The Best Western Colleges for a 18 on the ACT

What Western colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 18?

With a 18 on the ACT, these are the Western colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Western colleges, we've found 40 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 40 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 72 reach schools and 54 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 950/1190
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.35
    • Students: 1,062
    • Tuition:$30,060
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 49%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 38%
    • SAT Range 1000/1190
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.21
    • Students: 17,578
    • Tuition:$7,608
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 52%
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    California State University Chico

    • SAT Range 950/1120
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.13
    • Students: 2,169
    • Tuition:$33,720
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 40%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 32%
    • SAT Range 850/1060
    • ACT Range 16/21
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 808
    • Tuition:$5,706
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 44%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 44%
    • SAT Range 990/1170
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.42
    • Students: 5,342
    • Tuition:$31,158
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 50%
    • SAT Range 930/1130
    • ACT Range 16/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.18
    • Students: 40,212
    • Tuition:$6,893
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 47%
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    California State University Northridge

    • SAT Range 920/1150
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 775
    • Tuition:$42,800
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 45%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%
    • SAT Range 920/1120
    • ACT Range 16/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.33
    • Students: 25,137
    • Tuition:$6,587
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 54%
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    California State University Fresno

    • SAT Range 1050/1270
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.19
    • Students: 7,404
    • Tuition:$6,657
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 67%
    • SAT Range 960/1140
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.18
    • Students: 15,972
    • Tuition:$7,713
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 18 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 53%
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    California State University San Marcos