The Best Maryland Colleges for a 23 on the ACT

What Maryland colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 23?

With a 23 on the ACT, these are the Maryland colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Maryland colleges, we've found 12 schools where a 23 ACT 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. They represent the better schools you have a competitive chance of getting into 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 on the ACT a good 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 students taking the ACT entrance exam this year. 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.

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.

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Displaying 12 target schools where your 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 3 reach schools and 6 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1030/1290
    • ACT Range 22/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.45
    • Students: 2,178
    • Tuition:$48,630
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 23 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
    • SAT Range 1050/1230
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 2,780
    • Tuition:$43,260
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 23 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 60%
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    McDaniel College

    • SAT Range 1060/1290
    • ACT Range 23/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.53*
    • Students: 1,582
    • Tuition:$14,806
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 23 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 80%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 72%
    • SAT Range 1000/1210
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.42
    • Students: 2,406
    • Tuition:$41,350
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 23 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 74%
    • SAT Range 1060/1200
    • ACT Range 20/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.61
    • Students: 22,923
    • Tuition:$9,940
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 23 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 79%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 82%
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    Towson University

    • SAT Range 1030/1200
    • ACT Range 19/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 3,615
    • Tuition:$36,242
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 23 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 73%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 81%
    • SAT Range 930/1140
    • ACT Range 22/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.68
    • Students: 2,371
    • Tuition:$36,900
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 23 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 88%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 85%
    • SAT Range 1000/1150
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.26*
    • Students: 743
    • Tuition:$25,540
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 23 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 69%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 79%
    • SAT Range 930/1110
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.13
    • Students: 5,295
    • Tuition:$9,172
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 23 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 86%
    • SAT Range 880/1030
    • ACT Range 16/20
    • Average HS GPA 2.91*
    • Students: 2,738
    • Tuition:$8,873
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 23 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 38%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 70%