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The Best Colleges for a 21 on the ACT


What colleges can I get into with an ACT score of 21?

With a 21 on the ACT, these are the colleges you should have a chance to get into.

CollegeSimply analyzed the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges and found 985 schools where a 21 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 and thus represent the better schools you may be able to get into and those which have historically accepted a 21.

Is a 21 on the ACT a good score? A 21 is a little better than average. It places you in the top 57th percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT this year.

For comparison purposes, a 21 on the ACT converts to a 1080 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

College ACT 25th ACT 75th Chance with 21
Andrews University
25 ACT Average
Berrien Springs, Michigan
21 29 Reach 28%  Chance
Howard University
25 ACT Average
Washington, District Of Columbia
22 28 Reach 17%  Chance
Bryan College
24 ACT Average
Dayton, Tennessee
21 26 Reach 32%  Chance
Coe College
25 ACT Average
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
22 28 Reach 33%  Chance
Laurel University
20 ACT Average
High Point, North Carolina
15 24 Avg + 45%  Chance
Maryland Institute College of Art
25 ACT Average
Baltimore, Maryland
22 28 Reach 40%  Chance
William Jewell College
25 ACT Average
Liberty, Missouri
22 28 Reach 34%  Chance
Goshen College
26 ACT Average
Goshen, Indiana
22 29 Reach 47%  Chance
Spring Hill College
24 ACT Average
Mobile, Alabama
22 27 Reach 29%  Chance
Augsburg College
22 ACT Average
Minneapolis, Minnesota
19 25 Avg - 41%  Chance
Webster University
24 ACT Average
Saint Louis, Missouri
21 27 Reach 34%  Chance
Emmaus Bible College
24 ACT Average
Dubuque, Iowa
20 28 Avg - 27%  Chance
Columbia International University
23 ACT Average
Columbia, South Carolina
20 26 Avg - 28%  Chance
Liberty University
24 ACT Average
Lynchburg, Virginia
21 28 Reach 17%  Chance
Hanover College
24 ACT Average
Hanover, Indiana
22 27 Reach 41%  Chance
Ramapo College of New Jersey
24 ACT Average
Mahwah, New Jersey
21 26 Reach 42%  Chance
SUNY at Purchase College
24 ACT Average
Purchase, New York
20 27 Avg - 37%  Chance
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
25 ACT Average
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
22 28 Reach 37%  Chance
Presbyterian College
24 ACT Average
Clinton, South Carolina
21 28 Reach 49%  Chance
LeTourneau University
25 ACT Average
Longview, Texas
22 28 Reach 28%  Chance
University of Connecticut Stamford
26 ACT Average
Stamford, Connecticut
22 29 Reach 42%  Chance
University of Delaware
26 ACT Average
Newark, Delaware
22 29 Reach 56%  Chance
The University of Tampa
24 ACT Average
Tampa, Florida
22 27 Reach 33%  Chance
University of Minnesota Morris
25 ACT Average
Morris, Minnesota
22 28 Reach 40%  Chance
Mississippi State University
24 ACT Average
Mississippi State, Mississippi
21 28 Reach 45%  Chance
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
23 ACT Average
Memphis, Tennessee
19 27 Avg - 47%  Chance
Abilene Christian University
24 ACT Average
Abilene, Texas
21 27 Reach 38%  Chance
Eastern Mennonite University
24 ACT Average
Harrisonburg, Virginia
20 28 Avg - 51%  Chance
California State University Long Beach
23 ACT Average
Long Beach, California
20 26 Avg - 25%  Chance
University of St Francis
23 ACT Average
Joliet, Illinois
20 26 Avg - 40%  Chance
Mississippi College
24 ACT Average
Clinton, Mississippi
21 28 Reach 38%  Chance
Kansas City Art Institute
23 ACT Average
Kansas City, Missouri
21 25 Reach 52%  Chance
Le Moyne College
25 ACT Average
Syracuse, New York
22 28 Reach 48%  Chance
SUNY College at Oneonta
24 ACT Average
Oneonta, New York
22 26 Reach 34%  Chance
SUNY College at Plattsburgh
23 ACT Average
Plattsburgh, New York
21 25 Reach 38%  Chance
Lipscomb University
25 ACT Average
Nashville, Tennessee
22 28 Reach 44%  Chance
Johnson University
22 ACT Average
Knoxville, Tennessee
18 25 Avg - 47%  Chance
Dallas Baptist University
22 ACT Average
Dallas, Texas
19 25 Avg - 39%  Chance
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
24 ACT Average
Chicago, Illinois
22 27 Reach 43%  Chance
North Central College
24 ACT Average
Naperville, Illinois
22 27 Reach 43%  Chance
College of the Ozarks
23 ACT Average
Point Lookout, Missouri
21 25 Reach 9%  Chance
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
22 ACT Average
Omaha, Nebraska
21 24 Reach 27%  Chance
Brigham Young University Hawaii
24 ACT Average
Laie, Hawaii
22 26 Reach 14%  Chance
University of La Verne
23 ACT Average
La Verne, California
20 26 Avg - 39%  Chance
Bradley University
25 ACT Average
Peoria, Illinois
22 28 Reach 53%  Chance
Northwestern College
24 ACT Average
Orange City, Iowa
21 28 Reach 55%  Chance
Central Christian College of the Bible
22 ACT Average
Moberly, Missouri
18 25 Avg - 28%  Chance
New York School of Interior Design
18 ACT Average
New York, New York
17 18 Good 97%  Chance
SUNY at Albany
24 ACT Average
Albany, New York
22 26 Reach 35%  Chance
SUNY College at Oswego
24 ACT Average
Oswego, New York
22 27 Reach 39%  Chance