<span>Colleges for a 20 ACT</span>

Colleges for a 20 ACT

The ACT is a standardized test that measures academic performance and compares it to that of other high school students across the country. A score of 20 on the ACT demonstrates that you correctly answered a little more than half of the questions on the exam.

Is a Score of 20 Good?

The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 the best possible result. A score of 20 is just below the national average of 20.8 and means that approximately half of all test takers received a higher score on the test. One of the purposes of taking the ACT is to increase your competitiveness during the college application process and a 20 doesn’t necessarily accomplish that at most colleges.

I Want to Go to College, What Do I Do?

In order to improve on a score of 20, consider retaking the ACT.  If you’re a junior, there are still several opportunities to do so. In the time before the retest date, prepare for the exam by taking ACT Practice Tests. Consult the breakdown of your score in each of the test’s four subjects: science, English, mathematics, and reading. Those subject scores will give a sense of which fields of study to concentrate on.

For further test prep, utilize your high school’s ACT resources. Consult an academic advisor or college counselor for recommendations on practice test books. If you have time to do so, enroll in a test prep course overseen by your school or the district. For those who work best in a one-on-one setting, visit a private tutor if it’s within your financial means.

If you’ve decided to retake the ACT as a senior, there are typically test dates in the fall that will return scores in enough time for the latter half of admission season. Check out some colleges that have later application deadlines, in January through March, and see if any of them interest you. If retaking the test isn’t possible or doesn’t make sense in your situation, take a look at your college application as a whole and adjust how you’re labeling your safety, reach, and match schools.

What Colleges Can I Apply to With an ACT Score of 20?

A test score is only one component of the application and many institutions don’t have a “required” ACT score, but a range that they typically accept. However, the colleges and universities we have listed below have a history of admitting students who earned a 20 on their ACT.

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Mount Mary University is a 4-year nonprofit institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This private, Catholic university was founded in 1913 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame and offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees and 9 graduate degrees...

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This is an excellent choice for female students who enjoy having a close knit community. The class sizes are excellent. The faculty and staff are extremely caring.

” – Tiffany from Milwaukee, WI

Established in 1944, Olivet College is a private, 4-year institution local in Michigan. The college offers over 50 major and minor undergraduate programs, as well as an MBA program, a Criminal Justice professional program, and an RN-BSN program...

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olivet has a beautiful campus, along with incredible faculty. individual attention is their main focus, as well as the student's success. there isn't a better place to be.

” – Emily from New Baltimore, MI

Oakland City University is a Christian college in southwest Indiana and the only college affiliated with the General Baptist Church in the nation. OCU hosts schools of Religious Studies, Business, Arts & Sciences, and Education granting undergrad...

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Northern State University is a 4-year public school located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. NSU was named one of 10 colleges and universities with affordable out-of-state tuition by US News & World Report and USA Today College named Aberdeen the second...

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Northern is a great college with great professors who will help students with jobs and internships thanks to the small class sizes.

” – Ben from Cheyenne, WY

The University of South Carolina-Aiken is a public institution rated as having “selective” admissions that offers programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences curriculum. USCA promotes individual attention for students through small classes and...

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At USCA, one can feel the level of safety once a foot is place on USCA soil. Students, faculty and sometimes guess embrace one with a warm welcome anywhere on campus. Unlike at a big campus, USCA views one as a student or a successor not as a number.

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Pacific Union College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Napa Valley, California. While the college offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, the vast majority of students in attendance are undergraduates. PUC is part of...

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The Professors are here to help you learn. They are very friendly and open to your suggestions, discussions, and questions. They want to help you succeed and therefore the school provides help if you ask.

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Point University is a Christian, liberal arts university located in West Point, Georgia, and every degree includes either a major or minor in Biblical Studies. Point provides Academic Support Services both in-person and online, and is also home to...

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I love it here. The professor go out of their way to help you. The class sizes are an average high school class size or sometimes even smaller.

” – Heaven

Bluefield College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the state of Virginia. Each student is required to complete 10 chapel attendance credits per semester, with 80 necessary for graduation. The campus features a wide variety of...

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Bluefield College is a private college. It has a great Teacher Education program. Now, it is also offering a Master's degree.

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Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution located in Anderson, Indiana, and it is affiliated with the Christian Church of God. AU’s mission is to educate for a life of faith and service in the church and society through their five...

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I love attending this University! The atmosphere is friendly and the professors really care about you. The campus is gorgeous.

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McMurry University is a private Methodist-affiliated Christian university. The 52-acre Abilene campus features facilities for undergraduates, including an academic enrichment center, where tutors are available to counsel students, as well as a four...

