The Best 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 chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all California colleges, we've found 48 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 48 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 8 reach schools and 33 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 1190/1360
    • 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 1190/1370
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.68
    • Students: 9,608
    • Tuition:$52,724
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 54%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 43%
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    Chapman University

    • SAT Range 1110/1370
    • ACT Range 23/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 1,277
    • Tuition:$45,304
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 62%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
    • SAT Range 1110/1310
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 35,303
    • Tuition:$7,488
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 35%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%
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    San Diego State University

    • SAT Range 1110/1330
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 23,922
    • Tuition:$13,827
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 47%
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    University of California Riverside

    • SAT Range 1120/1350
    • ACT Range 22/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.47
    • Students: 6,493
    • Tuition:$48,164
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 60%
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    University of the Pacific

    • SAT Range 1130/1330
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.61
    • Students: 10,713
    • Tuition:$48,066
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 25 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 61%
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    University of San Francisco