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 Southern colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Southern colleges, we've found 207 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.


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144 results

List of 18 ACT Colleges

Displaying 144 colleges where your 18 ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 402 target schools (good chance), 366 reach (harder) schools and 258 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $16,681net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance83%
Clark Atlanta University
C
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

18 Average ACT

#15 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $27,931net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 940-1080SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance55%
Morgan State University
M
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

18 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,712enrollment
  • $15,998net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 570-840SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.65Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance68%
Alabama State University
A
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

17 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $13,476net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 880-1020SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance98%
North Carolina A & T State University
N
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

19 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $9,097net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.68Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance53%
Morehouse College
M
Atlanta, GA
Morehouse College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#18 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,206enrollment
  • $28,307net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1143SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Texas Southern University
T
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

16 Average ACT

#27 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,732enrollment
  • $14,540net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1000SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance95%
University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

20 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,733enrollment
  • $15,235net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance46%
Virginia State University
V
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,385enrollment
  • $18,034net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 830-1010SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance96%
Savannah State University
S
Savannah, GA
Savannah State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

17 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 4,077enrollment
  • $9,557net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 900-1030SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 2.74Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance41%
Wingate University
W
Wingate, NC
Wingate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#15 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 3,689enrollment
  • $19,155net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance84%
Albany State University
A
Albany, GA
Albany State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

16 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 6,371enrollment
  • $12,500net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 740-890SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
  • 2.94Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance77%
Barry University
B
Miami, FL
Barry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

19 Average ACT

#13 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 7,186enrollment
  • $18,721net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 930-1080SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 2.92Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance44%
Jacksonville University
J
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#8 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 4,213enrollment
  • $24,020net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 910-1160SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance88%
Tarleton State University
T
Stephenville, TX
Tarleton State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

20 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 13,109enrollment
  • $14,631net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.21*Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance45%
Prairie View A & M University
P
Prairie View, TX
Prairie View A & M University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

18 Average ACT

#26 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,516enrollment
  • $13,460net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 870-1040SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.02Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance80%
North Carolina Central University
N
Durham, NC
North Carolina Central University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

18 Average ACT

#15 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 8,207enrollment
  • $13,755net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 890-1050SAT range
  • 17-19ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance68%
Winston Salem State University
W
Winston-Salem, NC
Winston Salem State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 5,190enrollment
  • $11,783net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 890-1030SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance75%