<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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Founded in 1855, William Paterson University of New Jersey is 4-year public school in northern New Jersey. Set on a 370-acre wooded campus, William Paterson is home to colleges of Arts & Communication, Business, Education, Science, and Humanities...

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this university is great, filled with diversity and tons of things to do. wpu offers great programs including the biology program, nursing, and teaching. i will be a sophomore soon and i do not regret my decision.

” – Student from Egg Harbor Township, NJ

SUNY College at Old Westbury is a public liberal arts college on Long Island and part of State University of New York System. SUNY Old Westbury is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Professional Studies offering...

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-Professors teach way differently from high school teachers.
-Professors tend to go at a quick pace, but as long as you do your work, you'll be fine.
-NEVER PROCRASTINATE!!

” – BHS

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a leading Christian institution in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. SAGU offers more than 70 undergrad and graduate degrees - helping students discover and develop their God-given callings in a Spirit...

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SAGU is a place with marvelous educators. Because it is a small school, it allows for a more personal relationship with professors and also more one on one time with the professor weather it be for personal, academic, or simple small talk. Never have...

” – Briana from Rowlett, TX

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year institution and a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Ship offers more than 100 undergraduate programs in their three colleges and they’re the only state university in the...

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In the beginning, they schedule your classes for you your first semester. The classes I got scheduled I really wasnt interested in and didnt think I would enjoy but I changed my outlook because I learned that a professor can make it or break it for...

” – Rachel from Johnstown, PA

Northwestern Oklahoma State University is a public, 4-year institution established in Alva, with satellite facilities in Woodward and Enid. NWOSU offers undergraduate degree programs in over 40 areas of study, as well as three master’s degree...

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If a student wants to learn at Northwestern, the opportunities are here. The teachers (for the most part) are more than willing and always ready to help when needed. People always want to say that small schools do not teach as much, but I know I am...

” – Myka from Ponca City, OK

Founded as a normal school in 1893, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public school in the Poconos region of eastern Pennsylvania. ESU is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, Business, and Health Sciences granting...

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I see it through my french and the french cinema class I took. Everytime I watch a movie I notice things I never would have noticed before this class. And I can't wait for my Spring Semester classes.

” – Nathaly from East Stroudsburg, PA

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College is a public institution and part of the University System of Georgia. ABAC is based in Tifton, Georgia and is home to the Forest Lakes Golf Club, Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village, and the J.G...

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I have learned a lot from the student here by just talking to them. Everybody here will talk with you like they known you for years.

” – Dale from Sylvester, GA

Mississippi University for Women is a public, 4-year institution established in the city of Columbus. Despite the college’s name, MUW has been admitting both men and women since 1982. The college features a variety of facilities for on-campus...

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The counselors and the professors get to know you personally and are not worried about a pay check and will help you if you need it! They don't stick to office hours and pretty much have an open door policy. All you have to do is get up and go talk...

” – Sarita from Vicksburg, MS

Founded in 1970, San Diego Christian College is a four-year liberal arts college that educates students through teachings of the Scripture. SDCC is a private institution and associates with the evangelical denomination of Christianity. The suburban...

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San Diego Christian College is a beautiful institution. The academia is that of a liberal arts college, but it is distinctive with its motivational faculty. It is unlike any school I've heard of, and its unique, albeit unorthodox, methodology is...

” – Spencer from Santee, CA

Just a few miles from the Indiana/Illinois border, Indiana University-Northwest is a regional campus of IU located in the industrial city of Gary, IN. While IU-Northwest is affiliated with The Hoosier State’s biggest public university, it maintains a...

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IUN offers a wide variety of classes, and has some of the best teacher I have ever had.

” – Stephanie from East Chicago, IN

The University of Pikeville is a private, 4-year institution established in the state of Kentucky. While UPIKE offers a wide variety of degree programs, a significant amount of the student population is enrolled in one of the Health Sciences programs...

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It's a small student mass...You will be able to be more one-on-one with your teachers.

” – Katelyn from Raccoon, KY

Founded in 1879, Union College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southeast Kentucky affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Union grants bachelor’s degrees in over 30 academic majors and 25 minors and all classes are founded on higher order...

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it is a beautiful campus with friendly staff and body of students. there is usually always something to do, whether fun or for class. the food is great as well.

