 23 Avg - 53%  Chance
Faulkner University
21 ACT Average
18 24 Avg - 53%  Chance
Oakwood University
20 ACT Average
17 22 Avg + 52%  Chance
University of South Alabama
22 ACT Average
20 25 Reach 70%  Chance
Troy University
22 ACT Average
19 26 Avg - 89%  Chance
Alabama State University
18 ACT Average
16 19 Good 71%  Chance
Stillman College
18 ACT Average
14 21 Avg + 68%  Chance
University of West Alabama
20 ACT Average
18 21 Avg + 79%  Chance
Alabama A & M University
18 ACT Average
16 19 Good 84%  Chance
Auburn University at Montgomery
21 ACT Average
19 23 Avg - 74%  Chance
Heritage Christian University
16 ACT Average
14 17 Good 100%  Chance
Judson College
22 ACT Average
19 25 Avg - 100%  Chance
Marion Military Institute
22 ACT Average
19 26 Avg - 52%  Chance
Southeastern Bible College
22 ACT Average
18 25 Avg - 99%  Chance

Alaska Colleges with a 20 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 20
Alaska Pacific University
22 ACT Average
17 26 Avg - 36%  Chance
University of Alaska Fairbanks
22 ACT Average
18 26 Avg - 67%  Chance

Arizona Colleges with a 20 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 20
Prescott College
23 ACT Average
19 27 Avg - 61%  Chance
Arizona Christian University
21 ACT Average
19 23 Avg - 44%  Chance

Arkansas Colleges with a 20 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 20
Ouachita Baptist University
24 ACT Average
21 28 Reach 54%  Chance
Arkansas State University Main Campus
24 ACT Average
21 26 Reach 55%  Chance
Central Baptist College
20 ACT Average
18 23 Avg - 47%  Chance
Williams Baptist College
22 ACT Average
19 24 Avg - 59%  Chance
Henderson State University
21 ACT Average
18 24 Avg - 59%  Chance
Southern Arkansas University Main Campus
21 ACT Average
18 24 Avg - 63%  Chance
University of Central Arkansas
23 ACT Average
20 26 Reach 87%  Chance
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
18 ACT Average
16 20 Avg + 59%  Chance
Ecclesia College
20 ACT Average
17 22 Avg + 65%  Chance
University of the Ozarks
22 ACT Average
20 25 Reach 95%  Chance
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
21 ACT Average
18 24 Avg - 88%  Chance
University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton
20 ACT Average
17 22 Avg + 71%  Chance

California Colleges with a 20 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 20
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
24 ACT Average
20 27 Reach 29%  Chance
California State University Long Beach
23 ACT Average
20 26 Reach 23%  Chance
Biola University
24 ACT Average
21 28 Reach 56%  Chance
University of La Verne
22 ACT Average
20 24 Reach 34%  Chance
California State University Fullerton
22 ACT Average
19 24 Avg - 37%  Chance
Whittier College
23 ACT Average
20 26 Reach 50%  Chance
San Jose State University
23 ACT Average
20 26 Reach 42%  Chance
University of California Merced
22 ACT Average
20 25 Reach 51%  Chance
Pacific Union College
20 ACT Average
18 23 Avg - 45%  Chance
Concordia University Irvine
22 ACT Average
20 25 Reach 48%  Chance
Menlo College
22 ACT Average
19 25 Avg - 30%  Chance
Azusa Pacific University
24 ACT Average
21 27 Reach 68%  Chance
San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus
18 ACT Average
16 21 Avg + 55%  Chance
California State University Chico
22 ACT Average
19 24 Avg - 58%  Chance
Simpson University
21 ACT Average
18 24 Avg - 48%  Chance