Colleges for a 17 on the ACT

What colleges accept a 17 ACT score?

With a 17 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 242 schools where submitting a 17 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 17 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 17 a good ACT score?

A score of 17 is pretty low. It places you in the bottom 31st percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a well below average 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 17 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 17 on the ACT converts to a 930 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 17?

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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242 results nationwide

List of 17 ACT Colleges

Displaying 242 colleges where your 17 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 714 target schools (good chance), 1,659 reach (harder) schools and 1,089 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

19 Average ACT

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 27,349enrollment
  • $14,757net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance79%
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 17 ACT
Admission Chance76%
California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#20 Best Public Universities in California

  • 32,293enrollment
  • $11,473net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance74%
Clark Atlanta University
C
HBCU
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

18 Average ACT

#12 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,776enrollment
  • $29,100net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 880-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance50%
Morgan State University
M
HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

18 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,634enrollment
  • $16,651net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 910-1070SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance69%
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 17 ACT
Admission Chance99%
North Carolina A & T State University
N
HBCU
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

19 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,753enrollment
  • $9,541net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance46%
Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

18 Average ACT

#25 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 7,015enrollment
  • $13,481net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 890-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance58%
University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

19 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,419enrollment
  • $15,749net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 900-1090SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.22Avg Weighted GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance70%
Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

19 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,064enrollment
  • $17,401net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance71%
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 17 ACT
Admission Chance96%
Portland State University
P
Portland, OR
Portland State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 23,640enrollment
  • $12,195net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance92%
California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA
California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

18 Average ACT

#24 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,497enrollment
  • $6,906net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 890-1100SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.12Estimated Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance88%
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 17 ACT
Admission Chance46%
Sonoma State University
S
Rohnert Park, CA
Sonoma State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#17 Best Public Universities in California

  • 8,018enrollment
  • $17,239net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance83%
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 17 ACT
Admission Chance79%
California State University Northridge
C
Northridge, CA
California State University Northridge

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

19 Average ACT

#22 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,381enrollment
  • $8,882net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 900-1110SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance58%
Prairie View A & M University
P
HBCU
Prairie View, TX
Prairie View A & M University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

18 Average ACT

#26 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,248enrollment
  • $13,794net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 870-1040SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance71%

FAQs

Is a 17 a good ACT score?

A score of 17 is pretty low. The score puts you in the bottom 31st percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 17 ACT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 17 ACT score?

San Francisco State University, California State University Los Angeles and California State University Sacramento are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 17 ACT score.

What percentile is 17 on the ACT?

A 17 ranks in the bottom 31st percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

What is the equivalent SAT score to a 17 ACT?

A 17 converts to a 930 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 930 SAT score.