Colleges for a 21 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 21?

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 818 schools where submitting a 21 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 21 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 21 a good ACT score?

A score of 21 is a little better than average. It places you in the top 57th percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a slightly above average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test. If a 21 isn't strong enough to get into your dream school, consider taking a test prep course to see if you can raise your score.

What is the SAT equivalent to a 21 ACT score?

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.

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Displaying 818 target schools where your 21 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 241 reach schools and 356 safety schools you can consider.

Frequently Asked Questions

A score of 21 is a little better than average. The score puts you in the top 57th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 21 ACT score.

East Carolina University, University of Hawaii at Manoa and University of Arizona are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 21 ACT score.

A 21 ranks in the top 57th percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

A 21 converts to a 1080 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1080 SAT score.