ACT Score Comparison for Admission to Louisiana Colleges

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

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Admissions standards for Louisiana colleges vary greatly. To get a partial sense of what it takes to get in, the side-by-side comparison table below shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students for a range of four-year colleges in Louisiana.

Louisiana Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
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Centenary College222822302126
Grambling State162016211619
Louisiana Tech212721282026
Loyola University New Orleans232924312127
McNeese State202420251824
Nicholls State202420251824
Northwestern State192419251723
Southern University202714281626
Southeastern Louisiana University192419241723
Tulane University293230342732
UL Lafayette212622282022
UL Monroe202520261824
University of New Orleans202420261824
Xavier University of Louisiana202620261825
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If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission. Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed. Also, remember that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers in Louisiana, especially at the top Louisiana colleges will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

Some applicants with lower scores (but an otherwise strong application) may be admitted to these schools, while applicants with higher scores (but an otherwise weak application) may be turned away. If your scores are below the ranges listed here, don't give up. Make sure the rest of your application, and any supporting materials/documents, are strong--it's possible to be admitted even with lower scores.

If your scores are not as strong as you'd like, and, if there's enough time, you can always retake the exam.

Some schools will allow you to submit an application with your original scores, and then will accept your new (hopefully higher) scores as a replacement when they come in. Check with your schools to see if this could be an option for you.

Don't forget to click on the schools' names in the chart above--there you'll find helpful information about admissions, enrollment, graduation rates, financial aid, athletics, academics, and more!

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