<span>Colleges for a 24 ACT</span>

Colleges for a 24 ACT

The ACT is one of the main standardized tests that most colleges require as part of their admissions process and an examination that tests your knowledge in science, English, math, and reading. Scored on a scale of 1 to 36, receiving a 24 indicates that you have answered a majority of the exam questions correctly.

Is a Score of 24 Good?

Landing squarely in the 74th percentile, a score of 24 ranks in the upper echelon, above nearly three-fourths of all test takers. With that in mind, a 24 represents a competitive ACT score at approximately two-thirds of all schools. Since having a large number of college options to choose from is one of the main goals of standardizing testing, a score of 24 helps accomplish that mission.

I Want to Go to College, What Do I Do?

Keep up the good work! A 24 is considered competitive at many schools, so retaking the test isn’t necessary unless a school you’re interested in typically likes to see higher scores. If you’re set in that department, focus on keeping your GPA up and even start working on a personal statement for your applications.

If your goal is to get into a more selective school, a 24 is still a few points shy of the typical benchmark. During your junior year, finding time to retake the ACT before college application season isn’t too difficult, it’s more a matter of studying hard to improve. Take a look at the detailed score results to determine if any section was particularly difficult for you. Devote more study time to any subject with a lower score. Pick up a book of practice ACTs or download a practice test to work on until you’re more comfortable with the subject matter. Be sure to use a stopwatch to simulate all test day conditions. In addition, remember test taking strategies such as how to budget time properly, the art of making an educated guess, and keep in mind that it generally isn’t beneficial to spend too long on any one question. Go through the exam and answer all the questions that are easier to handle before devoting more time to tackling the harder ones.

If you’re a senior, it’s possible to retake the test in time for later application dates but, depending on your goals, it may be better to concentrate on making the rest of your application as strong as your ACT score. Continue maintaining a good GPA by devoting enough study to all classes and refusing to give in to senioritis. Take some additional time to put together a well-crafted personal essay that best represents your voice and accomplishments. Have your college counselor give it a read and critique to make sure that it’s as marketable as possible. Be sure to reach out to valued teachers and mentors to ask for letters of recommendation.

What Colleges Can I Apply To With an ACT Score of 24?

You’ll find that a variety of colleges accept students who score 24 on their ACT and we’ve listed a sample of them below. While a standardized test score by itself won’t guarantee admission, a score of 24 combined with exemplary grades and a good essay will go a long way toward earning acceptance. All of these schools have established a pattern of admitting students who’ve earned a 24 on the ACT.

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With a campus along the shores of the Flint River, the University of Michigan-Flint is a regional campus of the University of Michigan system. UM Flint is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Nursing, Health Sciences, Management, and Education...

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Great health service programs. Excellent and very intelligent professors. Student friendly campus and staff.

” – Kaitlin from Oxford, MI

With campus a short distance from Lake Taneycomo, the College of the Ozarks is an evangelical Christian liberal arts college in southwest Missouri. College of the Ozarks grants undergrad degrees in 28 academic majors and all courses feature a Christ...

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To rate this college in three sentences I would say it is a blessing to attend this school. This college isn't for everyone and of those who do desire to attend only a few will be accepted. Being here gives you the realization that you are amongst...

” – Trenton from Nixa, MO

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Marietta College is a private school with a great community. The people and professors are friendly and it's very easy to set yourself up to succeed. The workload is tougher because it's a private college, but if you think a small school is for you...

” – Brian from Mays Landing, NJ

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” – Heather from Woodstock, GA

Hood College is a liberal arts institution situated on 50 acres in Frederick, Maryland, which also maintains several research centers, including for coastal & watershed studies, teaching & learning, and the humanities. Hood offers 32 areas of study...

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Hood College has some wonderful academic departments and the professors truly wish for your success. The administrators tend to focus on outward appearance and make some decisions that do not make logical sense to students. Also the tuition price is...

” – Megan from Baltimore, MD

Concordia University-Chicago is a private liberal arts institution based in River Forest, Illinois, with selective admissions. It is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and provides a curriculum focused on Jesus Christ. Popular fields...

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Concordia is an awesome place to be. Most everyone you meet on campus is very focused on their relationship with God. Everyone that I have met have been extremely welcoming to new people on campus.

” – Melissa from Belleville, IL

Bemidji State University is a public institution located on the shore of Lake Bemidji in the rural town of Bemidji, Minnesota. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a “selective” admissions process. The...

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Several programs are being cut due to the new budget, BSU has some great programs such as in Nursing, Social Work, and Business to name a few. Every teacher I had has met my expectations thus far.

” – Sarah from Bemidji, MN

Originally founded as a combination high school/private Congregational school, Washburn University is a 4-year university in the Kansas state capital of Topeka. Washburn hosts five colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in over 200 academic fields...

