Midwestern Colleges for a 26 on the ACT

What Midwestern colleges accept a 26 ACT score?

26 ACT Score, 82% Percentile

These Midwestern colleges are a good match for you

If you've achieved a score of 26 on your ACTs, this places you squarely within the average range for accepted students at 150 Midwestern colleges. This list features popular colleges where your application will likely be competitive, given their historical acceptance of students with a 26 ACT score. However, it's crucial to remember that a good ACT score is not the sole criterion for admission. In fact, may colleges are now test optional. It's equally significant to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) that aligns with the college's expectations for incoming students. The creation of this list is rooted in a comprehensive analysis of ACT scores from students admitted to all Midwestern colleges

Is a 26 ACT good?

Yes, a score of 26 is very competitive. It situates you in the top 82nd percentile on the national scale, outperforming the majority of the 2 million ACT test takers. This score signifies your well above average performance in answering questions in the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the exam. The ACT is scored out of a maximum of 36 and a minimum of 1, meaning your 26 score represents 72% of the total possible points. If a 26 does not meet the requirements of your preferred college, you might want to consider enrolling in a test prep course to potentially enhance your score.

Demographic comparisons for a 26

Let's examine how a 26 ACT score stacks up to the national averages across various demographic groups

Gender

  • Male: A 26 is 5.7 points (28%) higher than the average male ACT score of 20.3
  • Female: A 26 is 5.4 points (26%) higher than the average female ACT score of 20.6

Race/ethnicity

  • White: A 26 is 4.3 points (20%) higher than the average white ACT score of 21.7
  • Black: A 26 is 9.7 points (60%) higher than the average black ACT score of 16.3
  • Hispanic: A 26 is 7.7 points (42%) higher than the average Hispanic ACT score of 18.3
  • Asian: A 26 is 1.1 points (4%) higher than the average Asian ACT score of 24.9
  • Pacific Islander: A 26 is 8.8 points (51%) higher than the average Pacific Islander ACT score of 17.2
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: A 26 is 9.1 points (54%) higher than the average American Indian/Alaska Native ACT score of 16.9
  • Two or more races: A 26 is 5.4 points (26%) higher than the average two or more races ACT score of 20.6

All groups

  • All Students: A 26 is 5.7 points higher than the average ACT score for all students of 20.3

What is the SAT equivalent to a 26 ACT score?

A 26 on the ACT translates to a 1240 on the SAT according to the concordance provided by the College Board and ACT. It's important to note that not all colleges disclose admission data for both the SAT and ACT. As such, we recommend checking our listings for each test to identify schools with similar academic profiles.

What percentile is a 26 ACT score?

Scoring a 26 on the ACT places you in the 82nd percentile nationwide. This implies that your performance surpassed 82% of all test takers. To put this in perspective, about 2 million students sit for the ACT each year. Thus, with your score, you've outperformed about 1,640,000 students placing you ahead of the majority with only 360,000 test takers achieving a higher score.


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List of 26 ACT Colleges

Displaying 150 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 465 target schools (good chance), 39 reach (harder) schools and 624 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

26 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 49,659enrollment
  • $16,655net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance83%

Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH

Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,677enrollment
  • $18,884net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance41%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin Madison

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#15 Best Public Universities in America

  • 47,016enrollment
  • $14,030net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1500SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance44%

Applications Due Jan 15

Purdue University Main Campus
P
West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#19 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,344enrollment
  • $12,294net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance56%

Miami University
M
Oxford, OH

Miami University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

27 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 19,264enrollment
  • $24,345net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1370SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Feb 1

Indiana University Bloomington
I
Bloomington, IN

Indiana University Bloomington

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in Indiana

  • 45,328enrollment
  • $13,191net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance75%

Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA

Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

24 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 30,708enrollment
  • $16,105net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1083-1330SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance94%

University of Illinois at Chicago
I
Chicago, IL

University of Illinois at Chicago

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

27 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 34,199enrollment
  • $12,614net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1310SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance76%

Applications Due Feb 1

Ball State University
B
Muncie, IN

Ball State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

23 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#4 Best Public Universities in Indiana

  • 20,319enrollment
  • $13,195net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance79%

University of Iowa
I
Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

25 Average ACT Composite

 

#1 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 29,909enrollment
  • $17,452net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1350SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance88%

Applications Due May 1

University of Cincinnati Main Campus
C
Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

26 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#3 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 40,329enrollment
  • $22,767net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance85%

Applications Due Mar 1

Illinois State University
I
Normal, IL

Illinois State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

24 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#7 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 20,233enrollment
  • $20,933net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance95%

Applications Due Apr 1

Wayne State University
W
Detroit, MI

Wayne State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

25 Average ACT Composite

 

#5 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 24,919enrollment
  • $14,993net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance68%

Applications Due Aug 1

Central Michigan University
C
Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

23 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#10 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 15,424enrollment
  • $15,758net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance86%

University of Dayton
D
Dayton, OH

University of Dayton

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

26 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#7 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 11,971enrollment
  • $32,768net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance81%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Minnesota Duluth
M
Duluth, MN

University of Minnesota Duluth

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

25 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#4 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 9,884enrollment
  • $18,211net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1270SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance83%

Applications Due Aug 1

University of Michigan Dearborn
M
Dearborn, MI

University of Michigan Dearborn

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

25 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#4 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 8,331enrollment
  • $12,639net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1300SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance73%

Applications Due Apr 1

Xavier University
X
Cincinnati, OH

Xavier University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

25 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#9 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 6,632enrollment
  • $34,945net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance87%