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 463 schools. Schools are listed in order from low ACT score to highest.

463 results found

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#19 Best Public Universities in California

  • 29,778enrollment
  • $13,551net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
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California State University Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
California State University Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#25 Best Public Universities in California

  • 28,036enrollment
  • $3,907net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA
California State University Fullerton
C
Fullerton, CA
California State University Fullerton

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

21 Average ACT

#16 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,280enrollment
  • $8,562net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
California State University Sacramento
C
Sacramento, CA
California State University Sacramento

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

19 Average ACT

#20 Best Public Universities in California

  • 31,902enrollment
  • $9,841net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
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Coastal Carolina University
C
Conway, SC
Coastal Carolina University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

21 Average ACT

#6 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 10,641enrollment
  • $16,224net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $15,213net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
Clark Atlanta University
C
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

19 Average ACT

#16 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $26,809net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 18-21ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA
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Morgan State University
M
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

18 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,712enrollment
  • $15,508net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.65Avg GPA
Alabama State University
A
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

18 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $12,327net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 860-1030SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.89Avg GPA
North Carolina A & T State University
N
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

19 Average ACT

#15 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $11,049net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 950-1110SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.68Avg GPA
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Sam Houston State University
S
Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

21 Average ACT

#15 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 21,213enrollment
  • $11,742net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1140SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.25*Avg GPA
Texas Southern University
T
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

17 Average ACT

#26 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,732enrollment
  • $13,205net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 830-990SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA
University of Nevada Las Vegas
N
Las Vegas, NV
University of Nevada Las Vegas

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

21 Average ACT

#2 Best Colleges in Nevada

  • 30,457enrollment
  • $11,582net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1240SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
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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

  • 17,578enrollment
  • $14,185net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
University of West Georgia
W
Carrollton, GA
 
University of West Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

20 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,733enrollment
  • $14,351net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

19 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,056enrollment
  • $16,839net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 890-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
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Virginia State University
V
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

18 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,385enrollment
  • $16,247net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1010SAT range
  • 15-21ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
Portland State University
P
Portland, OR
Portland State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 25,711enrollment
  • $13,573net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1230SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA