Colleges for a Low ACT Score

Getting into college with a low ACT score.

College admission test taking is stressful. Not everyone rocks their ACT test. A low score doesn't mean you can't get into college. We've prepared a list of all selective admission, four year colleges which are likely to accept students who scored in the lower fifty percentile on the ACT. Based on school admission history, an applicant with a lower than average ACT has a good chance to get into these 419 schools. Schools are listed in order from low ACT score to highest.


419 results nationwide

East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC
East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

21 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 28,798enrollment
  • $15,403net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

19 Average ACT

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 27,349enrollment
  • $14,757net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#26 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,745enrollment
  • $3,859net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 870-1060SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA

California State University Fullerton
C
Fullerton, CA
California State University Fullerton

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

20 Average ACT

#16 Best Public Universities in California

  • 42,051enrollment
  • $8,322net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1180SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#20 Best Public Universities in California

  • 32,293enrollment
  • $11,473net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 930-1130SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 24,286enrollment
  • $17,162net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 960-1170SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

Clark Atlanta University
C
HBCU
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

18 Average ACT

#12 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,776enrollment
  • $29,100net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 880-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Morgan State University
M
HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

18 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,634enrollment
  • $16,651net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 910-1070SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 1

Georgia Southern University
G
Statesboro, GA
Georgia Southern University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 26,949enrollment
  • $15,463net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 993-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.47Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Alabama State University
A
HBCU
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

17 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,072enrollment
  • $13,282net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 844-1049SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

North Carolina A & T State University
N
HBCU
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

19 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,753enrollment
  • $9,541net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Sam Houston State University
S
Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

20 Average ACT

#16 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 21,912enrollment
  • $13,904net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 970-1120SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.25Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

18 Average ACT

#25 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 7,015enrollment
  • $13,481net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 890-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 30

California State University Chico
C
Chico, CA
California State University Chico

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#15 Best Public Universities in California

  • 16,746enrollment
  • $16,109net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

19 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,419enrollment
  • $15,749net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 900-1090SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.22Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

19 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,064enrollment
  • $17,401net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due May 31

Virginia State University
V
HBCU
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,020enrollment
  • $18,332net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.85Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Portland State University
P
Portland, OR
Portland State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 23,640enrollment
  • $12,195net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1