<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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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

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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lyndon state college has to be one of the most affordable colleges across the united states. it also has a great diverse student body and has people coming in from all over. even though its a small college, lyndon is one of the best choices for those...

” – Joshua from West Rutland, VT

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 University of Akron is allowing me to enjoy my time as a college student here on campus while teaching me what I will need for the future. Additionally, Akron has offered me a variety of groups and organizations to become involved with, so that I...

” – Victoria from Olmsted Twp, 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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The class settings are usually great with many small classes and no huge classes. The music program is big, but there isn't much of a visual art program. However, students with an interest in visual arts can take limited classes at ENC and easily...

” – Nicole from Easton, 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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Rocky Mountain College is a beautiful college. It has great professors and staff. There is also always something fun going on.

” – Jennifer from Buhl, ID

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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The faculty, deans and support staff were extremely friendly and took the time to answer all my questions and share information on the programs, financial aid, and student activities. I also was able to meet with students and get questions answered...

” – Megan from Chillicothe, 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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Indiana University of Pennsylvania indeed has a highly accredited school of music. I am privileged to attend there, and be taught by some of the most educated and talented professors that music education has to offer.

” – Jeremy from Monroeville, 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

Blue Mountain College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Tippah County, Mississippi. Students are required to attend chapel weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. BMC offers majors and minors in over 40 areas of study...

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This college is a great small college with a Christian atmosphere. Small classroom sizes and a great education program make this college outstanding.

” – Danica from Belmont, MS

Northwest Christian University is a 4-year Christ-centered institution offering degrees in Bible & Theology, Christian Ministry, Christian Worship, and 15 other liberal arts subjects. NCU also sponsors study abroad programs during the school year and...

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The professors here are very good at keeping the class entertained and engaged. They are sure to include relevant pop culture to grab your attention on a subject. Just the other day a professor used Titanic to help describe the Greek tragedy...

” – Amanda from Elmira, OR

Bethany College Kansas is a private, Lutheran, liberal arts institution in the city of Lindsborg. The campus and its surrounding areas are rich with cultural tradition and Swedish heritage, making Bethany College an epicenter for students of art and...

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I absolutely love this school. Even though it is in a town smaller than what I'm used to the people here are amazing. Every professor that teaches my classes knows everyone's name. They also notice when your not in class but they see you in the...

” – Caitlin from Arvada, CO

From its hilltop campus overlooking downtown, the University of North Texas at Dallas is a public university and the only 4-year institution of higher learning in the city of Dallas. UNT Dallas hosts colleges of Business, Liberal Arts, Education, and...

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UNT at Dallas allows a quality education at a fraction of the cost. The programs offered here will help you prepare for a career or grad schools! The flexibility of classes offered here make it easier to obtain your degree while employed.

” – Maria from Dallas, TX

Graceland University Lamoni is a private, 4-year institution established in Decatur County, Iowa. The Lamoni campus offers programs in over 50 major and minor fields of study, including a number of paraprofessional programs. All undergraduate...

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There is a loving and welcoming community for everyone. Opportunities are available to anyone who wants them. With a small school you are able to work more 1-on-1 with the teachers.

” – Derrick from Pleasant Hill, IA

Originally established by Methodist Episcopal Deaconesses, Methodist College is a 4-year nursing and healthcare professional school in Peoria. Methodist offers three bachelor’s degrees in Nursing, Health Sciences, and Social Work and each program...

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Methodist College of Nursing is a wonderful school! We have great faculty and staff that are always willing to help a student. Methodist is not a very large school most classes have an average of 30 people.

” – Elli from Canton, IL

Brewton-Parker College is a private institution based in Mount Vernon, Georgia, and affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. The school provides a Biblically-centered and liberal arts-based curriculum. Business administration and management...

Kansas Wesleyan University is a private, 4-year institution established in the city of Salina. KWU offers students the opportunity to learn and travel with their Wesleyan Journey program, which awards course credit through experiential learning. The...

