Southern Colleges for a 21 on the ACT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Southern colleges, we've found 298 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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298 results

List of 21 ACT Colleges

Displaying 298 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 924 target schools (good chance), 240 reach (harder) schools and 474 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

East Carolina University
E
Greenville, NC
East Carolina University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

22 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 28,718enrollment
  • $13,635net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1190SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance74%
University of Arizona
A
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

25 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Arizona

  • 44,097enrollment
  • $16,580net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1360SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance77%
Kennesaw State University
K
Kennesaw, Georgia
Kennesaw State University

Public 4 Year

16 reviews

22 Average ACT

 

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $15,451net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 21-24ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance53%
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 21 ACT
Admission Chance78%
Georgia State University
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

23 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 34,316enrollment
  • $14,136net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance69%
Savannah College of Art and Design
S
Savannah, GA
Savannah College of Art and Design

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

24 Average ACT

#11 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 14,086enrollment
  • $44,460net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance93%
Florida Gulf Coast University
F
Fort Myers, FL
Florida Gulf Coast University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

23 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 15,031enrollment
  • $11,621net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1210SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance54%
University of North Texas
N
Denton, TX
University of North Texas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

24 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 38,241enrollment
  • $14,020net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46*Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance63%
West Virginia University
W
Morgantown, WV
West Virginia University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

24 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in West Virginia

  • 26,864enrollment
  • $12,743net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance76%
Coastal Carolina University
C
Conway, SC
Coastal Carolina University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

21 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 10,641enrollment
  • $15,111net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1170SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance69%
Towson University
T
Towson, MD
Towson University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

22 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 22,923enrollment
  • $16,161net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1220SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance72%
Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

21 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 24,176enrollment
  • $16,681net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance89%
Georgia Southern University
G
Statesboro, GA
Georgia Southern University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

22 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Georgia

  • 26,408enrollment
  • $15,374net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance49%
University of Memphis
M
Memphis, TN
University of Memphis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

22 Average ACT

#6 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 21,458enrollment
  • $13,481net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1230SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance83%
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 21 ACT
Admission Chance78%
Western Carolina University
W
Cullowhee, NC
Western Carolina University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

22 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 11,639enrollment
  • $12,965net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance64%
North Carolina A & T State University
N
HBCU
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

19 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $9,097net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 970-1150SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.68Avg GPA
Your 21 ACT
Admission Chance68%
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 21 ACT
Admission Chance83%