Pacific Northwestern Colleges for a 21 on the ACT

What Pacific Northwestern colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 21?

With a 21 on the ACT, these Pacific Northwestern colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Pacific Northwestern colleges, we've found 28 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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28 results

List of 21 ACT Colleges

Displaying 28 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 81 target schools (good chance), 18 reach (harder) schools and 54 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA
Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

23 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 31,478enrollment
  • $18,002net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1230SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance69%
Oregon State University
O
Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

24 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 30,986enrollment
  • $19,273net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance74%
Boise State University
B
Boise, ID
Boise State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Idaho

  • 25,504enrollment
  • $13,237net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance70%
Portland State University
P
Portland, OR
Portland State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 25,711enrollment
  • $12,710net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance96%
Brigham Young University Idaho
B
Rexburg, ID
Brigham Young University Idaho

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

22 Average ACT

#2 Best Private Colleges in Idaho

  • 42,341enrollment
  • $7,038net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance95%
University of Idaho
I
Moscow, ID
University of Idaho

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Idaho

  • 11,841enrollment
  • $15,017net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance72%
Central Washington University
C
Ellensburg, WA
Central Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 12,342enrollment
  • $16,014net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance87%
Seattle Pacific University
S
Seattle, WA
Seattle Pacific University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

22 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 3,688enrollment
  • $27,947net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1250SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance90%
Eastern Washington University
E
Cheney, WA
Eastern Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#6 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 12,633enrollment
  • $12,764net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 920-1130SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance97%
Southern Oregon University
S
Ashland, OR
Southern Oregon University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#6 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 6,278enrollment
  • $12,022net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 980-1200SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance78%
University of Washington Tacoma Campus
W
Tacoma, WA
University of Washington Tacoma Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

 

  • 5,354enrollment
  • $10,620net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 980-1190SAT range
  • 16-24ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance88%
Western Oregon University
W
Monmouth, OR
Western Oregon University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

20 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 5,185enrollment
  • $15,896net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance87%
Pacific University
P
Forest Grove, OR
Pacific University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in Oregon

  • 3,938enrollment
  • $29,432net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1260SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance82%
The Evergreen State College
E
Olympia, WA
The Evergreen State College

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

22 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 3,327enrollment
  • $14,909net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 960-1208SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance98%
Concordia University Portland
C
Portland, OR
 
Concordia University Portland

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

20 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in Oregon

  • 5,342enrollment
  • $19,042net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance61%
Northwest University
N
Kirkland, WA
Northwest University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,321enrollment
  • $22,010net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1025-1245SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance90%
University of Washington Bothell Campus
W
Bothell, WA
University of Washington Bothell Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

 

  • 5,970enrollment
  • $9,469net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1260SAT range
  • 19-28ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance69%
George Fox University
G
Newberg, OR
George Fox University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#5 Best Private Colleges in Oregon

  • 3,941enrollment
  • $30,827net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1270SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance78%