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


501 results nationwide

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 29,778enrollment
  • $15,166net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
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
  • $3,255net price
  • 48%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
  • $8,294net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1200SAT 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

#22 Best Public Universities in California

  • 31,902enrollment
  • $10,271net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 940-1140SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Coastal Carolina University
C
Conway, SC
Coastal Carolina University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

21 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 10,641enrollment
  • $15,111net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $16,681net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
Clark Atlanta University
C
Atlanta, GA
Clark Atlanta University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

18 Average ACT

#15 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 3,911enrollment
  • $27,931net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 940-1080SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA
Morgan State University
M
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

18 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 7,712enrollment
  • $15,998net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 570-840SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 2.65Avg GPA
Alabama State University
A
Montgomery, AL
Alabama State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

17 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 4,413enrollment
  • $13,476net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 880-1020SAT range
  • 15-19ACT 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

#13 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $9,097net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.68Avg GPA
Sam Houston State University
S
Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

21 Average ACT

#14 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 21,213enrollment
  • $13,055net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 990-1140SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.25*Avg GPA
Morehouse College
M
Atlanta, GA
Morehouse College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#18 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,206enrollment
  • $28,307net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1143SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Texas Southern University
T
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

16 Average ACT

#27 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,732enrollment
  • $14,540net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1000SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA
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
  • $14,843net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 990-1190SAT 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

#8 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 13,733enrollment
  • $15,235net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

20 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,056enrollment
  • $17,490net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Virginia State University
V
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,385enrollment
  • $18,034net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 830-1010SAT range
  • 15-20ACT 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
  • $12,710net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA