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)
Baker University202519251925
Benedictine College212820291926
Bethany College182316221724
Bethel College------
Emporia State University192518251825
Fort Hays State University------
Friends University192419251825
Haskell Indian Nations University162014201619
Kansas State Universitytest-optional admissions (in-state)
Kansas Wesleyan University192417241824
McPherson College192418231824
MidAmerica Nazarene University182516251726
Newman University202819262026
Ottawa University------
Pittsburg State University------
Southwestern College182316221723
Sterling College182316241722
Tabor College182417251725
University of Kansas232922302228
University of Saint Mary192419241825
Washburn University------
Wichita State University212719262026
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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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