California Colleges for a 25 on the ACT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all California colleges, we've found 48 schools where submitting a 25 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students' average ACT scores. They represent the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 25 ACT score. You can view your reach schools and safety schools by using the admission chance filter. 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 a good ACT score?

Yes, a score of 25 is quite good. It places you in the top 78th percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. 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. If a 25 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 25 ACT score?

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.

48 results found

List of 25 ACT Colleges

Displaying 48 target colleges where your 25 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 8 reach (harder) schools and 33 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

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

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $13,363net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance35%
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University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $13,944net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance19%
University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA
University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

28 Average ACT

#15 Best Public Universities in America

  • 38,167enrollment
  • $16,446net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1400SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance32%
San Jose State University
S
San Jose, CA
San Jose State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

22 Average ACT

#14 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,400enrollment
  • $13,906net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance66%
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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

  • 37,466enrollment
  • $9,654net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance39%
University of San Francisco
S
San Francisco, CA
University of San Francisco

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

26 Average ACT

#17 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,713enrollment
  • $35,270net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance61%
University of San Diego
S
San Diego, CA
University of San Diego

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

27 Average ACT

#13 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,073enrollment
  • $38,592net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance42%
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California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#23 Best Public Universities in California

  • 28,036enrollment
  • $3,907net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance80%
California State University Fullerton
C
Fullerton, CA
California State University Fullerton

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

21 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,280enrollment
  • $8,562net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance64%
University of California Riverside
C
Riverside, CA
University of California Riverside

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

26 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 23,922enrollment
  • $12,404net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance47%
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Chapman University
C
Orange, CA
Chapman University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

27 Average ACT

#14 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,608enrollment
  • $40,053net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1370SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance43%
California State University Chico
C
Chico, CA
California State University Chico

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#16 Best Public Universities in California

  • 17,578enrollment
  • $14,185net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance79%
California State University Fresno
C
Fresno, CA
California State University Fresno

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

19 Average ACT

#19 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,137enrollment
  • $5,879net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance80%
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Azusa Pacific University
A
Azusa, CA
 
Azusa Pacific University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

24 Average ACT

#23 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,095enrollment
  • $28,784net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance73%
California State University Northridge
C
Northridge, CA
California State University Northridge

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

19 Average ACT

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,212enrollment
  • $5,958net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance75%
University of California Merced
C
Merced, CA
University of California Merced

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

23 Average ACT

#15 Best Public Universities in California

  • 8,544enrollment
  • $13,147net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1190SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance72%
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University of the Pacific
t
Stockton, CA
University of the Pacific

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

26 Average ACT

#16 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 6,493enrollment
  • $32,715net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1350SAT range
  • 22-30ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance60%
California Baptist University
C
Riverside, CA
California Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

22 Average ACT

#36 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,486enrollment
  • $25,714net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 25 ACT
Admission Chance87%