Public Universities Where Most Students Score 20 - 25 on the ACT

25th Percentile Scores

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When you're considering to which public college or university to apply, sometimes it's helpful to browse through schools who have students scoring similarly on the ACT as you did. If your ACT scores are completely lower or higher than 75% of the students who were accepted to a particular school, perhaps you'd be better off searching for a school where students are more in your range, although exceptions are certainly made all the time.

This is a list of colleges and universities where 75% of the accepted students scored above or at a 20 - 25 composite score on the ACT. What does this mean? The following public schools are accepting students who are scoring about average on the ACT since the current national average is about a 21. If you have scored between 20 - 25 and all your other credentials fit – GPA, extracurricular activities, recommendation letters, etc. – then perhaps one of these public universities would be a good fit. Please keep in mind that this list is for the composite ACT score – you'll see ACT scores a bit lower on particular sections (English, Mathematics, Reading, Science Reasoning), but the composite scores are always between 20 - 25.

**Please note that I did not create an article for the private schools with these scores because there were nearly 400 private schools where 75% of the students scored between a 20 - 25 on the ACT.

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Public Universities Where 75% of Students Score a 20 – 25 on the ACT

Note that these are just the public universities. If you see a school listed in this article that was also listed in the 25 - 30 public schools list, then you'll know it's because the 25th percentile ACT score for that school happened to be a 25.

