Southern Colleges for a 26 on the ACT

What Southern colleges accept a 26 ACT score?

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

Based on 2021 freshman class ACT scores for all Southern colleges, here are 142 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 142 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 504 target schools (good chance), 45 reach (harder) schools and 1,020 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

29 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,476enrollment
  • $16,892net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance21%

Applications Due Dec 1

Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

24 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Arizona

  • 74,795enrollment
  • $14,653net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance91%

Applications Due May 1

Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

28 Average ACT

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 37,024enrollment
  • $20,247net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance56%

Applications Due Feb 1

The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

27 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Alabama

  • 37,840enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1330SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance77%

Applications Due Apr 1

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

  • 71,881enrollment
  • $11,108net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance39%

Applications Due Mar 1

Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

28 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 30,737enrollment
  • $24,028net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Jan 15

The University of Tennessee
T
Knoxville, TN
The University of Tennessee

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

28 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 30,559enrollment
  • $21,133net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1303SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance70%

Applications Due Apr 1

University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 29,986enrollment
  • $19,831net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance97%

Applications Due Feb 15

Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

29 Average ACT

#18 Best Public Universities in America

  • 70,418enrollment
  • $19,906net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance47%

Applications Due Dec 1

University of Arizona
A
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

25 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Arizona

  • 45,601enrollment
  • $15,620net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1350SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due May 1

Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

24 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 40,322enrollment
  • $15,452net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance80%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Houston
H
Houston, TX
University of Houston

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

25 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 47,090enrollment
  • $14,480net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance68%

Applications Due Jul 1

Georgia State University
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

23 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 36,360enrollment
  • $17,750net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance90%

Applications Due Mar 1

University of South Carolina Columbia
S
Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina Columbia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

28 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in South Carolina

  • 35,470enrollment
  • $21,784net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1340SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 4.26Avg Weighted GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance58%

Applications Due Dec 1

The University of Tampa
T
Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa

Private 4 Year

11 reviews

24 Average ACT

#9 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 9,605enrollment
  • $33,020net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1230SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance68%

Appalachian State University
A
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

24 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 20,023enrollment
  • $10,687net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.98Avg Weighted GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Mar 31

University of Delaware
D
Newark, DE
University of Delaware

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

27 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Delaware

  • 23,613enrollment
  • $19,747net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance60%

Applications Due Jan 15

Florida Atlantic University
F
Boca Raton, FL
Florida Atlantic University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

23 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 30,805enrollment
  • $11,451net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1220SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.66Avg Weighted GPA
Your 26 ACT
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Apr 1