<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 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;
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” – 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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Beautiful campus, caring and accessible faculty, resources available from the entire UW network of campuses. UW Bothell is a big university with a community college feel. Small class sizes make for a better learning environment.

” – Lisa from Kirkland, 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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the uw tacoma campus is beautiful and unique in that it is right in the heart of tacoma, washington creating a truly urban campus experience. another thing that makes it unique is that it is a commuter campus, meaning that very few students actually...

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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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It is hard to escape from the community-centered culture at Life Pacific College. The students, staff and faculty are passionate, hard-working and genuine. Expect to be challenged for what you believe in, who you are, and what your purpose is on this...

” – Elizabeth from San Dimas, 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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Cairn University is good for biblical studies and their business program is pretty good if that what you are interested in. I have a lot of friends in the social work program and I heard it was awesome. The community here is getting better and the...

” – Raheem from Philadelphia, PA

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.

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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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USAO is a public liberal arts school with a large diversity of students and faculty who create a unique and well-rounded place. The classes are small and you can always get one-on-one attention from your professors. For being so cheap compared to...

” – Ashley from Lawton, 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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I rate Eastern New Mexico University a 7, because the classes are the perfect size. There is a ton of friendly people to help with any needs. The administration helps in anyway possible. Great School!

” – Mariah from Portales, NM

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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Does your college have classes to be a history major?

” – Cheyenne from Stover, MO

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.

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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.

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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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Absolutely! The block scheduling makes it so you only have to focus on one class at a time, which is great for when you get to the class, or classes, you struggle in!:)

” – Nicole from Salmon, ID

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

Formed by a merger of two Christian institutions of higher learning, Nebraska Christian College of Hope International University is Christian academy in the Omaha metro area. NCC confers undergraduate degrees in Pastoral Ministry, Worship Ministry...

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good college, small community, you know everyone. very good education, especially for a smaller college.

” – Daniel from Papillion, NE

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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the master's college and seminary is a place of intense learning. the classes are academically challenging, the professors are endearing, and the students are all so very nice. this institution is highly respected worldwide, and it's graduates are...

” – Sarah from California

Calvary University is a Christian college with campuses in Missouri and Colorado that utilizes The Bible as its educational foundation. Calvary is home to over 50 bachelor’s degree programs and every class includes The Bible as a required textbook...

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This is one of the best places to get you basic Bible classes. The Professors here really know their stuff and it's a joy yo sit under the,

” – Kenneth from Forest View, IL

Founded by a Christian rock musician, Visible Music College is a Christian music academy dedicated to simultaneously training students in music and ministry. Visible offers three bachelor’s degree programs in Music Production, Music Business, and...

Originally opened as Arkansas’ second vocational school, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is a 2-year institution in the central part of the state. In addition to its degree and certificate programs, UACCM’s workforce...

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The teachers are very insightful and really care about you and your grades.

” – Stephanie from Springfield , AR

Ottawa University is a private, 4-year institution established in the state of Kansas. Academics at OU are primarily focused on Business, Education, Arts, and Sciences. The college is home to a significantly robust advisor facility, known as the...

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A small place of higher education. People care about you and your goals. Amazing place to find who you are as a person.

” – Sammie from Kansas City, KS

Affiliated with the Churches of Christ, Heritage Christian University is a Bible-centered Christian institution in northern Alabama preparing students for evangelism. All undergraduates at HCU are enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies...

Central Christian College of the Bible is a 4-year institution based in Moberly, Missouri, whose mission is to develop servant-leaders for the church. Central offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in Bible and Ministry, as well as certificates in...

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Central Christian College of the Bible gives their students more than a fair share of opportunities to use what they are learning in the classroom in a real-world setting. It is a small campus where the student body feels like a family. Overall, I...

” – Michael from Cincinnati, OH

The University of Connecticut Avery Point is a public, 4-year institution established in Groton. As a land and sea grant institution, UConn Avery Point is primarily a research college. The college’s seaside, 72-acre campus, which is situated on a...

