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The Best Colleges for a 23 on the ACT


What colleges can I get into with an ACT score of 23?

With a 23 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 1063 schools where a 23 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 23.

Is a 23 on the ACT a good score? Yes, you're in the top third. It places you in the top 68th percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT this year.

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 do these ratings mean?

College ACT 25th ACT 75th Chance with 23
United States Military Academy
26 ACT Average
West Point, New York
23 28 Reach 7%
New York School of Interior Design
24 ACT Average
New York, New York
18 29 Avg - 33%
University of Dallas
28 ACT Average
Irving, Texas
24 31 Reach 33%
Southwestern University
26 ACT Average
Georgetown, Texas
23 29 Reach 31%
Austin College
26 ACT Average
Sherman, Texas
23 29 Reach 39%
The University of Alabama
28 ACT Average
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
23 32 Reach 41%
San Diego State University
26 ACT Average
San Diego, California
23 28 Reach 26%
The College of Wooster
27 ACT Average
Wooster, Ohio
24 30 Reach 39%
Illinois Wesleyan University
26 ACT Average
Bloomington, Illinois
24 29 Reach 45%
State University of New York at New Paltz
26 ACT Average
New Paltz, New York
23 28 Reach 34%
Yeshiva University
26 ACT Average
New York, New York
23 29 Reach 50%
Howard University
25 ACT Average
Washington, District Of Columbia
22 28 Avg - 33%
Millsaps College
25 ACT Average
Jackson, Mississippi
22 28 Avg - 40%
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
25 ACT Average
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
22 28 Avg - 26%
University of Central Florida
26 ACT Average
Orlando, Florida
24 29 Reach 35%
Spelman College
24 ACT Average
Atlanta, Georgia
22 26 Avg - 34%
Coe College
25 ACT Average
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
22 28 Avg - 47%
Virginia Military Institute
26 ACT Average
Lexington, Virginia
23 28 Reach 42%
University of California Riverside
26 ACT Average
Riverside, California
23 29 Reach 44%
William Jewell College
26 ACT Average
Liberty, Missouri
23 28 Reach 38%
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
26 ACT Average
Socorro, New Mexico
23 29 Reach 14%
University at Buffalo
26 ACT Average
Buffalo, New York
24 28 Reach 37%
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
26 ACT Average
Syracuse, New York
24 28 Reach 33%
Hollins University
26 ACT Average
Roanoke, Virginia
23 28 Reach 38%
North Central College
24 ACT Average
Naperville, Illinois
22 27 Avg - 49%
Maryland Institute College of Art
26 ACT Average
Baltimore, Maryland
24 29 Reach 46%
Simmons College
26 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
24 29 Reach 44%
Mississippi College
26 ACT Average
Clinton, Mississippi
22 29 Avg - 32%
Eastern Mennonite University
24 ACT Average
Harrisonburg, Virginia
20 28 Avg - 51%
University of the Pacific
26 ACT Average
Stockton, California
22 30 Avg - 56%
Florida Southern College
26 ACT Average
Lakeland, Florida
24 29 Reach 36%
University of South Florida Main Campus
26 ACT Average
Tampa, Florida
24 29 Reach 30%
DePauw University
26 ACT Average
Greencastle, Indiana
24 29 Reach 52%
Andrews University
25 ACT Average
Berrien Springs, Michigan
21 29 Avg - 51%
Truman State University
27 ACT Average
Kirksville, Missouri
24 30 Reach 50%
University of Nebraska Lincoln
26 ACT Average
Lincoln, Nebraska
22 29 Avg - 57%
Pratt Institute Main
26 ACT Average
Brooklyn, New York
24 29 Reach 41%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
24 ACT Average
Memphis, Tennessee
19 28 Avg - 54%
The King's College
26 ACT Average
New York, New York
24 29 Reach 27%
Wabash College
26 ACT Average
Crawfordsville, Indiana
23 28 Reach 53%
Cornell College
26 ACT Average
Mount Vernon, Iowa
23 29 Reach 52%
Drake University
27 ACT Average
Des Moines, Iowa
24 30 Reach 52%
Concordia College at Moorhead
25 ACT Average
Moorhead, Minnesota
22 28 Avg - 53%
College of the Ozarks
24 ACT Average
Point Lookout, Missouri
21 26 Avg - 13%
Allegheny College
26 ACT Average
Meadville, Pennsylvania
23 29 Reach 56%
University of the Sciences
26 ACT Average
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
24 29 Reach 45%
Lipscomb University
26 ACT Average
Nashville, Tennessee
23 29 Reach 47%
Goshen College
24 ACT Average
Goshen, Indiana
19 28 Avg - 64%
Clarkson University
26 ACT Average
Potsdam, New York
24 29 Reach 51%
Union University
26 ACT Average
Jackson, Tennessee
23 29 Reach 47%