New Jersey Colleges for a 17 on the ACT

What New Jersey colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 17?

With a 17 on the ACT, these New Jersey colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all New Jersey colleges, we've found 7 schools where submitting a 17 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students' average ACT scores. They represent the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 17 ACT score. You can view your reach schools and safety schools by using the admission chance filter. 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.


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List of 17 ACT Colleges

Displaying 7 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 14 target schools (good chance), 16 reach (harder) schools and 4 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

20 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,056enrollment
  • $17,490net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance57%
Bloomfield College
B
Bloomfield, NJ
Bloomfield College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#12 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 1,685enrollment
  • $17,782net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 820-1110SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 2.6Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance71%
Caldwell College
C
Caldwell, NJ
 
Caldwell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#10 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 2,189enrollment
  • $17,394net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance89%
Felician College
F
Lodi, NJ
 
Felician College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#11 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 2,004enrollment
  • $17,958net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 900-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance86%
College of Saint Elizabeth
S
Morristown, NJ
 
College of Saint Elizabeth

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 1,186enrollment
  • $19,176net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 890-1096SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 3.12*Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance74%
Centenary College
C
Hackettstown, NJ
 
Centenary College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 1,802enrollment
  • $22,221net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 938-1148SAT range
  • 15-25ACT range
  • 3.23*Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance69%
Saint Peter's College
S
Jersey City, NJ
 
Saint Peter's College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#9 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 3,452enrollment
  • $13,122net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 930-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA
Your 17 ACT
Admission Chance71%