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The staff is competent and helpful, the courses offer a decent challege and the campus is beautiful!

” – Travis from Abilene, TX

Originally founded as a Native American liberal arts college, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a 4-year public school in southeast North Carolina and the only college in the United States founded by and for Native Americans. UNCP is...

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The teachers here are very helpful. They urge you to ask questions and make sure they answer the questions in detail.

” – Jamal from Fayetteville, NC

Founded by the Free Methodist Church, Greenville University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college in southern Illinois. Greenville offers undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic majors as well as eleven 3-year degree-granting programs...

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The profs at GC make you want to learn. They make it interesting and exciting. I've only been here a year and have learned far more than I expected I could in only a year. I've learned about Christ, about relationships and friendships, and I've...

” – Jessica from Petersburg, IL

Established by the Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian college in northern Oklahoma. OKWU is home to five schools offering undergraduate degrees in over 50 academic majors. As an evangelical institution, OKWU...

Texas Lutheran University is a private institution situated in Seguin, TX, offering professional studies as well as the liberal arts and sciences. It is home to a biology field station and the 400-seat Chapel of the Abiding Presence which is used as...

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The classes are small and there's a lot of one-on-one with the professors.

” – Lucas from George West, TX

Lourdes University is a 4-year Catholic and Franciscan institution established in Sylvania, Ohio. The 127-acre suburban campus offers majors in arts and sciences; business and leadership; social sciences; and nursing, as well as unique apartment...

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This school is excellent! The staff are top notch as they help in nearly every way possible to see their students succeed. At Lourdes, anyone can fit in with a wide array of ethnicities and age groups on campus which makes the experience altogether...

” – Luke from Maumee, OH

Medaille College is a private, liberal arts institution located in Buffalo, New York. The college promotes interdisciplinary work as well as experiential learning, with classes geared toward interactive lab work and real-life problem solving. Every...

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The content of the classes at Medaille varies widely, but I have learned a lot! The biology courses are very demanding and contain a significant amount of information, but the professors will give you the tools to succeed.

” – Sarah from Gasport, NY

Established in 1965, Chattanooga State Community College is a public college located in Tennessee. Chattanooga State is the only college in Tennessee to have a College of Applied Technology. Many of the classes available at this school offer...

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The teachers here at Chattanooga State are very helpful. The classrooms aren't very big which enables you to have more one on one contact with the teacher when you need the help.

” – Megan from Manchester, TN

With a campus just north of New York City, Concordia College New York is a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran church. Concordia is home to 14 academic majors and an Interdisciplinary Program that challenges students to create...

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Crown College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota. Crown College holds all attending students to a biblical standard of principles, and students are all required to attend chapel three times weekly. The...

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Crown College is a great private Christian college. The people (the professors-most are extremely graceful- and students) here are great!

” – Anna from MN

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Dakota Wesleyan University is a 4-year institution in the southeast region of South Dakota. For all incoming students looking to discover their academic path, DWU’s online Clifton StrengthsFinder helps...

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The classes are challenging anc the teachers are very helpful. If you're not getting something, they'll work with you until you do.

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Founded in 1901, Southwestern Oklahoma State University is a public institution based in rural Weatherford, OK. The institution is rated as having “selective” admissions and is home to The Business Enterprise Center, which researches to advance...

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SWOSU is an amazing campus. It's is affordable, clean, well-displayed, friendly, and has close nit community. On top of all that SWOSU has a fast growing Engineering department, and has been working with Oklahoma high schoolers with the First Tech...

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The University of Wisconsin-Superior is a public, liberal arts institution based in Superior, WI. UW-Superior offers more than 60 majors and minors through its 12 academic departments, as well as six bachelor’s degree programs online. Student...

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High quality educational experience, wonderful instructors, superior assistance from all staff members

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Southern University and A & M College is a 4-year public Historically Black College and University in Baton Rouge and the flagship institution of the Southern University System. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, SUBR is Louisiana’s...

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Southern University A&amp;M College is the top Historical Black College and University located in Baton Rouge, Louisianna. My University obtains the number one nursing school in the state of Louisianna, has a premire Engerneering program, and also...

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Ohio Dominican University is a private, 4-year institution established in the city of Columbus. The college utilizes a unique core curriculum which consists of four seminars that revolve around one deep, philosophical question per year. Students...

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I am a learning a lot at ODU through the small classes and intimate learning experiences. As a Business major in my sophomore year, I have begun to learn about real skills that I will need in my career. Also, as ODU is a Liberal Arts College, I...

