Colleges for a 26 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 26?

With a 26 on the ACT, these colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 490 schools where submitting a 26 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 26 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 26 a good ACT score?

Yes, a score of 26 is very competitive. It places you in the top 82nd 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 26 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 26 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 26 on the ACT converts to a 1240 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 colleges can I get into?

Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in this test score range. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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448 results found

List of 26 ACT Colleges

Displaying 448 colleges where your 26 ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 1,212 target schools (good chance), 126 reach (harder) schools and 1,600 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

28 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,449net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance62%
George Mason University
G
Fairfax, VA
George Mason University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

27 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 37,316enrollment
  • $20,157net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance85%
James Madison University
J
Harrisonburg, VA
James Madison University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

25 Average ACT

#6 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 21,751enrollment
  • $18,708net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1290SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.57*Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance81%
Virginia Commonwealth University
V
Richmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

24 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 30,697enrollment
  • $20,968net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance90%
Liberty University
L
Lynchburg, VA
Liberty University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

24 Average ACT

#13 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 79,152enrollment
  • $28,181net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance58%
Christopher Newport University
C
Newport News, VA
Christopher Newport University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

24 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,957enrollment
  • $25,443net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance80%
Virginia Military Institute
V
Lexington, VA
Virginia Military Institute

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

24 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 1,685enrollment
  • $13,428net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance67%
Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

10 reviews

26 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $24,724net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1310SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance76%
Howard University
H
Washington, DC
Howard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

24 Average ACT

#2 Best Value Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 9,139enrollment
  • $21,428net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1280SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.54*Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance46%
University of Delaware
D
Newark, DE
University of Delaware

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

27 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Delaware

  • 24,120enrollment
  • $17,539net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance67%
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

28 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $12,568net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1340SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance25%
Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Arizona

  • 51,585enrollment
  • $14,081net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1360SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance88%
Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

26 Average ACT

#2 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 50,351enrollment
  • $16,579net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance71%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

27 Average ACT

#2 Best Value Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $20,623net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1340SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance81%
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

27 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $11,617net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance39%
San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $14,499net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance37%
Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

28 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 30,440enrollment
  • $23,562net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance75%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

28 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $15,268net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 24-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance23%

FAQs

Is a 26 a good ACT score?

Yes, a score of 26 is very competitive. The score puts you in the top 82nd percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 26 ACT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 26 ACT score?

Virginia Tech, George Mason University and James Madison University are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 26 ACT score.

What percentile is 26 on the ACT?

A 26 ranks in the top 82nd percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

What is the equivalent SAT score to a 26 ACT?

A 26 converts to a 1240 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1240 SAT score.