<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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I find that the if you try your best the teachers will try their best to help you learn the most that you can.

” – Stephanie from Hastings, 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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Many major's

” – Ryan from Carmi, IL

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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I would give Northern a five out of five! I love it there so much, and it's nice because everything is at close range to you. I love how easy it is to get answers to your questions as well for things like financial aid.

” – Eleni from Watertown, SD

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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Everyone here on this campus is here to help you. Professors, staff, and some students are all available to help. There is always something to do here!

” – Sierra from Jackson, SC

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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It is an Adventist school that focuses of God, Academics, and other programs. The professors are great and actually care about you. There are people who care about you and the academic advisors here are great/

” – Seth from Santa Rosa, CA

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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ITS a small beautiful college with so much to offer then just book education, i hear the teachers are very professional and personal as well, helping you whenever you need help,nestled in the mts, my blfd college.

” – Muneeza from Bluefield, VA

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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The professors at Anderson are all top-quality. Each professor is fully knowledgeable about their subject matter. I was especially impressed my my first history teacher, who bombarded me with everything anyone could ever possibly know about Rome's...

” – Jordan from Liberty Twp, OH

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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Nice location to business for students.
Great teacher/instructor to student ration.
Great instruction in academic courses.

” – Mitchell from China Spring, 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 campus is very easy to navigate and has a great staff of helpful people wanting to help you succeed. The local food and coffee shops are great and reasonably priced. Many of the students here are very open minded and kind as well.

” – Dakota from Cheraw, SC

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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Greenville College is an exceptional institution for students who are eager to learn and grow in both their academics and their faith. What makes Greenville unique is the community it provides for all those who step onto campus. The students are...

” – Maci from Elgin, 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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this school is hard and will challenge you, but i can promise you that you will know much more than public schools students. the classes are small and the largest class i had a maximum of 30 students and as low of only 5 people in my smallest class...

” – david - san antonio, 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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Lourdes University is a private school, but it is so worth the price. The amount of extra perks that they offer as part of tuition is so helpful. This school is small at about 2,700 students right now, but it has a normal campus feel.

” – Taylor from Temperance, MI

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...

Crown College
Saint Bonifacius, MN

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 stands firm in meaningful relationships between students and professors. The small body of students is extremely close-knit, and we all care about each other. Overall, it is a great school for building meaningful relationships with...

” – Jessica from Ramsey, 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.

” – Leah from Iroquois, SD

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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several different class choices

” – Chaise from Tulsa, OK

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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UWS has a small community feel to it. Its a great place to go to feel welcome and secure! There are small class sizes and the teachers really connect with you!

” – Nicole from Superior, WI

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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The classes are challenging but the professors work with the students that they are comprehending all of the material.

” – Melinda from Alexandria, LA

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...

” – Elise from Cleveland, OH

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
Remember to do your homework and study for test, if you don't that can affect your sport scholarship
Wear anything you like, but just maki sure it's appropriate
Open up and make new friends

” – Mary from Saint Louis, MO

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's a great school with many oppurtunities. a close enviroment, where teachers care about your success. you find many chances to do well in your college life.

” – Alison from Daniels, WV

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 college is awesome; there are activities, athletics, and academics. The staff of the school makes the experience that much better with their small class sizes and increased one-on-one time. I would suggest this school for anyone looking to...

” – Aimee from Algoma, WI

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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Great College, Smalls class size, and hands on learning.

” – Eric from Grangeville, ID

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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U of M, Crookston is the right school for me. It is a small campus, student based, friendly atmosphere with teachers that know your name. It also is known for its hands on experience, particularly in my major.

” – Patricia

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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WHAT I'M LEARNING AT THIS COLLEGE IS VERY VALUABLE. TRIED SEVERAL ONLINE SCHOOL BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO FOCUS ON DOING MY SCHOOL WORK SO WHEN I LOST MY JOB I DECIDED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND FURTHER MY EDUCATION ON A TRADITIONAL CAMPUS. FINDING IT EASIER...

” – TAMMY from CLAYSBURG, 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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Professors are helpful, and available to the student.
The small classes are helpful to older students.
The online classes are helpful the those who work and are unable to attend some classes.

” – Dorothy 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 professors offer a much superior quality than what the university charges in tuition per semester. In my opinion, this is of vital importance when picking a school because it isn't how much you spend, but how much you learn. Despite a lot of...

” – James from Erie, PA

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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I was mentored by one of the students there for an electrical engineering program and I learned a lot from the students there who had the opportunity to learn from amazingly great professors. I have a good feeling i will too learn a lot as they did...

” – Jessica 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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You shouldn't come here if you are specifically looking for someone to marry or if you enjoy to have a few drinks now and then etc. This is a great school for people who's main focus is to live their lives for God. This has to be your main priority...

” – Melanie from Bushkill, PA

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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A college who cares about its students. It offers a wide and diverse range of events. Very concerned and involved in student safety.

” – Michaela from Cherry Tree, PA

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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This is a great, affordable school. It's located is such a convenient part of town. The professors are great and very helpful. If you are from the area and you are looking for an affordable school, this is a great place to go.

” – Nicole - 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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BVU is a small university nestled in the quaint town of Storm Lake. It is a university known for its science department. Overall, many students find it to be a school and home for them.

” – Abigail from Waukee, 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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Teachers are friendly and take the time to sit down and talk to you and help you out with whatever is troubling you!

” – Sheryll from Hampton, VA

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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it was definitely a surprise to me to see just how amazing east texas baptist university actually is! the campus is the perfect size and is absolutely gorgeous. all of the staff and faculty i met with while on my visit were extremely friendly and...

” – christina from san antonio, 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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I absolutely love Slippery Rock. The transition from high school to college is hard on anyone but the teachers at Slippery Rock really make the transition easy. Every teacher I've had has really gone the extra mile. If I'm not understanding something...

” – Jamie from New Castle, PA