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%)

Composite
25%
Composite
75%
English
25%
English
75%
Math
25%
Math
75%
Brigham Young University 27 31 27 34 26 31
Dixie State University open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions
Southern Utah University 20 26 20 27 18 26
University of Utah 21 27 21 28 20 27
Utah State University 20 27 20 28 19 27
Utah Valley University open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions
Weber State University open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions
Western Governors University open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions open-admissions
Westminster College 22 27 21 26 21 28

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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data from the National Center for Educational Statistics