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 competitive chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 378 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.

378 results found

Displaying 378 target schools where your 18 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 327 safety schools you can consider.

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

Public 4 Year

72% acceptance rate

  • 29,778enrollment
  • $13,551net price
  • $7,260tuition
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance64%
California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

42% acceptance rate

  • 28,036enrollment
  • $3,907net price
  • $6,749tuition
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance47%
California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

64% acceptance rate

  • 31,902enrollment
  • $9,841net price
  • $7,310tuition
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance60%
Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

87% acceptance rate

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $15,213net price
  • $10,560tuition
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance80%
Clark Atlanta University
C
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

52% acceptance rate

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $26,809net price
  • $22,186tuition
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 18-21ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance43%
Morgan State University
M
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

66% acceptance rate

  • 7,712enrollment
  • $15,508net price
  • $7,900tuition
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.65Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance66%
Alabama State University
A
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

98% acceptance rate

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $12,327net price
  • $11,068tuition
  • 860-1030SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance98%
North Carolina A & T State University
N
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

61% acceptance rate

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $11,049net price
  • $6,612tuition
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.68Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance56%
Texas Southern University
T
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

57% acceptance rate

  • 9,732enrollment
  • $13,205net price
  • $9,173tuition
  • 830-990SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance63%
California State University Chico
C
Chico, CA
California State University Chico

Public 4 Year

65% acceptance rate

  • 17,578enrollment
  • $14,185net price
  • $7,608tuition
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance52%
University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

58% acceptance rate

  • 13,733enrollment
  • $14,351net price
  • $6,288tuition
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance45%
Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

86% acceptance rate

  • 14,056enrollment
  • $16,839net price
  • $12,348tuition
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance83%
Virginia State University
V
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

91% acceptance rate

  • 4,385enrollment
  • $16,247net price
  • $9,056tuition
  • 840-1010SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance91%
Portland State University
P
Portland, OR
Portland State University

Public 4 Year

90% acceptance rate

  • 25,711enrollment
  • $13,573net price
  • $9,105tuition
  • 1010-1230SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance85%
Indiana State University
I
Terre Haute, IN
Indiana State University

Public 4 Year

90% acceptance rate

  • 13,044enrollment
  • $11,443net price
  • $9,090tuition
  • 910-1120SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance89%
California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA
California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

58% acceptance rate

  • 25,137enrollment
  • $5,879net price
  • $6,587tuition
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance54%
Wingate University
W
Wingate, NC
Wingate University

Private 4 Year

85% acceptance rate

  • 3,689enrollment
  • $18,094net price
  • $33,166tuition
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance77%
Sonoma State University
S
Rohnert Park, CA
Sonoma State University

Public 4 Year

90% acceptance rate

  • 9,459enrollment
  • $16,807net price
  • $7,798tuition
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance85%

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 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 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.