The Best Pacific Northwestern Colleges for a 18 on the ACT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Pacific Northwestern colleges, we've found 7 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 7 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 21 reach schools and 18 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 990/1170
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.42
    • Students: 5,342
    • Tuition:$31,158
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 50%
    • SAT Range 960/1160
    • ACT Range 17/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 12,342
    • Tuition:$8,072
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 72%
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    Central Washington University

    • SAT Range 870/1080
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.24
    • Students: 12,633
    • Tuition:$7,323
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 54%
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    Eastern Washington University

    • SAT Range 1010/1230
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.38
    • Students: 25,711
    • Tuition:$9,105
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 90%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 85%
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    Portland State University

    • SAT Range 1020/1220
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.45
    • Students: 1,607
    • Tuition:$37,356
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 96%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 93%
    • SAT Range 980/1190
    • ACT Range 16/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.25
    • Students: 5,354
    • Tuition:$11,261
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 86%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 84%
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    University of Washington Tacoma Campus

    • SAT Range 940/1130
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.1
    • Students: 2,978
    • Tuition:$8,679
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 98%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 97%