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%)

Composite
25%
Composite
75%
English
25%
English
75%
Math
25%
Math
75%
Centenary College 22 28 22 30 21 26
Grambling State 16 20 16 21 16 19
LSU 23 28 23 30 22 27
Louisiana Tech 21 27 21 28 20 26
Loyola University New Orleans 23 29 24 31 21 27
McNeese State 20 24 20 25 18 24
Nicholls State 20 24 20 25 18 24
Northwestern State 19 24 19 25 17 23
Southern University 20 27 14 28 16 26
Southeastern Louisiana University 19 24 19 24 17 23
Tulane University 29 32 30 34 27 32
UL Lafayette 21 26 22 28 20 22
UL Monroe 20 25 20 26 18 24
University of New Orleans 20 24 20 26 18 24
Xavier University of Louisiana 20 26 20 26 18 25

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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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics