Colleges for a 15 on the ACT

What colleges accept a 15 ACT score?

With a 15 on the ACT, these colleges are a good match for you

Based on 2021 freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, here are 63 schools where submitting a 15 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students. This list represents the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 15 ACT score. Keep in mind, an ACT score alone won't get you admitted. It's equally important to have the GPA that the college is expecting for incoming students.

Is a 15 a good ACT score?

A score of 15 isn't very competitive. It places you in the bottom 19th percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a very poor job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test. Since your score is on the lower end of the range, consider taking a test prep course and re-taking the ACT to see if you can do better.

What is the SAT equivalent to a 15 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 15 on the ACT converts to a 850 on the SAT based on the College Board / ACT concordance. 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.

What are the best colleges can I get into with a 15?

Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in this test score range. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 15 ACT Colleges

Displaying 63 colleges where your 15 ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 186 target schools (good chance), 1,683 reach (harder) schools and 1,077 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#26 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,745enrollment
  • $3,859net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 870-1060SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance65%

Alabama State University
A
HBCU
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

17 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,072enrollment
  • $13,282net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 844-1049SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance98%

Applications Due Mar 1

Virginia State University
V
HBCU
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,020enrollment
  • $18,332net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.85Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance93%

Applications Due May 1

Savannah State University
S
HBCU
Savannah, GA
Savannah State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

17 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 3,488enrollment
  • $9,611net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 845-980SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.77Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance31%

Applications Due Jul 15

Albany State University
A
HBCU
Albany, GA
Albany State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

16 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 6,509enrollment
  • $13,678net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 740-900SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.77Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance64%

Applications Due May 1

North Carolina Central University
N
HBCU
Durham, NC
North Carolina Central University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

17 Average ACT

#16 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 8,078enrollment
  • $13,324net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 850-1010SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.02Estimated Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance78%

Applications Due May 1

Alabama A & M University
A
HBCU
Normal, AL
Alabama A & M University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 5,977enrollment
  • $15,373net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 840-1020SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.88Estimated Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due May 15

Norfolk State University
N
HBCU
Norfolk, VA
Norfolk State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 5,457enrollment
  • $15,657net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1020SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance86%

South Carolina State University
S
HBCU
Orangeburg, SC
South Carolina State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

16 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 2,339enrollment
  • $20,022net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 800-1000SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance92%

Applications Due May 30

Metropolitan State College of Denver
M
Denver, CO
Metropolitan State College of Denver

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 19,086enrollment
  • $13,563net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 870-1090SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance76%

Applications Due Jul 19

Bethune Cookman University
B
HBCU
Daytona Beach, FL
Bethune Cookman University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#14 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 2,845enrollment
  • $17,016net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 840-980SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.11Avg Weighted GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance96%

Applications Due May 30

Saint Augustines College
S
HBCU
Raleigh, NC
Saint Augustines College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

14 Average ACT

#17 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,110enrollment
  • $18,662net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 780-940SAT range
  • 12-16ACT range
  • 2.5Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance74%

Applications Due Jul 1

Chicago State University
C
Chicago, IL
Chicago State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 2,644enrollment
  • $8,637net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 750-963SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.03Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance31%

Applications Due May 1

Kentucky State University
K
HBCU
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 2,290enrollment
  • $7,254net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 860-1050SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.87Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance76%

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
S
Shippensburg, PA
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

19 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 6,130enrollment
  • $21,631net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 15-23ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance89%

Huston Tillotson University
H
HBCU
Austin, TX
Huston Tillotson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

15 Average ACT

 

  • 1,058enrollment
  • $14,375net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 800-980SAT range
  • 14-17ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance56%

Applications Due Jul 1

Paul Quinn College
P
HBCU
Dallas, TX
Paul Quinn College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

15 Average ACT

 

  • 468enrollment
  • $14,237net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 855-1015SAT range
  • 14-17ACT range
  • 2.6Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance62%

Applications Due Jun 1

Northeastern Illinois University
N
Chicago, IL
Northeastern Illinois University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

18 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 7,119enrollment
  • $14,831net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 810-1010SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA
Your 15 ACT
Admission Chance45%

Applications Due Jun 1

FAQs

Is a 15 a good ACT score?

A score of 15 isn't very competitive. The score puts you in the bottom 19th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 15 ACT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 15 ACT score?

California State University Los Angeles, Alabama State University and Virginia State University are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 15 ACT score.

What percentile is 15 on the ACT?

A 15 ranks in the bottom 19th percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

What is the equivalent SAT score to a 15 ACT?

A 15 converts to a 850 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 850 SAT score.