” – Lauren from Barbourville, KY

Alaska Pacific University is a small, private institution established in the city of Anchorage. APU’s scenic campuses consist of a main campus with 175 acres of wooded land, and a remote, 900-acre education center located on a private farm in the...

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Very open and largely discussion based courses

” – William from Anchorage, AK

Toccoa Falls College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Toccoa, Georgia. The college is situated on a 1,100-acre campus near the Chattahoochee National Forest, with its namesake, the Toccoa Falls, occupying space on the college...

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Toccoa's a great place to get away from the hurry and scurry of life and focus on God, fellowship, and academics. It's only 1.5 hours from Atlanta and an hour from Greenville, SC, so you can still get to civilization when you want it! Great...

” – Becca from Savannah, GA

Brescia University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Owensboro, Kentucky. The college offers over 50 major and minor fields of study and features class sizes with an average 13:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Along with its...

Founded in 1842, Bethel University is a private institution based in rural McKenzie, Tennessee. The school operates campuses around the state in Jackson, Nashville, Paris, Clarksville, Chattanooga, and Memphis. It is closely affiliated with the...

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I feel that I will learn alot.

” – Caleb from Lexington, TN

Tabor College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Hillsboro, Kansas. Students are required to attend chapel, and recordings of chapel events are available online as podcasts. The campus features the Tabor College library, which...

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I am learning so very much at Tabor and the best part is that it is all so very applicable. The things I learn in communication classes teach me how to interact better with those who cross my path and the things I learn in Bible class strengthen my...

” – Micah from Sterling, KS

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is a private, 4-year institution established in the state of Ohio. As one of the country’s smallest 4-year art colleges, students attending The Art Academy benefit from individualized support networks, guaranteed studio...

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The AAC is by far one of the most artistic places I have ever seen. They want you to grow in your own vision, not a cloan trained classicly. Freedom, expression, and originality are the best three words to describe the AAC.

” – Douglas from Milford, OH

Andrew College is a private, 2-year institution located in Cuthbert, Georgia. Students attending Andrew campus have access to a number of state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Jinks Gymnasium, the ceramics studio, and the Jones Chapel. Andrew...

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It is a 12:1 student teacher ratio! love it !

” – Fernanda from Buford, GA

Bethany College is a private, 4-year institution located in Bethany, West Virginia. The college offers a wide variety of degree programs, as well as the ability for students to create their own concentration and/or enroll in dual majors...

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Bethany College is a small non-sectarian, liberal arts college affiliated with the Disciples of Christ, in which you are immersed within a close-nit community surrounded by the beautiful hills of West Virginia. Bethany is secluded from society so it...

” – Gregory from Bethany, WV

Originally founded as a Bible school, Vanguard University of Southern California is a Christian liberal arts college in Orange County. Vanguard confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 fields of study. As a Christian institution, Vanguard holds chapel...

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take advantage of the community. get to know your professors as well as other students. be prepared to get pushed out of your comfort zone. remember, your story matters.

” – ashley from madera, ca

Alice Lloyd College is one of nine 4-year work-study colleges in the United States. The liberal arts curriculum is heavily influenced by “The Purpose Road Philosophy” which promotes world service and culminates in either a Bachelor of Arts or...

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Great school to get a education.
One of the best schools in the country for price.
The people here are very easy to get along with.

” – Jonathan from Ransom, KY

Northern Vermont University is a public liberal arts institution situated in the middle of the mountains. The school was created via a merger between Johnson State College and Lyndon State College. The programs are career-focused and follow a liberal...

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Great small college in upstate Vermont. Very easy to make friends and to get to know your teachers. Amazing views and amazing programs, especially in Atmospheric Science and Electronic Journalism Arts!

” – Robert from Providence, RI

Cincinnati Christian University is a private university sponsored by the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. It is based in Cincinnati, OH, and offers regional campuses in Sharonville, OH, and Indianapolis, IN. Most students choose to study...

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The teachers push you to do your best but also help you out in your classes. it's a joy for sure.

” – Aundrea from Cincinnati, OH

University of Akron is a public land-grant institution and research university located in Akron, OH. Akron is home to seven colleges conferring bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as a Student Recreaction and Wellness Center that features a...

