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 920/1130
    • ACT Range 16/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.23
    • Students: 1,154
    • Tuition:$32,968
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 53%
    • SAT Range 900/1130
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 1,365
    • Tuition:$30,234
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 60%
    • SAT Range 990/1200
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.26
    • Students: 24,176
    • Tuition:$10,560
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 87%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 80%
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    Old Dominion University

    • SAT Range 870/1100
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.15
    • Students: 8,076
    • Tuition:$6,134
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 45%
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    Columbus State University

    • SAT Range 960/1120
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.1
    • Students: 1,735
    • Tuition:$24,860
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 53%
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    Tusculum College

    • SAT Range 930/1120
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.02*
    • Students: 776
    • Tuition:$26,796
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 51%
    • SAT Range 980/1150
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.37
    • Students: 4,911
    • Tuition:$13,340
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 89%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 84%
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    Longwood University

    • SAT Range 920/1110
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.7
    • Students: 6,175
    • Tuition:$11,852
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 52%
    • SAT Range 950/1110
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 2.68
    • Students: 12,142
    • Tuition:$6,612
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 61%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 56%
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    North Carolina A & T State University

    • SAT Range 940/1100
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.1*
    • Students: 317
    • Tuition:$15,108
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 45%