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The Best Southern Colleges for a 24 on the ACT


What Southern colleges can I get into with an ACT score of 24?

With a 24 on the ACT, these are the Southern colleges you should have a chance to get into.

CollegeSimply analyzed the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Southern colleges and found 392 schools where a 24 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 24.

Is a 24 on the ACT a good score? Yes, a 24 is a good score. It places you in the top 73rd percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT this year.

For comparison purposes, a 24 on the ACT converts to a 1180 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 24
University of Tulsa
28 ACT Average
Tulsa, Oklahoma
25 32 Reach 26%
Texas Christian University
28 ACT Average
Fort Worth, Texas
25 30 Reach 27%
University of Dallas
28 ACT Average
Irving, Texas
24 31 Reach 36%
Southwestern University
26 ACT Average
Georgetown, Texas
23 29 Avg - 35%
Austin College
26 ACT Average
Sherman, Texas
23 29 Avg - 43%
The University of Alabama
28 ACT Average
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
23 32 Avg - 44%
Millsaps College
25 ACT Average
Jackson, Mississippi
22 28 Avg - 45%
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
25 ACT Average
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
22 28 Avg - 29%
University of Central Florida
26 ACT Average
Orlando, Florida
24 29 Reach 40%
Spelman College
24 ACT Average
Atlanta, Georgia
22 26 Avg - 40%
Virginia Military Institute
26 ACT Average
Lexington, Virginia
23 28 Avg - 48%
University of Delaware
27 ACT Average
Newark, Delaware
25 29 Reach 43%
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
26 ACT Average
Socorro, New Mexico
23 29 Avg - 17%
Hollins University
26 ACT Average
Roanoke, Virginia
23 28 Avg - 43%
Maryland Institute College of Art
26 ACT Average
Baltimore, Maryland
24 29 Reach 52%
Mississippi College
26 ACT Average
Clinton, Mississippi
22 29 Avg - 35%
Eastern Mennonite University
24 ACT Average
Harrisonburg, Virginia
20 28 Avg - 54%
Florida Southern College
26 ACT Average
Lakeland, Florida
24 29 Reach 41%
University of South Florida Main Campus
26 ACT Average
Tampa, Florida
24 29 Reach 35%
Elon University
27 ACT Average
Elon, North Carolina
25 29 Reach 48%
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
24 ACT Average
Memphis, Tennessee
19 28 Avg + 57%
Lipscomb University
26 ACT Average
Nashville, Tennessee
23 29 Avg - 51%
Texas A & M University College Station
28 ACT Average
College Station, Texas
25 30 Reach 56%
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
28 ACT Average
Blacksburg, Virginia
25 30 Reach 55%
Union University
26 ACT Average
Jackson, Tennessee
23 29 Avg - 51%
Hampden Sydney College
24 ACT Average
Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
21 27 Avg - 55%
Birmingham Southern College
26 ACT Average
Birmingham, Alabama
23 29 Avg - 53%
University of Maryland Baltimore County
26 ACT Average
Baltimore, Maryland
24 29 Reach 50%
Dallas Baptist University
22 ACT Average
Dallas, Texas
19 24 Avg + 55%
LeTourneau University
24 ACT Average
Longview, Texas
21 28 Avg - 47%
New College of Florida
28 ACT Average
Sarasota, Florida
25 30 Reach 54%
Spring Hill College
24 ACT Average
Mobile, Alabama
21 26 Avg + 51%
William Carey University
24 ACT Average
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
21 28 Avg - 49%
Salem College
26 ACT Average
Winston Salem, North Carolina
23 29 Avg - 48%
St John's College
28 ACT Average
Santa Fe, New Mexico
23 32 Avg - 54%
The University of Tampa
24 ACT Average
Tampa, Florida
22 27 Avg - 53%
Berry College
26 ACT Average
Mount Berry, Georgia
24 29 Reach 52%
Mississippi State University
24 ACT Average
Mississippi State, Mississippi
21 28 Avg - 62%
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
25 ACT Average
Wilmington, North Carolina
23 27 Avg - 61%
University of South Carolina Columbia
28 ACT Average
Columbia, South Carolina
25 30 Reach 58%
Maryville College
24 ACT Average
Maryville, Tennessee
20 27 Avg + 53%
Liberty University
24 ACT Average
Lynchburg, Virginia
21 27 Avg - 30%
Florida Institute of Technology
26 ACT Average
Melbourne, Florida
24 29 Reach 53%
Asbury University
24 ACT Average
Wilmore, Kentucky
21 28 Avg - 70%
Centenary College of Louisiana
25 ACT Average
Shreveport, Louisiana
22 28 Avg - 58%
University of Arkansas
26 ACT Average
Fayetteville, Arkansas
23 29 Avg - 58%
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
26 ACT Average
Norman, Oklahoma
23 29 Avg - 67%
Columbia International University
21 ACT Average
Columbia, South Carolina
17 25 Avg + 37%
Presbyterian College
24 ACT Average
Clinton, South Carolina
21 27 Avg - 65%
James Madison University
26 ACT Average
Harrisonburg, Virginia
23 28 Avg - 71%