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Washburn is an amazing school! The small size is ideal to learn in, my professors know who I am and I can easily walk from one end of campus to another under 7 minutes. There is also so much opportunities at Washburn, from Greek life, to volunteering...

” – Devin from Topeka, KS

Shorter University is a private liberal arts institution associated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. The main campus is located in Rome, GA, and there is a satellite campus in Atlanta. Business administration and management, liberal arts and...

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shorter university is an amazing school. the class sizes are small, and the professors are very dedicated to your success.

” – jasmine from tallahassee, fl

Dillard University is a private HBCU and liberal arts institution situated in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is associated with the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ. Dillard provides a liberal arts-based curriculum focused on...

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Dillard University is unique and refreshing because of it's small size, family values, and religious backgrounds. I truly love and enjoy everyday that I get to walk on campus and greet friendly faces. Dillard university is the best place to receive a...

” – Jada from New Orleans, LA

Missouri Western State University is a public school based in Saint Joseph, MI. MWSU is one of the less than 500 colleges in the US with an ABET-accredited engineering programs. Upon admittance to Missouri Western students rub the head of the statue...

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Missouri Western State University has a beautiful campus. MWSU is very diverse and welcomes students from all walks of life. Everyone comes together as a griffon.

” – Alyssa from St Joseph, MO

Wilkes University is based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and operates a branch campus in Bartonsville, PA, as well as multiple centers in Mesa, Arizona. The private institution offers a mix of professional programs and liberal arts courses. The...

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I believe I will. Small classes means more attention and help you will recieve.

” – Keyla from Allentown, PA

Pittsburg State University is a public institution based in rural southeast Kansas. The school operates a second satellite campus in the Kansas City Metro area. Pitt State is home to the Tyler Research Center which houses both the Kansas Polymer...

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Pittsburg State University is a melting pot of people from all over the world. There is music program of well-rounded, cultured, unique individuals. The people are accepting and approachable.

” – Trinity from Pittsburg, KS

Founded by the creator of Domino’s Pizza, Ave Maria University is a Catholic liberal arts college in southwest Florida. Ave confers bachelor’s degrees in 33 academic majors and all classes focus on creating dedicated followers of Jesus Christ. As a...

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Ave Maria University is an excellent school. The faculty works with the students to assure their success. There is a very friendly atmosphere at Ave Maria.

” – Kathleen from Gilbertsville, PA

Founded in 1742, Moravian College is a private liberal arts college based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It is a residential school and guarantees housing for students all four years. All students must pass courses in philosophy, religion, history, and...

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” – justastudent

Wartburg College is a liberal arts institution affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA) located in Waverly, Iowa. Founded in 1852, Wartburg has grown to offer more than 50 academic majors and preprofessional programs for its 1,500 students hailing...

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Excellent school that offers a wide range of majors and opportunities for everyone. State of the art facilities. Great professors and mentors that aid in helping you obtain your dream educational goals.

Founded in 1884, Woodbury University is a 4-year institution located in Los Angeles, CA. Offering 26 fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, classes average 15 students and the institution maintains a student...

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i could not be happier coming here; i have never learned more in such a short period of time. the people who come here are amazing, the teachers are even better, and the work i'm producing is so different than my stuff i was working on a year ago...

” – Haley from Burbank, CA

Founded in 1890 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, the Dominican University of California is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the state. The private university is located at the base of San Pedro Mountain and operates a...

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Dominican university provides a quality education by having small classes and very knowledgable professors who care about the success of each student. The student throughout campus go out of their way to make all new students feel welcome and at ease...

” – Ashlyn from Temecula, CA

Montana Technological University, more commonly known as Montana Tech, is a special-focus 4-year institution located in Butte, MT. Since its founding in 1900, Montana Tech has grown to encompass four schools and colleges offering numerous associate’s...

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Laundry gets expensive. Awesome staff. Indian burger is the best burger out there.

” – Gage from Malta, MT

Founded by a group of nuns and the local bishop, the University of Providence is a Catholic liberal arts institution in Great Falls. UP is home to schools of Liberal Arts and Health Sciences offering bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic majors. As a...

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The University of Great Falls, Montana, has great science, education, psychology, and criminal justice programs. This school is also very small, capping class sizes at 20 people, yet it still has very many successful clubs and sports programs. Even...

” – William from Spokane, WA

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg University is a 4-year liberal arts college in western Ohio affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The third oldest Lutheran college in the United States, Wittenberg confers bachelor’s degrees in over...

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Witt was my first choice because of the great molecular biology and biochemistry programs. Small classes and labs are important to me. Everyone here is friendly and helpful

” – Cee Me

Originally founded as a school for women called the Livingston Female Academy, the University of West Alabama is a coeducational 4-year public university. UWA is home to five colleges and divisions offering undergraduate degrees in over 90 academic...