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Missouri Baptist University is a private, Christ-centered institution located in the city of Creve Coeur. MBU offers a wide variety of uncommon fine arts programs, such as Worship Arts Technology and Commercial Voice. Full-time undergraduate students...

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Be yoursef because college can change you
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Wheeling University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in West Virginia. WJU offers 47 graduate and undergraduate programs, which boast a 10:1 student-faculty ratio and class sizes averaging 15 students. Academics at Wheeling...

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It is the most amazing school ever! The professors truly care about you and do everything they can to help you. Everyone is like a giant family, so your college experience will be the best years of your life!!!

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Washington Adventist University is a 4-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The university is made up of three schools: Arts and Social Services, Health Professions, Science, and Wellness, and Graduate and...

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here at this school you will have a wonder ful leraning experiance. not just mentally but physcially and spirtually as well.

” – Jessica from Takoma Park, MD

Lakeland University is a private, 4-year institution established in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Along with its traditional class options, the college also offers flexible evening and online classes, as well as a special associate’s degree program at its...

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Lakeland is a great place for students who prefer one on one time with teachers. There are so many activities on campus that you do not notice we are in the middle of a cornfield. The atmosphere is incredible and I could not have picked a better...

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Lewis-Clark State College is a public, 4-year institution established in Lewiston, Ohio. At the lowest tuition rate of all public, 4-year colleges within the state, LC offers over 130 degree and certificate programs, 9 of which can be completed fully...

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Low student to teacher ratio in classroom setting.
Lowest intuition in northwest.
Friendly and helpful teacher environment.

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The University of Minnesota Crookston is a 4-year public school and a northwest Minnesota campus in the U of M system. The University offers over 50 majors in four academic departments, most of which include management components and technology...

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The professors at UMC are very attentive and do everything they can to help you succeed. They help you to make sure you are understanding materials and use many different teaching methods, whether it be through slideshows, videos, lectures or...

” – Nicole from Breezy Point, MN

Founded by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Mount Aloysius College is a Catholic school in west central Pennsylvania. MAC students, known as Mounties, are able to choose from over 40 undergraduate degree-granting majors. As a Catholic college, MAC...

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Mount Aloysius is a great college, because it's smaller and convenient for me.

” – Kaylee from Cherry Tree, PA

Indiana University Southeast is a public, 4-year university established on a suburban, 180-acre campus in New Albany. Students can choose from 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates, as well a number of minors and licenses. IU...

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The teachers here are generally really nice and easy to talk to. Sure, there are those certain professors you watch out for, but so does every college. The professors I've had so far are really easy-going for the most part, and made transitioning...

” – Allison from Seymour, IN

Midway University is a private, 4-year institution located in the state of Kentucky. Until 2016, MU only admitted female students but is now coeducational. Midway offers a number of programs of study, with focus given to its Equestrian Studies...

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Midway is an amazing school! The academic, financial aid, and admission counselors are great as far as keeping in touch and helping in any way that they can. I can't wait to attend this beautiful campus in August.

” – Brittany from Owenton, KY

Tougaloo College is a private, historically black institution established in Madison County, Mississippi. The college offers undergraduate degree programs in 29 fields of study, as well as graduate degree programs in both Education and Child...

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Tougaloo College has been an awesome experience for thus far. With its rich history, and outstanding academic programs, I have been very happy with my decision. I could have not chosen a better institution!

” – Bethany from Jackson, MS

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is a public institution founded in 1857 and based in Edinboro, PA. Noted programs include studio arts, research and experimentation psychology, and communications. The school is a designated military-friendly...

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Edinboro University is a wonderful campus that feels like home with friendly staff and well maintained facilities. Higher education is valued very high here and the Nursing program is one of the best. I am proud to be affiliated with this University...

” – Kaitlyn from Conneaut, OH

Southern University at New Orleans is a public and historically black university, and it’s the only institution in the state to offer a degree in museum studies. SUNO is a participant in the Upward Bound Program, which is funded by the US Department...

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I never thought I had a chance of attending a 4 year college, nevertheless wanting to stay. Southern University at New Orleans is a school of chance and a school where everyone succeeds and all faculty see to it that you do. There's no failure at...

” – Paulitha from New Orleans, LA

Rosemont College is a 4-year Catholic liberal arts college just outside of Philadelphia. In addition to its regular undergraduate studies plan, Rosemont offers 3-year bachelors, 5-year masters, and 7-year BA/MD programs for students looking to...

