New Jersey Colleges for a 20 on the ACT

What New Jersey colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 20?

With a 20 on the ACT, these New Jersey colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all New Jersey colleges, we've found 12 schools where submitting a 20 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 20 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 20 a good ACT score?

A score of 20 is about average. It places you in the top 51st percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done an about average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test. If a 20 isn't strong enough to get into your dream school, consider taking a test prep course to see if you can raise your score.

What is the SAT equivalent to a 20 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 20 on the ACT converts to a 1040 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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12 results

List of 20 ACT Colleges

Displaying 12 colleges where your 20 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 36 target schools (good chance), 18 reach (harder) schools and 9 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Kean University
K
Union, NJ
Kean University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

20 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 14,056enrollment
  • $17,490net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 920-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance69%
Ramapo College of New Jersey
R
Mahwah, NJ
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 6,174enrollment
  • $16,823net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.27Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance55%
Rider University
R
Lawrenceville, NJ
Rider University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

22 Average ACT

#4 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 4,824enrollment
  • $29,122net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance64%
Bloomfield College
B
Bloomfield, NJ
Bloomfield College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#12 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 1,685enrollment
  • $17,782net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 820-1110SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 2.6Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance81%
Rutgers University Newark
R
Newark, NJ
Rutgers University Newark

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

22 Average ACT

#6 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 13,451enrollment
  • $11,981net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1200SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.23*Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance64%
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
R
Galloway, NJ
 
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

23 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 9,621enrollment
  • $17,815net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.32*Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance65%
Rutgers University Camden
R
Camden, NJ
Rutgers University Camden

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

20 Average ACT

#3 Best Value Colleges in New Jersey

  • 7,171enrollment
  • $13,844net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.23*Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance79%
Caldwell College
C
Caldwell, NJ
 
Caldwell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#10 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 2,189enrollment
  • $17,394net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance93%
Felician College
F
Lodi, NJ
 
Felician College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

17 Average ACT

#11 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 2,004enrollment
  • $17,958net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 900-1080SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance92%
Centenary College
C
Hackettstown, NJ
 
Centenary College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 1,802enrollment
  • $22,221net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 938-1148SAT range
  • 15-25ACT range
  • 3.23*Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance75%
Georgian Court University
G
Lakewood, NJ
 
Georgian Court University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

22 Average ACT

#8 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 2,458enrollment
  • $18,388net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 958-1160SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance63%
Saint Peter's College
S
Jersey City, NJ
 
Saint Peter's College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#9 Best Private Colleges in New Jersey

  • 3,452enrollment
  • $13,122net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 930-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance81%