The Best 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 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 377 schools where a 18 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 18 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 18 on the ACT a good 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 students taking the ACT entrance exam this year. The score indicates you've done a below average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test.

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.

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Displaying 377 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 58 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1030/1230
    • ACT Range 18/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.53
    • Students: 1,867
    • Tuition:$35,462
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 56%
    • SAT Range 1000/1210
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.42
    • Students: 2,406
    • Tuition:$41,350
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
    • SAT Range 950/1170
    • ACT Range 17/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.28
    • Students: 567
    • Tuition:$25,390
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 47%
    • SAT Range 930/1190
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.24*
    • Students: 1,255
    • Tuition:$36,358
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 47%
    • SAT Range 870/1100
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.23
    • Students: 770
    • Tuition:$32,766
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 42%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 31%
    • SAT Range 970/1180
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.72
    • Students: 3,598
    • Tuition:$32,000
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 48%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%
    • SAT Range 1030/1190
    • ACT Range 17/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.44
    • Students: 3,256
    • Tuition:$32,947
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 59%
    • SAT Range 770/1230
    • ACT Range 15/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.07*
    • Students: 691
    • Tuition:$9,580
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 22%
    • SAT Range 950/1190
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.35
    • Students: 1,062
    • Tuition:$30,060
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 49%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 38%
    • SAT Range 1000/1190
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.21
    • Students: 17,578
    • Tuition:$7,608
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 52%

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Saint Vincent College, Mount St Mary's University and Eureka College 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.

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

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