The Best Midwestern Colleges for a 18 on the ACT

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

With a 18 on the ACT, these are the Midwestern colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Midwestern colleges, we've found 71 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 71 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 204 reach schools and 16 safety schools you can consider.

    • 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 920/1150
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.38
    • Students: 1,132
    • Tuition:$27,130
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 48%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%
    • SAT Range 910/1110
    • ACT Range 16/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.15
    • Students: 1,419
    • Tuition:$24,000
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 46%
    • SAT Range 900/1160
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.36
    • Students: 1,510
    • Tuition:$26,200
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 55%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 42%
    • SAT Range 950/1260
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.39
    • Students: 353
    • Tuition:$16,876
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 62%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 51%
    • SAT Range 920/1110
    • ACT Range 18/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.33
    • Students: 7,526
    • Tuition:$11,803
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 55%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 42%
    • SAT Range 990/1210
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.46
    • Students: 3,357
    • Tuition:$24,078
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 60%
    • SAT Range 940/1170
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.21
    • Students: 4,392
    • Tuition:$30,450
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 40%
    • SAT Range 880/1100
    • ACT Range 17/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.1*
    • Students: 201
    • Tuition:$33,450
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 33%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 27%
    • SAT Range 930/1150
    • ACT Range 18/19
    • Average HS GPA 3.0
    • Students: 594
    • Tuition:$20,550
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
    • SAT Range 960/1140
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.39
    • Students: 1,086
    • Tuition:$28,562
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
    • SAT Range 930/1110
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.11
    • Students: 8,502
    • Tuition:$12,951
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 48%
    • SAT Range 960/1140
    • ACT Range 18/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.32
    • Students: 566
    • Tuition:$22,410
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 39%
    • SAT Range 950/1110
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.28
    • Students: 1,993
    • Tuition:$29,240
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 47%
    • SAT Range 950/1140
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.15
    • Students: 1,068
    • Tuition:$26,680
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 46%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 36%
    • SAT Range 980/1170
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 982
    • Tuition:$32,010
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 75%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 66%
    • SAT Range 800/1210
    • ACT Range 15/19
    • Average HS GPA 2.98
    • Students: 444
    • Tuition:$28,390
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
    • SAT Range 920/1130
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.19*
    • Students: 1,160
    • Tuition:$31,422
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
    • SAT Range 860/1070
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.03
    • Students: 545
    • Tuition:$32,700
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 47%
    • SAT Range 920/1100
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.19*
    • Students: 1,873
    • Tuition:$32,598
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 41%
    • SAT Range 920/1110
    • ACT Range 16/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.16
    • Students: 1,035
    • Tuition:$29,960
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 72%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 69%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 18/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.3*
    • Students: 1,162
    • Tuition:$13,392
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 33%
    • SAT Range 850/1050
    • ACT Range 17/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.18
    • Students: 161
    • Tuition:$21,989
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 59%
    • SAT Range 960/1240
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.14
    • Students: 13,928
    • Tuition:$8,265
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 86%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 78%
    • SAT Range 760/1060
    • ACT Range 16/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.06*
    • Students: 134
    • Tuition:$17,665
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 34%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 34%
    • SAT Range 890/1080
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.12*
    • Students: 456
    • Tuition:$22,758
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 32%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 28%
    • SAT Range 950/1160
    • ACT Range 18/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.21*
    • Students: 440
    • Tuition:$19,310
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 37%
    • SAT Range 940/1140
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.08
    • Students: 9,194
    • Tuition:$7,478
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 46%
    • SAT Range 880/1060
    • ACT Range 16/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.12
    • Students: 776
    • Tuition:$17,228
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 42%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 42%
    • SAT Range 810/1050
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.43
    • Students: 1,044
    • Tuition:$27,276
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 69%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
    • SAT Range 960/1190
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.01
    • Students: 12,607
    • Tuition:$8,967
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 69%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
    • SAT Range 900/1090
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.1
    • Students: 1,819
    • Tuition:$27,400
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 60%
    • SAT Range 750/1170
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 2.93
    • Students: 2,218
    • Tuition:$26,900
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 50%
    • SAT Range 870/1080
    • ACT Range 16/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.0
    • Students: 2,497
    • Tuition:$28,870
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 48%
    • SAT Range 790/1020
    • ACT Range 16/23
    • Average HS GPA 2.76*
    • Students: 98
    • Tuition:$17,314
