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 18 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 910/1110
    • ACT Range 16/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.06*
    • Students: 204
    • Tuition:$16,060
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 65%
    • SAT Range 810/1000
    • ACT Range 14/18
    • Average HS GPA 2.64
    • Students: 1,399
    • Tuition:$24,980
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 71%
    • SAT Range 790/1100
    • ACT Range 16/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.17*
    • Students: 736
    • Tuition:$10,600
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 91%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 90%
    • SAT Range 890/1130
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 2.8
    • Students: 581
    • Tuition:$29,773
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 91%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 88%
    • SAT Range 830/1040
    • ACT Range 15/18
    • Average HS GPA 2.83*
    • Students: 2,906
    • Tuition:$13,525
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 72%
    • SAT Range 980/1160
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 11,929
    • Tuition:$9,085
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 87%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 81%
    • SAT Range 870/1090
    • ACT Range 15/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.04*
    • Students: 2,034
    • Tuition:$30,750
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 63%
    • SAT Range 900/960
    • ACT Range 15/20
    • Average HS GPA 2.96*
    • Students: 354
    • Tuition:$12,140
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 74%
    • SAT Range 920/1110
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.13*
    • Students: 10,387
    • Tuition:$7,436
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 73%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 65%
    • SAT Range 940/1170
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 2,568
    • Tuition:$31,810
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 91%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 86%