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 competitive chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Southern colleges, we've found 187 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.

187 results found

List of 18 ACT Colleges

Displaying 187 target colleges 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 194 reach (harder) schools and 128 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
  • $15,213net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance80%
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Clark Atlanta University
C
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

19 Average ACT

#16 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $26,809net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 18-21ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance43%
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
  • $15,508net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.65Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance66%
Alabama State University
A
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

18 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $12,327net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 860-1030SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance98%
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North Carolina A & T State University
N
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

19 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $11,049net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.68Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance56%
Texas Southern University
T
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

17 Average ACT

#20 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,732enrollment
  • $13,205net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 830-990SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance63%
University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

20 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,733enrollment
  • $14,351net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance45%
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Virginia State University
V
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

18 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,385enrollment
  • $16,247net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1010SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance91%
Wingate University
W
Wingate, NC
Wingate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#21 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 3,689enrollment
  • $18,094net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance77%
Albany State University
A
Albany, GA
Albany State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

16 Average ACT

#19 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 6,371enrollment
  • $10,809net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 750-900SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.94Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance95%
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Stephen F Austin State University
S
Nacogdoches, TX
Stephen F Austin State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

21 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 13,144enrollment
  • $11,650net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26*Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance56%
Barry University
B
Miami, FL
Barry University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

19 Average ACT

#24 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 7,186enrollment
  • $21,547net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 910-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.92Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance89%
Tarleton State University
T
Stephenville, TX
Tarleton State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

20 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 13,109enrollment
  • $12,831net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.21*Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance44%
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Prairie View A & M University
P
Prairie View, TX
Prairie View A & M University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

18 Average ACT

#25 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,516enrollment
  • $10,290net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 890-1050SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.02Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance74%
North Carolina Central University
N
Durham, NC
North Carolina Central University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

18 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 8,207enrollment
  • $12,687net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 900-1050SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance47%
Winston Salem State University
W
Winston-Salem, NC
Winston Salem State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#14 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 5,190enrollment
  • $11,256net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 890-1030SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 3.15Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance73%
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Tuskegee University
T
Tuskegee, AL
Tuskegee University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

22 Average ACT

#5 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

  • 3,026enrollment
  • $30,847net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 860-1060SAT range
  • 17-27ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance41%
Alabama A & M University
A
Normal, AL
Alabama A & M University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 6,106enrollment
  • $15,812net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 850-1030SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 2.88*Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance93%