Texas Colleges for a 18 on the ACT

What Texas colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 18?

With a 18 on the ACT, these Texas colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Texas colleges, we've found 30 schools where submitting a 18 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students' average ACT scores. They represent the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 18 ACT score. You can view your reach schools and safety schools by using the admission chance filter. Keep in mind, an ACT score alone won't get you admitted. It's equally important to have the GPA that the college is expecting for incoming students.

Is a 18 a good ACT score?

You can probably do better than a score of 18. It places you in the bottom 38th percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a below average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test. Since your score is on the lower end of the range, consider taking a test prep course and re-taking the ACT to see if you can do better.

What is the SAT equivalent to a 18 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 18 on the ACT converts to a 970 on the SAT based on the College Board / ACT concordance. Not all colleges report both SAT and ACT score admission data so you should check our comparable listings for both standardized tests to find academically similar schools.


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30 results

List of 18 ACT Colleges

Displaying 30 colleges where your 18 ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 84 target schools (good chance), 75 reach (harder) schools and 48 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

16 Average ACT

#27 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,732enrollment
  • $14,540net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 840-1000SAT range
  • 15-18ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance95%
Tarleton State University
T
Stephenville, TX
Tarleton State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

20 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 13,109enrollment
  • $14,631net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.21*Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance45%
Prairie View A & M University
P
HBCU
Prairie View, TX
Prairie View A & M University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

18 Average ACT

#26 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 9,516enrollment
  • $13,460net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 870-1040SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.02Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance80%
Texas Woman's University
T
Denton, TX
Texas Woman's University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

19 Average ACT

#16 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 15,518enrollment
  • $9,830net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance92%
Lamar University
L
Beaumont, TX
Lamar University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

20 Average ACT

#23 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 14,783enrollment
  • $12,716net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.21*Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance79%
University of the Incarnate Word
t
San Antonio, TX
University of the Incarnate Word

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#22 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 8,263enrollment
  • $24,481net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance92%
University of Houston Downtown
H
Houston, TX
University of Houston Downtown

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

18 Average ACT

#25 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 14,265enrollment
  • $7,159net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 920-1080SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.09*Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance89%
Angelo State University
A
San Angelo, TX
Angelo State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

20 Average ACT

#24 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 10,387enrollment
  • $12,169net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 930-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.13*Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance70%
Midwestern State University
M
Wichita Falls, TX
Midwestern State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

19 Average ACT

#15 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 6,102enrollment
  • $9,799net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 930-1120SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance75%
Huston Tillotson University
H
HBCU
Austin, TX
Huston Tillotson University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

16 Average ACT

 

  • 1,119enrollment
  • $16,044net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 800-980SAT range
  • 14-18ACT range
  • 2.8Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance74%
Paul Quinn College
P
HBCU
Dallas, TX
Paul Quinn College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

17 Average ACT

 

  • 550enrollment
  • $13,951net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 800-910SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.79Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance83%
Texas A & M University Kingsville
T
Kingsville, TX
Texas A & M University Kingsville

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

19 Average ACT

#21 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 8,541enrollment
  • $13,069net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 940-1120SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance73%
Texas A & M University Commerce
T
Commerce, TX
Texas A & M University Commerce

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 12,411enrollment
  • $12,477net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 950-1150SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21*Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance31%
Concordia University Texas
C
Austin, TX
Concordia University Texas

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

20 Average ACT

#28 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 2,568enrollment
  • $24,061net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance85%
Texas A & M International University
T
Laredo, TX
Texas A & M International University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

18 Average ACT

#18 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 7,884enrollment
  • $3,323net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 910-1100SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.08*Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance54%
Schreiner University
S
Kerrville, TX
Schreiner University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#27 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,418enrollment
  • $22,860net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 920-1110SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance90%
Hardin Simmons University
H
Abilene, TX
Hardin Simmons University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

20 Average ACT

#19 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 2,344enrollment
  • $20,696net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 963-1150SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance77%
West Texas A & M University
W
Canyon, TX
West Texas A & M University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

20 Average ACT

#20 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 10,029enrollment
  • $12,982net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 940-1140SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.25*Avg GPA
Your 18 ACT
Admission Chance61%