The Best Colleges for a 15 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 15?

With a 15 on the ACT, these are the colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 42 schools where a 15 ACT 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. They represent the better schools you have a competitive chance of getting into 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 on the ACT a good score?

A score of 15 isn't very competitive. It places you in the bottom 19th percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT entrance exam this year. The score indicates you've done a very poor job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test.

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.

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Displaying 42 target schools where your ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted applicants. You have a competitive chance at being accepted but admission is not a sure thing. Hint: You also have 597 reach schools and 325 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 770/1230
    • ACT Range 15/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.07*
    • Students: 691
    • Tuition:$9,580
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 15 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 16%
    • SAT Range 780/1160
    • ACT Range 13/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.34
    • Students: 683
    • Tuition:$26,648
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 15 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 33%
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    St. Andrews University

    • SAT Range 800/1210
    • ACT Range 15/19
    • Average HS GPA 2.98
    • Students: 444
    • Tuition:$28,390
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 15 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 37%
    • SAT Range 900/1010
    • ACT Range 15/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.08
    • Students: 71
    • Tuition:$9,460
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 15 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 49%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 36%
    • SAT Range 810/1050
    • ACT Range 15/20
    • Average HS GPA 2.8
    • Students: 1,456
    • Tuition:$32,060
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 15 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 47%
    • SAT Range 890/1080
    • ACT Range 15/20
    • Average HS GPA 3.18
    • Students: 28,036
    • Tuition:$6,749
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 15 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 42%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 32%
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    California State University Los Angeles

    • SAT Range 790/1080
    • ACT Range 15/20
    • Average HS GPA 2.89*
    • Students: 1,557
    • Tuition:$17,038
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 15 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 46%
    • SAT Range 890/1170
    • ACT Range 15/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.23
    • Students: 19,123
    • Tuition:$12,508
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 15 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 65%
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    Eastern Michigan University

    • SAT Range 810/980
    • ACT Range 14/18
    • Average HS GPA 2.97
    • Students: 1,565
    • Tuition:$18,236
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 15 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 46%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 40%
    • SAT Range 780/980
    • ACT Range 14/18
    • Average HS GPA 2.95
    • Students: 469
    • Tuition:$16,096
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 15 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 40%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 34%

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Piedmont International University, St. Andrews University and Silver Lake College of the Holy Family 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.

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

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