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The teachers are amazing. The classes are small enough that the teacher knows your name, is willing to help you individually, and you know most of your classmates both in the classroom and out of it. The teachers have a way of covering the same topic...

” – Shelby from Hutchinson, KS

Hiwassee College is a private institution and liberal arts college that’s closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The school was founded in 1849 in Madisonville, Tennessee, and confers bachelors and associates degrees.The most popular...

Texas A&M University Texarkana is a public, 4-year institution established in Bowie County. The college is divided into two schools, the College of Business, Engineering, & Technology and the College of Arts, Sciences, & Education, which collectively...

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Being at A&M Texarkana I feel i've learned alot about myself and the world after high school. The professors I have had the pleasure to be taught by push us to do well and try to help however they can.

” – John from Nash, TX

Central Christian College of Kansas is a private, Christ-centered institution established in the city of McPherson. Full-time students attending classes on Central’s campus are required to complete 20 Spiritual Formation credits per semester, which...

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Central is a Christian community that is working to build well rounded graduates. It is not perfect, no college will be but it is the closest I found.

” – Lizzie from Oregon

Williams Baptist University is a 4-year Christian liberal arts institution operated by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. Williams offers majors in more than 25 academic disciplines and all courses are founded upon a Judeo-Christian worldview. In...

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Williams Baptist College is a friendly Christian atmosphere. The location is cozy and very homely. The professors are all very nice and helpful.

” – Ally from HARRISBURG, AR

Martin Methodist College is a liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is located in the rural town of Pulaski, Tennessee, and operates centers in Spring Hill and Northfield, along with a virtual online campus. The Martin...

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Martin is a very small school, only about 1,200 students, but that is the best part about it. It feels like home, the tight-nit community make the transition from high school to college a lot less stressful. All in all, Martin is a great school and a...

” – Kara from South New Berlin, NY

SUNY College of Technology at Canton is located in northern New York State and part of the State University of New York System. Originally founded as the first 2-year college in New York, SUNY Canton now confers bachelor’s degrees in 29 career...

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SUNY Canton is rebuilding their campus right now so the campus is looking very beautiful. However I don't think they are very mindful of students at times especially those that don't have a vehicle. The financial office is really bad as well you go...

” – Jane Doe from Brooklyn, NY

New Mexico Military Institute is one of four junior military colleges in the nation. The campus is based in Roswell, NM, and is a designated area listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The school acts as a college preparatory high school...

Originally founded as a teacher’s college in 1890, Valley City State University is an institution specializing in training future educators along with 80 other undergraduate programs. US News & World Report named VCSU the number one public regional...

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Students are encouraged to be diligent. The teachers are sensitive to cultural differences, know their subjects well, and communicate effectively. Each class teaches valuable life skills related to the subject of study.

” – Amy from Orlando, FL

Based upon the principles of the Restoration Movement of the Christian church, Dallas Christian College is a 4-year institution featuring a curriculum centered around Biblical values. All DCC faculty are required to affirm the school’s Statement of...

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The best bible college that l would find here in Dallas. The vice president is so awesome! They care about you and they care about your spiritual life.

” – Chabriel from Dallas, TX

Capitol Technology University is located northeast of Washington, DC, and provides programs in engineering, business, and computer and information sciences. It is a private institution, military-friendly school, and a designated Center of Academic...

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Capitol is the honestly the best school you can come to. We have amazing professors and small class sizes so students don't feel overwhelmed by a large class and intimidating professor, everyone here wants to help you succeed. Capitol has every type...

” – Rachel from Fort Washington, MD

Mayville State University is a 4-year public school and a member of the North Dakota State University system. MSU prepares future educators through its 11 teaching majors in subjects such as History, Psychology, and English Education. Outside of the...

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Mayville State University is a small university where everyone is a family and can produce the same outcomes as a larger university.

” – DAVID from National City, CA