The Best Colleges for a 25 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 25?

With a 25 on the ACT, these are the colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 766 schools where a 25 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 25 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 25 on the ACT a good score?

Yes, a score of 25 is quite good. It places you in the top 78th percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT entrance exam this year. The score indicates you've done a well above above average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test.

For comparison purposes, a 25 on the ACT converts to a 1210 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 766 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 76 reach schools and 371 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1190/1410
    • ACT Range 25/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.92
    • Students: 36,032
    • Tuition:$13,700
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 19%
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    University of California Irvine

    • SAT Range 1160/1400
    • ACT Range 24/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.99
    • Students: 38,167
    • Tuition:$14,402
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 32%
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    University of California Davis

    • SAT Range 1180/1410
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.86
    • Students: 442
    • Tuition:$33,146
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 29%
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    Soka University of America

    • SAT Range 1190/1410
    • ACT Range 25/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.62
    • Students: 3,048
    • Tuition:$47,840
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 39%
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    St Olaf College

    • SAT Range 1160/1350
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.29*
    • Students: 7,686
    • Tuition:$16,551
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 40%
    • SAT Range 1180/1410
    • ACT Range 25/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 4,365
    • Tuition:$41,509
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 31%
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    University of Tulsa

    • SAT Range 1180/1370
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 22,803
    • Tuition:$51,853
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 40%
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    Syracuse University

    • SAT Range 1160/1360
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 46,810
    • Tuition:$18,454
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 45%
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    Penn State Main Campus

    • SAT Range 1190/1360
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.88
    • Students: 9,073
    • Tuition:$49,358
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 53%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 42%
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    University of San Diego

    • SAT Range 1120/1340
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.82
    • Students: 2,542
    • Tuition:$40,652
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, a score of 25 is quite good. The score puts you in the top 78th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 25 ACT score.

University of California Irvine, University of California Davis and Soka University of America are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 25 ACT score.

A 25 ranks in the top 78th percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

A 25 converts to a 1210 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1210 SAT score.