Colleges for a 23 on the ACT

What colleges accept a 23 ACT score?

With a 23 on the ACT, these colleges are a good match for you

Based on 2021 freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, here are 709 schools where submitting a 23 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students. This list represents the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 23 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 23 a good ACT score?

Yes, with score of 23 you're in about the top third. It places you in the top 68th percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done an above above average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test. If a 23 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 23 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 23 on the ACT converts to a 1140 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 are the best colleges can I get into with a 23?

Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in this test score range. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 23 ACT Colleges

Displaying 709 colleges where your 23 ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 2,187 target schools (good chance), 345 reach (harder) schools and 1,491 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

24 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Arizona

  • 74,795enrollment
  • $14,653net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance86%

Applications Due May 1

Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

26 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 49,695enrollment
  • $16,655net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance62%

The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

27 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Alabama

  • 37,840enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1330SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance68%

Applications Due Apr 1

San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

25 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 36,334enrollment
  • $13,192net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.81Avg Weighted GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance29%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 29,986enrollment
  • $19,831net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance94%

Applications Due Feb 15

East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC
East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

21 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 28,798enrollment
  • $15,403net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance92%

Applications Due Apr 15

University of Hawaii at Manoa
H
Honolulu, HI
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

24 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Hawaii

  • 18,025enrollment
  • $15,193net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance81%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Arizona
A
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

25 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Arizona

  • 45,601enrollment
  • $15,620net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1350SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance80%

Applications Due May 1

Kennesaw State University
K
Kennesaw, Georgia
Kennesaw State University

Public 4 Year

18 reviews

22 Average ACT

 

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $15,451net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
  • 3.33Estimated Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance71%

Applications Due Mar 1

Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX
Texas State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

22 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 37,812enrollment
  • $13,750net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance88%

Applications Due May 1

Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

24 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 40,322enrollment
  • $15,452net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance64%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Houston
H
Houston, TX
University of Houston

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

25 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 47,090enrollment
  • $14,480net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance53%

Applications Due Jul 1

Georgia State University
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

23 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 36,360enrollment
  • $17,750net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance82%

Applications Due Mar 1

San Jose State University
S
San Jose, CA
San Jose State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

22 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in California

  • 36,208enrollment
  • $15,995net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.55Avg Weighted GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance71%

Applications Due Feb 10

California State University Long Beach
C
Long Beach, CA
California State University Long Beach

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

23 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,069enrollment
  • $10,568net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1240SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.68Avg Weighted GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance42%

Applications Due Nov 30

The University of Tampa
T
Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa

Private 4 Year

11 reviews

24 Average ACT

#9 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 9,605enrollment
  • $33,020net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1230SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance50%

Appalachian State University
A
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

24 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 20,023enrollment
  • $10,687net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.98Avg Weighted GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance76%

Applications Due Mar 31

Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

26 Average ACT

#3 Best Value Colleges in Colorado

  • 32,428enrollment
  • $17,609net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance73%

Applications Due May 11

FAQs

Is a 23 a good ACT score?

Yes, with score of 23 you're in about the top third. The score puts you in the top 68th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 23 ACT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 23 ACT score?

Arizona State University, Michigan State University and The University of Alabama are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 23 ACT score.

What percentile is 23 on the ACT?

A 23 ranks in the top 68th percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

What is the equivalent SAT score to a 23 ACT?

A 23 converts to a 1140 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1140 SAT score.