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 37%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 34%
    • SAT Range 960/1150
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 2,199
    • Tuition:$30,430
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 93%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 89%
    • SAT Range 920/1090
    • ACT Range 18/22
    • Average HS GPA 2.73
    • Students: 548
    • Tuition:$27,710
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 55%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 42%
    • SAT Range 860/1030
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.21*
    • Students: 7,167
    • Tuition:$8,612
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 51%
    • SAT Range 870/1020
    • ACT Range 18/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.08
    • Students: 2,148
    • Tuition:$29,998
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 71%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 59%
    • SAT Range 890/1170
    • ACT Range 15/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.23
    • Students: 19,123
    • Tuition:$12,508
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 73%
    • SAT Range 970/1230
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.19
    • Students: 14,403
    • Tuition:$9,254
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 95%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 92%
    • SAT Range 930/1150
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.36*
    • Students: 1,290
    • Tuition:$26,340
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 81%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 71%
    • SAT Range 920/1120
    • ACT Range 17/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.17
    • Students: 3,722
    • Tuition:$7,344
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
    • SAT Range 900/1020
    • ACT Range 16/20
    • Average HS GPA 2.98*
    • Students: 2,964
    • Tuition:$10,163
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 33%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 33%
    • SAT Range 850/1070
    • ACT Range 16/22
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,098
    • Tuition:$27,680
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 71%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 67%
    • SAT Range 930/1090
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 1,260
    • Tuition:$25,675
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 85%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 79%
    • SAT Range 850/1100
    • ACT Range 16/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.0
    • Students: 2,385
    • Tuition:$34,110
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 73%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 69%
    • SAT Range 890/1090
    • ACT Range 16/21
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,867
    • Tuition:$20,600
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 59%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 15/22
    • Average HS GPA 2.87
    • Students: 8,103
    • Tuition:$11,218
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 56%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 16/22
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 692
    • Tuition:$20,750
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 18/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.08*
    • Students: 298
    • Tuition:$23,030
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 46%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 37%
    • SAT Range 910/1120
    • ACT Range 16/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.06
    • Students: 13,044
    • Tuition:$9,090
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 90%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 89%
    • SAT Range 970/1180
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.19
    • Students: 10,139
    • Tuition:$8,450
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 97%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 95%
    • SAT Range 710/880
    • ACT Range 14/18
    • Average HS GPA 2.6
    • Students: 2,099
    • Tuition:$6,346
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 69%
    • SAT Range 960/1180
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.22*
    • Students: 4,035
    • Tuition:$8,733
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 88%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 81%
    • SAT Range 950/1150
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.08
    • Students: 5,144
    • Tuition:$7,344
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 85%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 80%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 16/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.21
    • Students: 1,339
    • Tuition:$30,100
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 62%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 62%
    • SAT Range 920/1110
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 1,886
    • Tuition:$27,608
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 92%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 88%
    • SAT Range 940/1140
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.09
    • Students: 1,444
    • Tuition:$22,480
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 89%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 83%
    • SAT Range 730/850
    • ACT Range 14/19
    • Average HS GPA 2.82*
    • Students: 672
    • Tuition:$13,250
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
    • SAT Range 930/1130
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.06
    • Students: 5,214
    • Tuition:$7,344
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 82%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
    • SAT Range 910/1100
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 2.82
    • Students: 3,959
    • Tuition:$7,344
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 80%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 72%
    • SAT Range 860/1060
    • ACT Range 17/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.09*
    • Students: 1,700
    • Tuition:$30,160
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 90%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 87%
    • SAT Range 980/1130
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 807
    • Tuition:$23,780
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 96%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 93%
    • SAT Range 960/1090
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.15*
    • Students: 700
    • Tuition:$20,375
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 97%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 95%
    • SAT Range 970/1120
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,063
    • Tuition:$6,194
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 99%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 98%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 2.98
    • Students: 4,295
    • Tuition:$7,389
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 6,006
    • Tuition:$6,503
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 96%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 93%
    • SAT Range 700/810
    • ACT Range 15/18
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 968
    • Tuition:$18,600
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 80%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 89%