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A very active and fun campus with very friendly people. The atmosphere is gentle and caring along with competitive students looking to excel in life. It is a great place to be!

” – Peter from Meriden, CT

Penn State Fayette in Eberly is a commonwealth campus of Penn State University in southwest Pennsylvania. As the only college or university in Fayette County, Penn State Fayette offers 10 bachelor’s degree and six associate degree programs as well as...

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I am learning a lot here at Penn state Fayette-the Eberly campus. I love the teachers. the environment of the school is wonderful. It may be a small school but you understand the lesson that is being taught very clear and easy. I love it!

” – Andrea from Monessen, PA

Located in the northeast part of the state, Pennsylvania State University in Hazleton offers 10 bachelor’s degree programs and 5 associate degrees on the 125-acre campus overlooking the Conyngham Valley. Students at Penn State Hazleton can take part...

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Penn State Hazleton has a lot to offer, from the physical campus itself to the faculty and staff. The students are just as helpful and very kind. In my eyes, this school is highly recommended.

” – Paige from Ringtown, PA

Founded as a center of evangelism in the metro St. Louis area, St. Louis Christian College is a Bible-centered college training students for the ministry. StL Christian offers eight ministry-based bachelor’s degree programs in fields such as Worship...

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As a current student I know that I am being challenged, and I know that this school definitely wants you to succeed. The college teachers you a lot about yourself and the spiritual aspect of your spiritual walk.

” – Kyle from Banner Elk, NC

Situated just outside of downtown Boston, Boston Baptist College is a Christian institution affiliated with the Baptist Bible Fellowship International. As Boston’s only evangelical college, Boston Baptist offers a bachelor’s degree in Ministry with...

As a branch facility of Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Greater Allegheny is a public, 4-year institution located in McKeesport. The college offers 12 associate and bachelor-level fields of study, many minor and credit certificate options...

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Penn State is a great school. You can learn a lot if you like small classes and close relationships with teachers. Penn State Greater Allegheny can make your educational goals completer if your willing to put in the work.

” – Marcus from Pittsburgh, PA

Penn State Schuylkill is a commonwealth campus in eastern Pennsylvania and one of the oldest campuses in the Penn State system. Penn State Schuylkill confers bachelor’s degrees in seven areas of study and is also home to four associate degree...

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Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Schuylkill is a wonderful community atmosphere with a beautiful focus on individual attention, research, and academic integrity. All of the professors take the time to get to know students on a personal level...

” – Katelyn from Pottsville, PA

Penn State Scranton is a commonwealth campus of the Pennsylvania State University system in northeast Pennsylvania. The Scranton campus offers 13 bachelor’s degree and four associate degree programs as well as the opportunity to begin classes in over...

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Worthington is a calm and scenic campus with small class sizes and helpful teachers. On campus dining is limited, but the free food at the numerous school and club hosted events helps make up for it. This is a practical choice for anyone committed to...

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Cleveland University-Kansas City is a school of chiropractic and health sciences in the Kansas City, Kansas, suburbs. In addition to three associate degree programs, CUKC offers a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology as well as a master’s degree in...

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Many professors teach in an organized way.
Scheduling allows me to still spend time with my family.
I'd like to be more involved in research as soon as possible.

” – Jacob from Kansas City, MO

Established in 1931, Kentucky Mountain Bible College is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Jackson. KMBC offers 23 academic programs throughout nine fields of study, with a variety of courses also available for online enrollment. The...

Compass College of Cinematic Arts is a Christian-centered film school in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The college’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematic & Media Arts program is divided into concentrations in Story, Acting, Production, and Post-production...

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it has a very small class size, about 140 in all classes, and only accept around 75 students from 600 applicants. however, the teachers are all very welcoming and are passionate about what they are doing. everyone is very nice and respectful and...

” – elyse from rockford, mi

Hebrew Theological College is a school of Orthodox Jewish scholarship in the Chicagoland area dedicated to training rabbis and Torah scholars. Known informally as “Skokie Yeshiva,” HTC is home to the Beis Midrash & College Program for Men and...