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The classes are generally small and the professors are fantastic. After you finish your electives, all the major-specific class are enticing and exciting. I'm glad I chose Akron over a smaller school. There are tons of opprotuniteis here for...

” – Abby from Bellville, OH

Truett McConnell University is a private liberal arts institution based in Cleveland, Georgia. It is administered by the Georgia Baptist Convention. Nursing, biblical studies, and business are the most popular majors. Weekly chapel services and guest...

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When I visited this school I was able to attend a few classes as well. The learned environment was wonderful!! The professors were so willing to assist any students needs or wants and gave there all. This school provides many resources for students...

” – Alyssa from Bluffton, SC

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is a Catholic nursing school and the largest private undergraduate nursing program in Ohio. Mount Carmel offers four options for conferring BSN degrees from a 4-year program to an accelerated 13-month curriculum as...

Rochester College is a private, 4-year institution established in Rochester Hills, Michigan. In order to develop their faith, full-time students at RC are required to earn chapel credits each semester, which result in a letter grade on a 30-point...

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I am truly excited to start taking courses and see all of what Rochester College has to offer.

” – Lauren from Oxford, MI

Tennessee Wesleyan University is a public, 4-year institution established in Nashville. The 500-acre main campus is situated approximately ten minutes from the downtown area and is accompanied by the Avon Williams Campus, which is directly in the...

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I am a current freshman at TWC. I feel like my academics have soared so much higher since high school. I feel everyday in class is not a waste.

” – Kaylee from Wartburg, TN

Eastern Nazarene College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Quincy, Massachusetts. The college offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as the opportunity for students to attend a semester at Nashville...

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I would rate Eastern Nazarene College a 9 out of a 10.
I have learned so much about myself while attending.

” – Lisabeth from Brockton, MA

Iowa Wesleyan University is a private, liberal arts institution established in the city of Mount Pleasant. IW’s campus embraces its rich history, featuring the Harlan-Lincoln House museum, the Belle Babb Mansfield Symposium, the PEO Memorial Building...

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I am having a great experience at Iowa Wesleyan. The town has that small town feel and everyone is friendly. The pass rate of the NCLEX-RN exam is what brought me to IWC, it is awesome!

” – Krista from New London, IA

Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, the College of St. Joseph is a Catholic liberal arts college in the Green Mountains region of Vermont. CSJ is home to 20 majors centered around Christian values and the college’s Degree in Three program enables...

Texas A&M University-San Antonio is a public 4-year institution with a “selective” admissions process. TAMU San Antonio is designated Hispanic-Serving Institution with more than half of students identifying as being hispanic or latino. The...

Kentucky Christian University is a private, Christ-centered institution located in the city of Grayson. Students enrolled at KCU are required to attend chapel twice weekly, each of which typically includes a visiting speaker. KSU’s unique curriculum...

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Since the school has around 600 students, the class sizes are small. My largest class has about 35 people in it, and that is as a freshman; therefore, as I continue my education and take specific courses for my major the class sizes will be even...

” – Lindsay

Founded in 1837, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the first historically black university in the nation and a member of the Thurgood Marshall Fund. This public institution is home to a planetarium and aquaponics greenhouse, and features a...

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By attending you have a lot of learning experiences whether its in the class room or on campus. Being there i learned that no matter what problem you have there will always be someone there to help.

” – Rachael from Virginia

Indiana University Kokomo is a public, 4-year institution established on a 51-acre campus in Howard County. As a branch campus of Indiana University, the college offers over 60 IU academic programs, which primarily award bachelor’s degrees. The...

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At IUK the class sizes are small, and students and professors get to interact more than those at larger schools. Because of this, students get personalized learning. The professors are always available to give extra help outside of class. The classes...

” – Sharlie from Denver, IN

Founded in 1878, Rocky Mountain College is a liberal arts college in southern Montana and the oldest institution of higher learning in the state. RMC confers bachelor’s degrees in 51 academic majors including an Individualized Program of Study that...

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My English class is actually challenging, something I didn't expect to find in college since most of my friends seemed to have an easy time with their writing classes. The professor is infamous for being stingy with A's, but that's why the class is...

