The Best Southern Colleges for a 18 on the ACT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Southern colleges, we've found 187 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 187 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 194 reach schools and 128 safety schools you can consider.

    • 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 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%
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    Gardner Webb University

    • 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 780/1160
    • ACT Range 13/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.34
    • Students: 683
    • Tuition:$26,648
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 39%
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    St. Andrews University

    • SAT Range 980/1170
    • ACT Range 18/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 1,857
    • Tuition:$35,160
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 53%
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    Bridgewater College

    • SAT Range 940/1120
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 1,048
    • Tuition:$23,690
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 33%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 26%
    • SAT Range 910/1140
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 2.36
    • Students: 1,294
    • Tuition:$30,520
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 39%
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    Catawba College

    • SAT Range 860/1060
    • ACT Range 17/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.1
    • Students: 3,026
    • Tuition:$22,170
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 41%
    • SAT Range 960/1180
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.06
    • Students: 509
    • Tuition:$21,900
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 34%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 23%
    • SAT Range 950/1160
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.35
    • Students: 8,755
    • Tuition:$25,870
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 48%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%
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    Southeastern University