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 competitive chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Western colleges, we've found 41 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.

41 results found

Displaying 41 target schools 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 72 reach schools and 54 safety schools you can consider.

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

72% acceptance rate

  • 29,778enrollment
  • $13,551net price
  • $7,260tuition
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance64%
California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

42% acceptance rate

  • 28,036enrollment
  • $3,907net price
  • $6,749tuition
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance47%
California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

64% acceptance rate

  • 31,902enrollment
  • $9,841net price
  • $7,310tuition
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance60%
California State University Chico
C
Chico, CA
California State University Chico

Public 4 Year

65% acceptance rate

  • 17,578enrollment
  • $14,185net price
  • $7,608tuition
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance52%
Portland State University
P
Portland, OR
Portland State University

Public 4 Year

90% acceptance rate

  • 25,711enrollment
  • $13,573net price
  • $9,105tuition
  • 1010-1230SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance85%
California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA
California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

58% acceptance rate

  • 25,137enrollment
  • $5,879net price
  • $6,587tuition
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance54%
Sonoma State University
S
Rohnert Park, CA
Sonoma State University

Public 4 Year

90% acceptance rate

  • 9,459enrollment
  • $16,807net price
  • $7,798tuition
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance85%
California State University Northridge
C
Northridge, CA
California State University Northridge

Public 4 Year

51% acceptance rate

  • 40,212enrollment
  • $5,958net price
  • $6,893tuition
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance47%
California State University San Marcos
C
San Marcos, CA
California State University San Marcos

Public 4 Year

58% acceptance rate

  • 15,972enrollment
  • $10,454net price
  • $7,713tuition
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance53%
Humboldt State University
H
Arcata, CA
Humboldt State University

Public 4 Year

77% acceptance rate

  • 7,972enrollment
  • $14,140net price
  • $7,675tuition
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance66%
Adams State College
A
Alamosa, CO
Adams State College

Public 4 Year

99% acceptance rate

  • 3,110enrollment
  • $12,989net price
  • $9,440tuition
  • 870-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.12Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance99%
Metropolitan State College of Denver
M
Denver, CO
Metropolitan State College of Denver

Public 4 Year

59% acceptance rate

  • 20,192enrollment
  • $12,175net price
  • $7,666tuition
  • 900-1110SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance50%
Central Washington University
C
Ellensburg, WA
Central Washington University

Public 4 Year

78% acceptance rate

  • 12,342enrollment
  • $14,124net price
  • $8,072tuition
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance72%
Colorado Mesa University
C
Grand Junction, CO
Colorado Mesa University

Public 4 Year

81% acceptance rate

  • 9,492enrollment
  • $14,309net price
  • $8,627tuition
  • 940-1050SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance71%
University of Hawaii at Hilo
H
Hilo, HI
University of Hawaii at Hilo

Public 4 Year

79% acceptance rate

  • 3,406enrollment
  • $13,825net price
  • $7,720tuition
  • 960-1170SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance73%
Eastern Washington University
E
Cheney, WA
Eastern Washington University

Public 4 Year

63% acceptance rate

  • 12,633enrollment
  • $11,393net price
  • $7,323tuition
  • 870-1080SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance54%
Notre Dame de Namur University
N
Belmont, CA
Notre Dame de Namur University

Private 4 Year

82% acceptance rate

  • 1,492enrollment
  • $28,167net price
  • $35,350tuition
  • 870-1060SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance78%
California State University Monterey Bay
C
Seaside, CA
California State University Monterey Bay

Public 4 Year

59% acceptance rate

  • 7,540enrollment
  • $11,233net price
  • $7,143tuition
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Estimated Chance50%