<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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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 thought the people at bethany were very helpful when i attended early registration.

” – Viktoria from Keenesburg, 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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Graceland is a small campus in a quiet town. You get personal attention here. The college is noted for the arts

” – Arlyn from Weldon, 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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When i visited this school.I fell in love.This is where i belonged.

” – Abigail from Bronx, 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

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy as a nursing school in 1899, the Mercy College of Health Sciences is a Catholic health science institution in Des Moines. Mercy College offers five bachelor’s degree programs in Healthcare Administration, Health...

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The faculty is very helpful and knowledgeable. &#13;
Clinical sites give a lot of different experiences and the clinical instructors are always willing to try to get you to the area you are interested in.&#13;
Classes can be a little disorganized and...

” – Amber from Des Moines, IA

Cleary University is a private business school in southeastern Michigan and the only 4-year degree-granting institution in its county. Cleary awards bachelor’s degrees in 14 fields relating to business and management and also features an MBA program...

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All faculty staff have been very courteous and helpful. I had many questions and they helped me make the right decision in furthering my education. They had a program that was perfect for going back to school later in my career.

” – Vickie from Swartz Creek, MI

Johnson University Florida is a private, 4-year institution established in the city of Kissimmee. The college offers a number of undergraduate and graduate programs, with its undergraduate programs involving both a Biblical and Arts & Sciences core...

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It has been a great first semester. As I completed the course material throughout this fall semester of 2011, there was much material covered that I already knew but was presented as a great refreshment.

” – Ruben from Kissimmee, FL

The University of Washington Bothell is a 4-year public school in the Seattle metro area and part of the University of Washington System. UW Bothell is home to five schools hosting 55 undergrad and graduate degree-granting programs. In addition to...

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UWB is a public university with a private school feel--small class sizes and a warm, tight-knit campus community. Here, there is a heavy focus on interdisciplinary studies, critical thinking, and getting students prepared for life after undergraduate...

” – Avalon from Bothell, WA

The University of Washington-Tacoma Campus is a public institution located in Tacoma and part of the University of Washington system. The school requires that all students complete a Core Program that consists of courses in writing, social issue...

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I am excited to attend UW Tacoma because I have heard exceptional recommendations about the science faculty which is the program that I am majoring in. The professors require you to work hard and apply yourself and if you want a good grade you can't...

” – Rosie from Tacoma, WA

Life Pacific College is a private institution affiliated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. The school is located in San Dimas, California, and offers both associate and bachelor’s degree programs. Favored fields of study include...

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I love LPC (Life Pacific College). It is filled with tremendous accountability, encouragement, and motivation to succeed in not only academics, but in our relationship with Christ. As cliché as it sounds, we are properly being prepared for a...

” – Mary from Fresno, CA

Formerly known as the Philadelphia Bible Institute, Cairn University is a Christian college in eastern Pennsylvania. Cairn is home to six schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 40 Christ-centered majors. In addition, Cairn offers Christian...

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A wonderful university on the East Coast.

” – Samuel from Kenya

Founded in 1850, Urbana University Branch Campus of Franklin University is a 4-year liberal arts college in western Ohio and a regional campus of the Franklin University system. Urbana confers bachelor’s degrees in 18 academic majors. To provide...

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Very nice campus. Looks like it would be a good place to get a good education. Everyone was very nice.

” – Anon.

The University of Holy Cross is a private, Christ-centered institution established in New Orleans,  Louisiana, alongside the Mississippi River. UOHC’s catalog of over 60 academic programs primarily feature health-related fields of study, such as...

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Holy Cross is an A school because it's small and private.All staff is willing to help the students anywaypossible.At Holy Cross you become family.

” – Alia from New Orleans, LA

Southwestern Christian University is a Christian liberal arts college and the first Pentecostal higher educational institution in the state of Oklahoma. SCU features a Christian Studies department as well as traditional liberal arts offerings and all...

Trinity Baptist College is a private institution established on a 140-acre campus in Jacksonville, Florida, that provides a higher education from a Christian worldview. Trinity Baptist offers over 20 academic programs, with 3 programs available fully...

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a public, 4-year institution established in Wise, Virginia. UVa-Wise’s forested campus is home to a number of scenic facilities, such as the C. Bascom Slemp Student Center, the Betty J. Gilliam...

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inclusiveness is very important to this college. there are opportunities, organizations, and clubs for literally any interest and if they don't already have one, anyone can start one. also, students are very important to the professors employed here...

” – Julie from Wise, VA

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public, 4-year institution established in the city of Chickasha, and is the only public college in the state to maintain a focus on the liberal arts. USAO’s academic programs feature a unique core...

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I have a great time learning. The teachers are smart and helpful. The lecture open up a whole new world to a student and really get every one thinking. I am a history major and have been able to work within my major since my first semester here.

” – Victoria from Yukon, OK

College of Art & Design is an independent, nonprofit organization offering baccalaureates for women and co-educational degrees at the graduate level. Founded in 1848, Moore was the first women’s art school in the nation. The college features a Writer...

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I cannot believe how much I have learned so far at Moore. I must say that the first year is absolutely critical. I saw the improvement within the first semester. The teachers are great. They are all accomplished artists themselves, therefore...