” – Shelby from Billings, MT

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the state of Indiana. Academics at SMWC feature a unique core curriculum called the Woods Core, which involves 39 credits of learning designed to develop...

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A 'Wonderful' campus or online experience for women! The staff, Sister's, and fellow classmates are always willing to give a helping hand. The beautiful off-road campus compels you to become one with yourself and future goals.

” – Amy from Clinton, IN

Louisiana State University of Alexandria is a public, state institution located in the center of Louisiana. Academics at LSU of Alexandria are exclusively geared toward undergraduates, with programs available in a variety of art, science, and...

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It has a very small campus, so it is very easy to get around by walking. Teachers and departments are willing to help the students pass and are wanting every student succeed in their careers.

” – Kaitlyn from Alexandria, LA

Emmanuel College
Franklin Springs, GA

Emmanuel College Georgia is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution located in the city of Franklin Springs. EC is Christ-centered, and based in Evangelical, Pentecostal faith. For full-time students, attendance of a weekly chapel and a weekly...

Originally founded as Bible institute dedicated to training preachers, Lincoln Christian University is a Christian college in central Illinois. LCU grants undergraduate degrees in 13 majors including Christian-centered subjects such as Preaching...

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First of all, the classes are mostly all religious, so if you're not Christian, don't apply here. You won't like it. Second, there's very few math and sciences courses, so for all of us uber-challenged, that's a huge plus!&#13;
The professors are...

” – Sarah from Lincoln, IL

The Mansfield University of Pennsylvania is a public, 4-year institution established in 1857, and is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State system. The college offers over 80 major and minor areas of study, with programs resulting in...

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The people and teachers are awsome which makes it a wonderful environment to learn and meet new people.

” – Nazareth, PA

Davis & Elkins College is a private, 4-year institution established in the state of West Virginia. D&E’s scenic campus features a number of facilities available for student use, such as the Icehouse, the Booth Library, and the Boiler House Theater...

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The school is wonderful enviroment to learn. The class sizes are pretty small so there is more teacher student one on one time.

” – Jacquell from Laurel, MD

MidAmerica Nazarene University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Olathe, Kansas, and it is one of eleven Nazarene education institutions in the country. Students attending MNU are required to attend chapel, and traditional...

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Of course you think well it's college you have to learn something but no! This is a fun and exciting university to be at whether I'm in the class room or working on campus I always fill like I have learned something at the end of the day.

” – Rory from Colorado Springs, CO

Presentation College is a 4-year Catholic school, but it welcomes students of all faiths to its Aberdeen, South Dakota campus. Presentation confers degrees in 15 academic departments, with five of these programs available online. Campus Ministry...

Combining a liberal arts education with a Christian foundation, Central Baptist College is a private school just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas. CBC awards both associate and bachelor’s degrees within four academic divisions, Professional Studies...

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Central Baptist College is a great college to go to if you want to have one on one time with the teacher and don't want big classrooms. The teachers are Christians and show that through their teaching. There's a lot of people who attend but in my...

” – Kate

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a public university with a main campus and three affiliate locations in western Pennsylvania. IUP is home to eight colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees in over 140 areas of study as well as an...

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All of my professors push me to do my best. They offer help at any time of the day. I never used to enjoy Chemistry, let alone do well in it, I was very scared that I wouldn't be able to make it as a physical therapy major. My Chem 111 Professor made...

” – Laura from PA

Mount Marty College offers a liberal arts education with an emphasis on the values of its Benedictine and Catholic affiliation from its scenic hilltop overlooking the Missouri River in Yankton, South Dakota. The college was founded by the Sisters of...

Founded in 1909, Oklahoma Panhandle State University is a public institution situated on a rural prairie in Goodwell, OK. OPSU confers bachelor and associate degrees as well as provides community enrichment classes and online courses. OPSU is...

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The instructors are really helpful. The campus is very nice. Classes are very informative.

” – Danielle from Ulysses, KS

Indiana University East is a regional campus of IU in Richmond. IUE grants bachelor’s degrees across eight departments as well as 14 online completion programs. Student life centers around over two dozen clubs and organizations ranging from social...

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Going to Indiana University East has its advantages; the teachers are wonderful and very smart. Generally, if you ask a question they will answer it and explain their reasons, letting the student better understand. If you are struggling in classes...

” – Lara