Maine Maritime Academy is a public college with a campus overlooking the Castine Harbor in Maine. The school provides hands-on technical training aboard commercial vessels, the Schooner Bowdoin, and the Training Ship State of Maine. Students can...

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I am definitely learning. The course load definitely pushes you to be constantly learning, and people here take around 18 credits plus noncredit courses such as labs for chemistry, nautical science, physics, in addition to other courses and classes...

” – Philep from Bolton, CT

Founded in 1914, The University of Texas at El Paso is a 4-year public institution situated on the US-Mexico border and the second-oldest school in the UT system. With a majority Mexican-American student body, UTEP is home to 10 colleges conferring...

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Most of the professors have previous experience in the subject matter they are teaching and can offer a lot of insight into the application of said subject matter. The professors also tend to have a bit of a sense of humor which is always nice.

” – Christina from El Paso, TX

Jefferson State Community College is a public 2-year institution which operates multiple campuses throughout Alabama, all of which have open admissions policies. The main campus is located in Birmingham, but each campus features certain specialties...

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The new University of hawaii - Manoa. My school makes me feel very renewed and wanting to learn everyday.

” – Whitney from Mililani, HI

Culver-Stockton College is a private, liberal arts college established in Canton, Missouri. C-SC features a unique 12/3 semester system, in which one semester lasts for twelve weeks and is followed by a three-week term dedicated to hands-on learning...

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I have learned a lot from being at Culver. Not only have I learned many life experiences, but I am also learning a lot on my decided major. I have learned many things both inside and outside the classroom walls.

” – Kasey from Eolia, MO

The University of Valley Forge is a private institution affiliated with the Assemblies of God with a goal to “prepare individuals for a life of leadership in the church and in the world.” UVF encourages student-led ministries as well as mission trips...

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Valley Forge Christian College is a college that you sure will be accepted and feel like it is your home. The college has awesome professors and they will never reject you. You make awesome friends!!

” – Nicoletta from Holland Patent, NY

Clarion University of Pennsylvania is a public institution located in rural Clarion, PA, and part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Favored areas of study among undergraduates are nursing, accounting, and speech language pathology...

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I've learned something new everyday.

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Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne is a public institution affiliated with both Indiana University and Purdue University. IPFW offers health sciences degrees from Indiana University and all other degrees from Purdue University. Favored...

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Most departments are opportune places to learn and network, and the professors are willing to push and support you.

” – Nick from Fort Wayne, IN

Buena Vista University is a private, 4-year institution established in Storm Lake, Iowa. The college offers over 50 academic programs and 90 majors and minors, with primary focus given to their Science, Education, and Business programs. As the...

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I transfered from a community college to Buena Vista University. The college advisors have been so helpful in setting up my classes. I would suggest this college to anyone.

” – Katrina from Emmetsburg, IA

With campus just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Wesleyan University is a liberal arts institution in coastal Virginia affiliated with the United Methodist Church. VWU grants undergraduate degrees in 36 academic majors and 30 minors. In...

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Virginia Wesleyan College is your academic home away from home. This is the right school for anyone who wants to feel at home while receiving a degree from the beautiful campus based in Norfolk, VA. Virginia Wesleyan will make you feel welcome to...

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With campus overlooking the Tygart River Valley, Alderson Broaddus University is a 4-year private school in eastern West Virginia. Affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA and West Virginia Baptist Convention, AB confers bachelor’s degrees...

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Teachers are really one on one with students.

” – Jeffrey from Lost Creek, WV

Roane State Community College is a 2-year community college in east Tennessee. In addition to its campus academic programs, Roane State offers over 100 distance courses and the opportunity to earn a degree entirely online. Every new degree-seeking...

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Since becoming a student at Roane State Community College, I am learning so much every single day! I couldn’t be happier with the quality education I receive from my instructors. No matter the course- College Algebra, Composition, or Anatomy &amp;...

” – Brittany from Lenoir City, TN

East Texas Baptist University is a private, Christian institution established in the city of Marshall and featuring 8 schools that offer 43 undergraduate majors. Full-time students at ETBU are required to attend 22 scheduled chapels each semester...

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At ETBU you learn so much more than what you would learn at a larger, less personal university. . The classrooms are small so you can have that one-on-one time with the professor if you are in need of a little extra help. They also teach you life...

” – Brittany from White Oak, TX

Founded in 1889, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public institution in western Pennsylvania and a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. With campus nestled in the rolling hills of the region, Slippery Rock...

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Slippery Rock gives students an opportunity to further their education intellectually and creatively. This university gives students the information and help so that they can continue to figure out the path that is best for them. Slippery Rock...

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