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For online graduate students, UWA provides a simple, easy to follow set of courses. Online courses demand being self motivated to learn. Professors are usually great to work with you.

” – Angie from Russellville, AL

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Saint Xavier is a great private college to attend. They have a variety of majors and minors to choose from. The school is well diverse and have a lot of activities to get involved in.

” – Briana from Chicago, IL

Cornerstone University is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Life on campus is rooted in the college’s Cornerstone Virtue Project, which guides students in the exploration of virtue throughout chapel...

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Cornerstone gets a 9 out 10 from me because I found my place here. I know this is where God has called me and the students here are very friendly and interesting. The school is diverse and have professors that cares about their students' success.

” – Shylia from Milwaukee, WI

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” – Destiny from Stanford, KY

Founded in 1863, Emporia State University is a public institution with “selective” admissions that offers a flat rate tuition. The Emporia State campus houses the Johnston Geology Museum, the Peterson Planetarium, and the Richard H. Schmidt Museum of...

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If you're looking for a school that has the top programs in all its degrees, genuinely looks out for its students, and offers a lot of opportunities, Emporia is for you. It's a great transition school. Everyone there is positive, helpful and wants...

” – Carissa - Valley Falls, KS

The University of Houston-Clear Lake is a 4-year institution and a campus of the University of Houston system. UH Clear Lake is home to colleges of Human Sciences, Business, Education, and Science & Engineering conferring degrees in over 80 academic...

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An ideal university for focused students.

” – Mali

Edgewood College is a private liberal arts school based in Madison, Wisconsin, conferring bachelor’s degrees in 55 academic fields of study. The school was founded by, and maintains an affiliation with, the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters of the Roman...

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Edgewood is a relax environment that still encourages students to reach their maximum potential. The teachers and professors here are willing to go the extra mile for their students. The Administration is always looking for ways to improve the school...

” – M from Madison, WI

One of the nation’s first colleges to admit students of both genders and all races, Baldwin Wallace University is a liberal arts and sciences university in the Cleveland metro area. BWU is home to colleges of Business, Education, Arts & Sciences, and...

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So far all of the teachers that I have had are wonderful! You are treated like a person here, not a number...which is one main reason i accepted to BW. Overall there are great teachers here who really care about your learning experience

” – Jenna from Canton, OH

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga is a 4-year public university in southern Tennessee and one of three campuses in the UT System. UTC hosts colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Professional Studies conferring undergraduate...

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I have a great choice of classes to choose from. Because the classes are relatively small, I get to talk to my teachers more and can ask for more help if needed, which might not happen in a larger school. I'm not bored in class but not overly...

” – Mary from Knoxville, TN

Southeast Missouri State University is a large, public institution located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau. The school operates three regional campuses around the state in Sikeston, Malden, and Kennett. SEMO offers study...

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Always go to the activities posted on the boards around campus, you never know how much you'll enjoy something until you try it! Do not keep yourself locked in your room like Rapunzel! Let down your hair and get out of bed, there's so much life...

Georgetown College is a 4-year Christian liberal arts college in northern Kentucky and the first Baptist college in the region. Georgetown confers bachelor’s degrees in 45 academic majors and also features several programs of distinction such as...

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At Georgetown the teachers really do challenge you to do your very best.

” – Traci from Georgetown, KY

Minot State University is a public institution located in Minot, North Dakota. Minot State is home to three colleges, of Business, of Education & Health Sciences, and of Arts & Sciences. On top of the wide variety of majors and minors provided on...

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Both the town and the school are big enough to meet new people and find opportunities, but small enough so you don't feel lost in the crush. Classes are sized to give you a great connection with your professor and peers. On-campus groups come up with...

” – Rachael from Renton, WA

Elms College is a 4-year liberal arts institution located in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, MA, Elms is a Catholic college and offers mass Monday through Thursday, as well as missions trips, programs...

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Elms College is best described as a friendly, tight knit family. Being a smaller college, students quickly become familiar and comfortable with their professors and fellow students. With a diverse population of students, a beautiful campus, and...

” – Rachel from Ellington, CT

Rockford University is a private, 4-year institution established on a suburban, 150-acre campus in Winnebago County, Illinois. Rockford offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, and concentrations through the College of Arts and...

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The teachers are really interested in your learning. So if you ask questions they will give you the best and detailed answer. They will be available to you at every hour so you could ask them questions about the homework or any problem you might have...

” – Erick from Rockford, IL

Georgia Southwestern State University is a 4-year public institution and part of the University System of Georgia. GSW is home to five colleges and schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 40 academic areas of study. Additionally, Georgia...

