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 1000/1170
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.63
    • Students: 2,344
    • Tuition:$28,990
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 84%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
    • SAT Range 890/1040
    • ACT Range 17/20
    • Average HS GPA 4.0
    • Students: 1,677
    • Tuition:$3,194
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 59%
    • SAT Range 890/1120
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 2.98
    • Students: 780
    • Tuition:$21,480
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 71%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 63%
    • SAT Range 830/1060
    • ACT Range 17/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.28
    • Students: 2,172
    • Tuition:$16,854
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 49%
    • SAT Range 950/1190
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.18
    • Students: 10,515
    • Tuition:$9,544
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 79%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 70%
    • SAT Range 930/1090
    • ACT Range 17/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.01*
    • Students: 6,693
    • Tuition:$9,122
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 37%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 31%
    • SAT Range 810/980
    • ACT Range 14/18
    • Average HS GPA 2.97
    • Students: 1,565
    • Tuition:$18,236
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 46%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 59%
    • SAT Range 830/1050
    • ACT Range 16/22
    • Average HS GPA 2.91
    • Students: 196
    • Tuition:$15,300
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 44%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 40%
    • SAT Range 820/1070
    • ACT Range 16/25
    • Average HS GPA 2.9
    • Students: 5,407
    • Tuition:$16,552
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 61%
    • SAT Range 800/1100
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 193
    • Tuition:$24,450
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 60%