Eastern Colleges for a 26 on the ACT

What Eastern colleges accept a 26 ACT score?

With a 26 on the ACT, these Eastern colleges are a good match for you

Based on 2021 freshman class ACT scores for all Eastern colleges, here are 105 schools where submitting a 26 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students. This list represents the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 26 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 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.


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List of 26 ACT Colleges

Displaying 105 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 330 target schools (good chance), 87 reach (harder) schools and 432 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

26 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,548net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance78%

Stony Brook University
S
Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 26,782enrollment
  • $16,478net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance34%

Applications Due Mar 1

SUNY at Albany
A
Albany, NY
SUNY at Albany

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 17,688enrollment
  • $17,486net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1250SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance62%

Applications Due Mar 1

Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

28 Average ACT

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,411enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance58%

Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

28 Average ACT

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,411enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance58%

Drexel University
D
Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

28 Average ACT

#10 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 23,589enrollment
  • $39,463net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1380SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance69%

Applications Due Jan 15

University at Buffalo
U
Buffalo, NY
University at Buffalo

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

26 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 32,347enrollment
  • $18,119net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance67%

CUNY Hunter College
H
New York, NY
CUNY Hunter College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

28 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 24,052enrollment
  • $4,014net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1340SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance30%

Applications Due Feb 1

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
W
West Chester, PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 17,719enrollment
  • $19,336net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance92%

Applications Due Apr 1

University of Rhode Island
R
Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

25 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 17,649enrollment
  • $15,386net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1260SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance80%

Applications Due Feb 1

St John's University New York
S
Queens, NY
St John's University New York

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

26 Average ACT

#27 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 20,143enrollment
  • $26,771net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance75%

Applications Due Apr 1

Bentley University
B
Waltham, MA
Bentley University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

28 Average ACT

#11 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,177enrollment
  • $42,759net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1360SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance45%

Applications Due Jan 7

Pace University New York
P
New York, NY
Pace University New York

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#32 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 12,835enrollment
  • $32,886net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1240SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 2.5Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance86%

Applications Due Jun 15

Seton Hall University
S
South Orange, NJ
Seton Hall University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

27 Average ACT

#3 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 9,814enrollment
  • $33,652net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1310SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance73%

Applications Due Mar 1

Bridgewater State University
B
Bridgewater, MA
Bridgewater State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

22 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 10,651enrollment
  • $17,545net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance90%

Applications Due Feb 15

University of Vermont
V
Burlington, VT
University of Vermont

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

28 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Vermont

  • 13,292enrollment
  • $20,235net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance59%

Applications Due Jan 15

Monmouth University
M
West Long Branch, NJ
Monmouth University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#5 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 5,674enrollment
  • $31,594net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1210SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.53Avg Weighted GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance89%

Applications Due Jun 1

CUNY Queens College
Q
Flushing, NY
CUNY Queens College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

24 Average ACT

#14 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 19,700enrollment
  • $5,594net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1190SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance65%

Applications Due Jan 1