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Georgia Southwestern is a has a small, but beautiful campus. At first glance, you might think the classes are easy, but most of them are very rigorous. Although Americus is a small town, there is something to do everyday on campus or in the community...

” – Victoria from Fortson, GA

The University of Saint Francis is a private, Christ-centered institution located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The campus features a number of historic facilities, such as the Brookside Mansion, which once was home to the entire college, and now hosts...

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An excellent school dedicated to academic achievement and personal development of their students.

” – Monica from Auburn, IN

With campus a short distance from the Ohio River, the University of Southern Indiana is a 4-year public school in southwest Indiana. USI confers bachelor’s degrees in 87 areas of study featuring a community-focused curriculum with an emphasis on...

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The University of Southern Indiana is a beautiful small campus which is easy to navigate. The campus is very clean and well kept. The professors are very knowledgeable, easy to contact, and genuinely care about the students.

” – Alyssa from Ellettsville, IN

Columbia College is a 4-year coeducational liberal arts institution in central Missouri. Columbia offers bachelor’s degrees in over 30 academic majors, as well as 10 associate degree-granting programs and eight master’s degrees. Additionally...

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I previously went to another school and Columbia college has been a great school to attend. I attend online and I enjoy the classes I take and they are not to hard and not easy they are the right challenge. I have learned so much since I have been at...

” – Brittany from Jacksonville, FL

Founded by an antislavery advocate in 1859, Adrian College is a 4-year liberal arts college in southeast Michigan. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Adrian awards bachelor’s degrees in 50 academic majors. In addition to classroom space...

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Adrian College is balance of peace and excitement; privacy and community; and academics and athletics. A gorgeous campus houses an intelligent group of both students and faculty that go the extra distnce in everything they do. Becoming an AC Bulldog...

” – Ashley from Taylor, MI

Henderson State University is one of only 10 public schools in the state and has the alma mater “The School with a Heart.” Rated as having “selective” admissions, HSU offers the only bachelor’s degree in aviation in the state. The Reynolds...

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I have researched on this school a lot, I also looked at the different programs and I really seem to like it. I believe this will be a great school for me.

” – Chelvyn from Sunset, AR

Randolph-Macon College is a 4-year, liberal arts institution located in Ashland, Virginia. The 116-acre campus offers 34 majors and 35 minors, as well as special-interest housing, eleven national Greek houses, and a recreation center that features a...

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Although I am only a freshman, I have learned a lot both inside the classroom and out. You are able to learn so much at Randolph-Macon because it is a small private college and helps you show your true potential. The classroom sizes are...

” – Megan from Stafford, VA

Founded in 1896, Delaware Valley University is a private institution situated in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. DelVal confers undergraduate degrees in 25 majors focused on Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Business, and all academic programs incorporate...

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I am the happiest little zoo science student in the world here at Delaware Valley College. Our tight-knit community, fantastic learning environment, and people who have the same dreams as me have made the transition to college more manageable than I...

” – Celina from Hamden, CT

Central Methodist University is a private, liberal arts institution established in Fayette, Missouri. While CMU is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the university values diversity and diplomacy making students of all faiths welcome. CMU’s...

Nicholls State University is a public institution with “selective” admissions located in the rural town of Thibodaux, Louisiana, 50 miles west of New Orleans. The institution is named after Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls, a brigadier general for the...

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Amazing people.
Amazing place.
Amazing education.

” – Nicholls Student from New Orleans, LA

University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-affiliated, liberal arts university that was founded in 1834. Located in Clarksville, Arkansas, at the base of the Ozark Mountains, the university is the oldest in the state and offers 59 majors and minors...

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The campus is really small and simple. I like that about it. I went to a campus day and met so many great people!

” – Kaitlin from Lincoln, AR

Founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Holy Names University is a 4-year Catholic school in Oakland. Holy Names grants undergraduate degrees in 15 academic programs. As a Catholic university, Holy Names celebrates mass on...

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My professors know me by name and they make sure to be available when needed.

” – Janisa from Los Angeles, CA

St. Bonaventure University is a small, private institution located in the rural town of Allegany, New York. It is associated with the Roman Catholic Church and provides a “values-based” curriculum. Journalism, accounting, and marketing are the most...

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St. Bonaventure is a campus where anything is possible. There are plenty of open spaces, the teachers are so helpful, and everyone seems to be there to learn. The class size is a real advantage, the professors know every student and personalize some...

” – Alexandra from New York

Originally founded in 1860 as St. Francis Solanus College, Quincy University is a 4-year liberal arts college in western Illinois affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Quincy grants undergrad degrees in over 40 academic majors and provides a...

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Quincy University is a campus near the Mississippi river and is gorgeous. The staff are all very friendly and willing to help many people when ever they need to or are needed. Like the staff the students are all very outgoing and willing to meet new...

” – Taylor from Quincy, IL