ACT Score Comparison for Admission to Kansas Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of ACT Admissions Data for Kansas Colleges

Hale Library at Kansas State University
Hale Library at Kansas State University. Kevin Zollman / Flickr

Kansas does not have any remarkably selective colleges, so students with average ACT scores have a decent shot at getting into any one of the state's many colleges and universities. You'll see in the table below that the University of Kansas has the highest admissions bar, but it is not significantly higher than many other colleges in the state.

Kansas Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)

(Learn what these numbers mean)

Composite
25%
Composite
75%
English
25%
English
75%
Math 25% Math 75%
Baker University 20 25 19 25 19 25
Benedictine College 21 28 20 29 19 26
Bethany College 18 23 16 22 17 24
Bethel College
Emporia State University 19 25 18 25 18 25
Fort Hays State University
Friends University 19 24 19 25 18 25
Haskell Indian Nations University 16 20 14 20 16 19
Kansas State University test-optional admissions (in-state) test-optional admissions (in-state) test-optional admissions (in-state) test-optional admissions (in-state) test-optional admissions (in-state) test-optional admissions (in-state)
Kansas Wesleyan University 19 24 17 24 18 24
McPherson College 19 24 18 23 18 24
MidAmerica Nazarene University 18 25 16 25 17 26
Newman University 20 28 19 26 20 26
Ottawa University
Pittsburg State University
Southwestern College 18 23 16 22 17 23
Sterling College 18 23 16 24 17 22
Tabor College 18 24 17 25 17 25
University of Kansas 23 29 22 30 22 28
University of Saint Mary 19 24 19 24 18 25
Washburn University
Wichita State University 21 27 19 26 20 26

Most data from the National Center for Educational Statistics
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The table shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of matriculated students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission. If your scores are a little below the bottom number, keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed.

Be sure to keep the ACT in perspective and don't lose sleep over it. A strong academic record typically carries more weight than standardized test scores. Also, some of the schools will look at non-numerical information and want to see a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation. Factors such as legacy status and demonstrated interest can also make a difference.

Note that the ACT is far more popular than the SAT in Kansas, and many colleges report that over 90% of applicants submit ACT scores, not SAT scores. If there are no scores listed for a school, it usually means that the school is test-optional. This means that applicants are not required to submit scores as part of the application. However, in some cases, scores are needed if students want to apply for scholarships or financial aid. 

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