Colleges for a 18 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 18?

With a 18 on the ACT, these colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 424 schools where submitting a 18 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 18 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 18 a good ACT score?

You can probably do better than a score of 18. It places you in the bottom 38th percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a 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 18 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 18 on the ACT converts to a 970 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 colleges can I get into?

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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311 results nationwide

List of 18 ACT Colleges

Displaying 311 colleges where your 18 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 826 target schools (good chance), 1,086 reach (harder) schools and 664 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

San Jose State University
S
San Jose, CA
San Jose State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

22 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,400enrollment
  • $14,471net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1260SAT range
  • 18-27ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance53%
San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 29,778enrollment
  • $15,166net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance59%
California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#25 Best Public Universities in California

  • 28,036enrollment
  • $3,255net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance53%
California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

19 Average ACT

#22 Best Public Universities in California

  • 31,902enrollment
  • $10,271net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 940-1140SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance79%
Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $16,681net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance83%
Clark Atlanta University
C
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

18 Average ACT

#15 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $27,931net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 940-1080SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance55%
Morgan State University
M
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

18 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,712enrollment
  • $15,998net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 570-840SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.65Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance68%
Alabama State University
A
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

17 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $13,476net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 880-1020SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance98%
North Carolina A & T State University
N
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

19 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $9,097net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.68Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance53%
Morehouse College
M
Atlanta, GA
Morehouse College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#18 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,206enrollment
  • $28,307net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1143SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Texas Southern University
T
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

16 Average ACT

#27 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,732enrollment
  • $14,540net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1000SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance95%
California State University Chico
C
Chico, CA
California State University Chico

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#15 Best Public Universities in California

  • 17,578enrollment
  • $14,843net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 990-1190SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance60%
University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

20 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,733enrollment
  • $15,235net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance46%
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 18 ACT
Admission Chance61%
Virginia State University
V
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,385enrollment
  • $18,034net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 830-1010SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance96%
Portland State University
P
Portland, OR
Portland State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 25,711enrollment
  • $12,710net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance93%
California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA
California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

19 Average ACT

#20 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,137enrollment
  • $6,002net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance54%
Savannah State University
S
Savannah, GA
Savannah State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

17 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 4,077enrollment
  • $9,557net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 900-1030SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 2.74Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance41%

FAQs

Is a 18 a good ACT score?

You can probably do better than a score of 18. The score puts you in the bottom 38th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 18 ACT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 18 ACT score?

San Jose State University, San Francisco State University and California State University Los Angeles are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 18 ACT score.

What percentile is 18 on the ACT?

A 18 ranks in the bottom 38th percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

What is the equivalent SAT score to a 18 ACT?

A 18 converts to a 970 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 970 SAT score.