ACT Scores for Admission to Four-Year Utah Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for Utah

University of Utah Marriott Library
University of Utah Marriott Library. Ellen Forsyth / Flickr

Utah has more public institutions than private, but prospective college students will find options ranging from a small private liberal arts college to large public universities. BYU has the most selective admissions of all Utah colleges, and you'll see that several schools have open admissions. This does not mean that everyone will be admitted -- nearly all schools have minimum requirements for admission.

ACT Scores for Utah Colleges (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Brigham Young University273127342631
Dixie State Universityopen-admissions
Southern Utah University202620271826
University of Utah212721282027
Utah State Universtiy202720281927
Utah Valley Universityopen-admissions
Weber State Universityopen-admissions
Western Governors Universityopen-admissions
Westminster College222721262128
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As you look at the options for higher education in Utah, the table above can help you figure out if you're on target to get in. The table shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of matriculated students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're in a good position 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 too much sleep over it.

A strong academic record typically carries more weight than standardized test scores. Also, some of the more selective 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 more popular than the SAT in Utah, but all the schools will accept either exam.

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