  1. Appalachian State University
    Boone, North Carolina
  2. Arizona State University
    Tempe, Arizona
  3. Arkansas State University-Main Campus
    Jonesboro, Arkansas
  4. Auburn University
    Auburn University, Alabama
  5. Auburn University at Montgomery
    Montgomery, Alabama
  6. Bemidji State University
    Bemidji, Minnesota
  7. Boise State University
    Boise, Idaho
  8. Bridgewater State University
    Bridgewater, Massachusetts
  9. California Maritime Academy
    Vallejo, California
  10. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
    San Luis Obispo, California
  11. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
    Pomona, California
  12. Central Connecticut State University
    New Britain, Connecticut
  13. Central Michigan University
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan
  14. Christopher Newport University
    Newport News, Virginia
  15. Citadel Military College of South Carolina
    Charleston, South Carolina
  16. Clemson University
    Clemson, South Carolina
  17. College of Charleston
    Charleston, South Carolina
  18. Colorado State University-Fort Collins
    Fort Collins, Colorado
  19. East Carolina University
    Greenville, North Carolina
  20. Emporia State University
    Emporia, Kansas
  1. Florida Atlantic University
    Boca Raton, Florida
  2. Florida Gulf Coast University
    Fort Myers, Florida
  3. Florida International University
    Miami, Florida
  4. Florida State University
    Tallahassee, Florida
  5. Framingham State University
    Framingham, Massachusetts
  6. George Mason University
    Fairfax, Virginia
  7. Georgia College & State University
    Milledgeville, Georgia
  8. Georgia Southern University
    Statesboro, Georgia
  9. Georgia State University
    Atlanta, Georgia
  10. Grand Valley State University
    Allendale, Michigan
  11. Illinois State University
    Normal, Illinois
  12. Indiana University-Bloomington
    Bloomington, Indiana
  13. Iowa State University
    Ames, Iowa
  14. James Madison University
    Harrisonburg, Virginia
  15. Kennesaw State University
    Kennesaw, Georgia
  16. Kent State University at Kent
    Kent, Ohio
  17. Kirksville Area Technical Center
    Kirksville, Missouri
  18. Lake Superior State University
    Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
  19. Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  20. Louisiana State University-Shreveport
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  21. Louisiana Tech University
    Ruston, Louisiana
  1. Massachusetts College of Art and Design
    Boston, Massachusetts
  2. Massachusetts Maritime Academy
    Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
  3. McNeese State University
    Lake Charles, Louisiana
  4. Miami University-Oxford
    Oxford, Ohio
  5. Michigan State University
    East Lansing, Michigan
  6. Michigan Technological University
    Houghton, Michigan
  7. Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Moorhead, Minnesota
  8. Minnesota State University-Mankato
    Mankato, Minnesota
  9. Minot State University
    Minot, North Dakota
  10. Mississippi State University
    Mississippi State, Mississippi
  11. Missouri State University-Springfield
    Springfield, Missouri
  12. Montana State University
    Bozeman, Montana
  13. Montana Tech of the University of Montana
    Butte, Montana
  14. Morrisville State College
    Morrisville, New York
  15. New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Newark, New Jersey
  16. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Socorro, New Mexico
  17. North Carolina State University at Raleigh
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  18. North Dakota State University-Main Campus
    Fargo, North Dakota
  19. North Georgia College & State University
    Dahlonega, Georgia
  1. Northern Arizona University
    Flagstaff, Arizona
  2. Northwest Missouri State University
    Maryville, Missouri
  3. Oakland University
    Rochester Hills, Michigan
  4. Ohio University-Main Campus
    Athens, Ohio
  5. Oklahoma State University-Main Campus
    Stillwater, Oklahoma
  6. Oregon State University
    Corvallis, Oregon
  7. Pearl River Community College
    Poplarville, Mississippi
  8. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
    University Park, Pennsylvania
  9. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona
    Altoona, Pennsylvania
  10. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg
    Middletown, Pennsylvania
  11. Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York
    York, Pennsylvania
  12. Purdue University-Main Campus
    West Lafayette, Indiana
  13. Salisbury University
    Salisbury, Maryland
  14. San Diego State University
    San Diego, California
  15. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
    Rapid City, South Dakota
  16. South Dakota State University
    Brookings, South Dakota
  17. Southeast Missouri State University
    Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  18. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
    Edwardsville, Illinois
  19. Southern Polytechnic State University
    Marietta, Georgia
  1. Southern Utah University
    Cedar City, Utah
  2. St Mary's College of Maryland
    St. Mary's City, Maryland
  3. State University of New York at New Paltz
    New Paltz, New York
  4. Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, New York
  5. SUNY at Albany
    Albany, New York
  6. SUNY at Fredonia
    Fredonia, New York
  7. SUNY at Purchase College
    Purchase, New York
  8. SUNY College at Brockport
    Brockport, New York
  9. SUNY College at Cortland
    Cortland, New York
  10. SUNY College at Old Westbury
    Old Westbury, New York
  11. SUNY College at Oneonta
    Oneonta, New York
  12. SUNY College at Oswego
    Oswego, New York
  13. SUNY College at Plattsburgh
    Plattsburgh, New York
  14. SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
    Cobleskill, New York
  15. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    Syracuse, New York
  16. SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
    Alfred, New York
  17. SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome
    Utica, New York
  18. SUNY Maritime College
    Throggs Neck, New York
  19. Temple University
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  20. Tennessee Technological University
    Cookeville, Tennessee
  21. Texas A & M University-College Station
    College Station, Texas
  1. Texas A & M University-Galveston
    Galveston, Texas
  2. Texas State University-San Marcos
    San Marcos, Texas
  3. Texas Tech University
    Lubbock, Texas
  4. The College of New Jersey
    Ewing, New Jersey
    The Evergreen State College
    Olympia, Washington
  5. The University of Alabama
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  6. The University of Montana
    Missoula, Montana
  7. The University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  8. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
  9. The University of Texas at Arlington
    Arlington, Texas
  10. The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, Texas
  11. The University of Texas at San Antonio
    San Antonio, Texas
  12. The University of Texas at Tyler
    Tyler, Texas
  13. The University of West Florida
    Pensacola, Florida
  14. Towson University
    Towson, Maryland
  15. Truman State University
    Kirksville, Missouri
  16. United States Coast Guard Academy
    New London, Connecticut
  17. United States Military Academy
    West Point, New York
  18. University at Buffalo
    Buffalo, New York
  19. University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, Alabama
  20. University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Huntsville, Alabama
  1. University of Arizona
    Tucson, Arizona
  2. University of Arkansas
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  3. University of California-Davis
    Davis, California
  4. University of California-Irvine
    Irvine, California
  5. University of California-Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, California
  6. University of California-San Diego
    La Jolla, California
  7. University of California-Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, California
  8. University of California-Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz, California
  9. University of Central Arkansas
    Conway, Arkansas
  10. University of Central Florida
    Orlando, Florida
  11. University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  12. University of Colorado Boulder
    Boulder, Colorado
  13. University of Colorado Colorado Springs
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
  14. University of Colorado Denver
    Denver, Colorado
  15. University of Connecticut-Stamford
    Stamford, Connecticut
  16. University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus
    Waterbury, Connecticut
  17. University of Delaware
    Newark, Delaware
  18. University of Georgia
    Athens, Georgia
  19. University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  20. University of Houston
    Houston, Texas
  21. University of Idaho
    Moscow, Idaho
  1. University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, Illinois
  2. University of Illinois at Springfield
    Springfield, Illinois
  3. University of Iowa
    Iowa City, Iowa
  4. University of Kansas
    Lawrence, Kansas
  5. University of Kentucky
    Lexington, Kentucky
  6. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  7. University of Louisiana-Monroe
    Monroe, Louisiana
  8. University of Louisville
    Louisville, Kentucky
  9. University of Maine
    Orono, Maine
  10. University of Mary Washington
    Fredericksburg, Virginia
  11. University of Maryland-Baltimore County
    Baltimore, Maryland
  12. University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Amherst, Massachusetts
  13. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
    North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
  14. University of Massachusetts-Lowell
    Lowell, Massachusetts
  15. University of Memphis
    Memphis, Tennessee
  16. University of Michigan-Dearborn
    Dearborn, Michigan
  17. University of Minnesota-Crookston
    Crookston, Minnesota
  18. University of Minnesota-Duluth
    Duluth, Minnesota
  19. University of Minnesota-Morris
    Morris, Minnesota
  20. University of Minnesota-Rochester
    Rochester, Minnesota
  21. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  1. University of Mississippi
    University, Mississippi
  2. University of Missouri-Columbia
    Columbia, Missouri
  3. University of Missouri-Kansas City
    Kansas City, Missouri
  4. University of Missouri-St Louis
    Saint Louis, Missouri
  5. University of Montevallo
    Montevallo, Alabama
  6. University of Nebraska at Kearney
    Kearney, Nebraska
  7. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Lincoln, Nebraska
  8. University of Nevada-Reno
    Reno, Nevada
  9. University of New Orleans
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  10. University of North Carolina at Asheville
    Asheville, North Carolina
  11. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  12. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  13. University of North Carolina School of the Arts
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  14. University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Wilmington, North Carolina
  15. University of North Dakota
    Grand Forks, North Dakota
  16. University of North Florida
    Jacksonville, Florida
  17. University of North Texas
    Denton, Texas
  18. University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, Colorado
  19. University of Northern Iowa
    Cedar Falls, Iowa
  1. University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
    Norman, Oklahoma
  2. University of Oregon
    Eugene, Oregon
  3. University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg
    Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  4. University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
    Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  5. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  6. University of Rhode Island
    Kingston, Rhode Island
  7. University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
    Chickasha, Oklahoma
  8. University of South Alabama
    Mobile, Alabama
  9. University of South Carolina-Columbia
    Columbia, South Carolina
  10. University of South Dakota
    Vermillion, South Dakota
  11. University of South Florida-Main Campus
    Tampa, Florida
  12. University of South Florida-St. Petersburg
    St. Petersburg, Florida
  13. University of Utah
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  14. University of Vermont
    Burlington, Vermont
  15. University of Washington-Seattle Campus
    Seattle, Washington
  16. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
    Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  17. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
    Green Bay, Wisconsin
  18. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    La Crosse, Wisconsin
  19. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  1. University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    Platteville, Wisconsin
  2. University of Wisconsin-River Falls
    River Falls, Wisconsin
  3. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
    Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  4. University of Wisconsin-Stout
    Menomonie, Wisconsin
  5. University of Wisconsin-Superior
    Superior, Wisconsin
  6. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    Whitewater, Wisconsin
  7. University of Wyoming
    Laramie, Wyoming
  8. Utah State University
    Logan, Utah
  9. Valdosta State University
    Valdosta, Georgia
  10. Virginia Commonwealth University
    Richmond, Virginia
  11. Virginia Military Institute
    Lexington, Virginia
  12. Washington State University
    Pullman, Washington
  13. West Virginia University
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  14. Western Washington University
    Bellingham, Washington
  15. Westfield State University
    Westfield, Massachusetts
  16. Wichita State University
    Wichita, Kansas
  17. Winona State University
    Winona, Minnesota
  18. Winthrop University
    Rock Hill, South Carolina