Texas Colleges for a 20 on the ACT

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

With a 20 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 39 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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39 results

List of 20 ACT Colleges

Displaying 39 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 114 target schools (good chance), 45 reach (harder) schools and 57 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX
Texas State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

22 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 38,644enrollment
  • $13,178net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.38*Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance75%
The University of Texas at Arlington
T
Arlington, TX
The University of Texas at Arlington

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

23 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 47,899enrollment
  • $14,445net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.43*Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance76%
Sam Houston State University
S
Huntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

21 Average ACT

#14 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 21,213enrollment
  • $13,055net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 990-1140SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.25*Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance79%
The University of Texas at San Antonio
T
San Antonio, TX
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

22 Average ACT

#19 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 32,264enrollment
  • $13,168net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.36*Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance70%
Stephen F Austin State University
S
Nacogdoches, TX
Stephen F Austin State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

21 Average ACT

#17 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 13,144enrollment
  • $12,866net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.26*Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance63%
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 20 ACT
Admission Chance56%
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 20 ACT
Admission Chance87%
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 20 ACT
Admission Chance94%
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 20 ACT
Admission Chance84%
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 20 ACT
Admission Chance94%
University of St Thomas
S
Houston, TX
University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#10 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,223enrollment
  • $19,544net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1058-1243SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance80%
University of Mary Hardin Baylor
M
Belton, TX
University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

22 Average ACT

#23 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,888enrollment
  • $27,237net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance82%
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 20 ACT
Admission Chance93%
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 20 ACT
Admission Chance77%
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 20 ACT
Admission Chance82%
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 20 ACT
Admission Chance81%
Texas A & M University Corpus Christi
T
Corpus Christi, TX
Texas A & M University Corpus Christi

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 11,929enrollment
  • $12,916net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1200SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Your 20 ACT
Admission Chance76%
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 20 ACT
Admission Chance39%