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 competitive 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 submitting a 18 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students' average ACT scores. The colleges are ranked by their position on the CollegeSimply best colleges ranking. They represent the top 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.

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Displaying 377 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.

18 ACT Score : The Best Colleges You Can Get Into
College ACT Score Range
K

Grand Rapids, MI

17-25
K

Keene, NH

18-24
L

Newton, MA

16-25
S

Saint Cloud, MN

18-24
S

Incline Village, NV

18-23
S

Miami Gardens, FL

16-21
H

Brownwood, TX

18-23
E

Marshall, TX

18-23
A

Mount Hope, WV

18-23
S

El Cajon, CA

16-24
M

Mount Olive, NC

17-21
N

Papillion, NE

16-21
S

San Francisco, CA

17-23
M

Minot, ND

18-23
A

New Haven, CT

15-20
F

Framingham, MA

18-23
T

Stephenville, TX

18-23
H

Philadelphia, PA

18-22
L

Greenwood, SC

17-22
F

Hancock, MI

17-22
F

Wichita, KS

18-24
Y

York, NE

18-22
C

Atlanta, GA

18-21
P

Hammond, IN

18-24
C

Cincinnati, OH

16-21

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.