New England Colleges for a 21 on the ACT

What New England colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 21?

With a 21 on the ACT, these New England colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all New England colleges, we've found 36 schools where submitting a 21 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 21 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 21 a good ACT score?

A score of 21 is a little better than average. It places you in the top 57th percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a slightly above average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test. If a 21 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 21 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 21 on the ACT converts to a 1080 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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36 results

List of 21 ACT Colleges

Displaying 36 colleges where your 21 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 108 target schools (good chance), 39 reach (harder) schools and 72 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Bridgewater State University
B
Bridgewater, MA
Bridgewater State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

22 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 10,990enrollment
  • $17,323net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance86%
Dean College
D
Franklin, MA
Dean College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

19 Average ACT

#26 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 1,320enrollment
  • $32,077net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 910-1105SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.4Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance77%
Salem State University
S
Salem, MA
Salem State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 8,338enrollment
  • $17,720net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1160SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance86%
University of Maine
M
Orono, ME
University of Maine

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

24 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Maine

  • 11,404enrollment
  • $18,002net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1260SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance84%
Framingham State University
F
Framingham, MA
Framingham State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

22 Average ACT

#6 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 5,565enrollment
  • $18,937net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance70%
Central Connecticut State University
C
New Britain, CT
Central Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

20 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 11,822enrollment
  • $15,602net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 970-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 2.98Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance70%
University of New Haven
N
West Haven, CT
 
University of New Haven

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

24 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 6,867enrollment
  • $34,353net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance74%
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
M
North Dartmouth, MA
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 8,513enrollment
  • $18,662net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 990-1190SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance75%
Westfield State University
W
Westfield, MA
Westfield State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 6,100enrollment
  • $17,149net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 980-1150SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.08Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance87%
Suffolk University
S
Boston, MA
Suffolk University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#24 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 7,186enrollment
  • $33,105net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance77%
Curry College
C
Milton, MA
Curry College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

21 Average ACT

#25 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 2,580enrollment
  • $28,766net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 943-1108SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 2.72Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance87%
Southern Connecticut State University
S
New Haven, CT
Southern Connecticut State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

20 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 10,050enrollment
  • $19,155net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 910-1090SAT range
  • 16-25ACT range
  • 2.88Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance71%
University of Connecticut Stamford
C
Stamford, CT
University of Connecticut Stamford

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

24 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 1,977enrollment
  • $10,731net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance86%
Fitchburg State University
F
Fitchburg, MA
Fitchburg State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 7,199enrollment
  • $15,237net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 990-1150SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance88%
Springfield College
S
Springfield, MA
Springfield College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#16 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 3,139enrollment
  • $29,706net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance61%
Emmanuel College
E
Boston, MA
Emmanuel College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

24 Average ACT

#22 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 2,209enrollment
  • $29,946net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1250SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance68%
University of Southern Maine
S
Portland, ME
University of Southern Maine

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

22 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Maine

  • 8,140enrollment
  • $12,400net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.01Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance78%
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
M
Boston, MA
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#18 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 7,064enrollment
  • $39,112net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.52*Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance81%