” – Rachel from Clayton, NJ

Ensconced in the St. John Valley, the University of Maine at Fort Kent is a rural institution serving a diverse student body featuring a higher percentage of international students than any New England university. UMFK offers a number of academic...

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I really enjoy attending UMFK. There is so much to do there with many activities that goes on. The professors are extremely helpful.

” – Mariah from Byron, ME

Paul Smith’s College of Arts and Sciences is a private school in northern New York State and the only college in the Adirondacks. Paul Smith’s offers bachelor’s degrees in 20 academic majors and is also home to seven associate degree-granting...

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Ecologically-minded, but lacking in funds and motivation in times. Come here if you are an intelligent, hard-working student who desires to be an agent of change. We need students who are willing to help make this beautiful college of the Adirondacks...

” – Sierra from Paul Smiths, NY

Montana State University-Northern is a public, 4-year institution established in Havre, with a satellite facility located in Great Falls. MSU Northern offers over 70 major and minor fields of study, awarding certificates and degrees from an associate...

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...

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The teachers are approachable and are willing to spend as much time to assure each individual student success. The class size my freshman year was under 30 students, so each student gets a personalized learning experience!

” – Nicole from Pueblo, CO

Friends University Kansas is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Wichita in 1898. The college offers over 50 undergraduate and graduate-level academic programs with classes that boast a 10:1 student-teach ratio and online learning...

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The class sizes are very small so you get a lot of one on one time with the professors. They have plenty open offices hours for you to visit if you need help.

” – Quaprice from Wichita, KS

Logan University is a private institution focused on health sciences and chiropractic care. It is based in Chesterfield, Missouri, and is home to an 18-hole disc golf course. The school has an open admissions policy and also offers an online degree...

Valley Forge Military College is an independent institution established in Wayne, Pennsylvania. The college is connected to a preparatory boarding school that serves students from grades 7 to 12. Students enrolling in VFMC have the option of...

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http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2468704/valley_forge_military_… has a three pages about my time there.

” – Theodore from Colorado Springs, CO

Johnson College is a private, 2-year institution on 44-acres in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1912 as a trade school, Johnson has developed into a college offering 14 associate’s degree programs in technology, health sciences, and business...

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johnson college works diligently to help their students get farther in their lives. they have a service for your every need. also, they work with their students to make them successful.

” – Brianna from Scranton, PA

The University of South Carolina in Lancaster is a public university and regional USC campus. USC Lancaster students pursue the first two years of their education on campus and finish their undergrad careers at the local Palmetto College or at USC’s...

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The college I go to is very small which means that you have more one on one with the instructors. This school also have alot of student activities for example Spring Fling the school give out free food, a washable tattoo and other cool stuff. USCL...

” – Katrina from Lancaster, SC

Manhattan Christian College is a 4-year Christ-centered institution with an emphasis on ministry. MCC is home to three academic departments, Bible/Theology, Christian Ministry, and General Studies, as well as a Distance Education Department offering...

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I just love the teachers here, they care about you as an individual. I have never learned so much! As a student with learning disabilities and having little to no Biblical background, I have learned a tremendous amount about not just the Bible, but...

” – Karla from Haysville, KS

The University of South Carolina-Sumter is a junior college and a regional campus of the USC system in central South Carolina. USC Sumter confers bachelor’s degrees in Organizational Leadership, Liberal Studies, and Business Administration as well as...

The University of Montana Western is a public, 4-year institution established in the city of Dillon, and it is a member of the Montana University System. The college offers programs of study in 9 subjects, including Equine Studies, Education...

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The University of Montana-Western is an exciting and memorable place to attend college. It has some of the most gorgeous scenery in western Montana. UMW is the place to go for higher education!

” – Amie from Dillon, MT

Ecclesia College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Springdale, Arkansas. The college offers associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in areas of study including Arts, Biblical Studies, Leadership, Business Administration...

With a campus on the banks of the Pasquotank River, Mid-Atlantic Christian University is a Christ-centered institution with a mission of training future Christian leaders. Among the university’s 16 bachelor’s degree programs, Mid-Atlantic offers five...

Founded by the Free Will Baptist movement, Randall University is a Christian liberal arts college just south of Oklahoma City. Randall’s academic offerings are divided into four schools: Arts and Sciences, Christian Ministry, Education, and Graduate...

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At Hillsdale I have been stretched in my knowledge. Many people think that at a Private “church” school you don’t learn as much as others who attend a different school, well I beg to differ. I have really expanded my knowledge since I have been...

” – Jessica from Buhl, ID

With a campus on the shores of scenic Grand Lake St. Marys, Wright State University, Lake Campus, is a regional campus of WSU in western Ohio. Wright State Lake is home to 27 majors and the annual Lake Campus Research Symposium where faculty and...

The Master’s University is a conservative, Christian, liberal arts university located in Santa Clarita, CA. The tree-filled, 95-acre campus offers 14 undergraduate majors and 4 graduate degrees, as well as teaching credentials and dual-enrollment...

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It is the best college for a Christian to go to. They teach biblical truth, sound doctrine and have a great community of believers. I couldn't recommend it highly enough

” – Joseph from Palomar Mountain, CA