Colleges for a 23 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 23?

With a 23 on the ACT, these colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 791 schools where submitting a 23 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 23 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 23 a good ACT score?

Yes, with score of 23 you're in about the top third. It places you in the top 68th percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done an above above average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test. If a 23 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 23 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 23 on the ACT converts to a 1140 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.

What colleges can I get into?

Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in this test score range. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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List of 23 ACT Colleges

Displaying 791 colleges where your 23 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 2,535 target schools (good chance), 393 reach (harder) schools and 1,368 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Arizona

  • 51,585enrollment
  • $14,081net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1360SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance81%
Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

10 reviews

26 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $24,724net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1310SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance67%
Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

26 Average ACT

#2 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 50,351enrollment
  • $16,579net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance59%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

27 Average ACT

#2 Best Value Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $20,623net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1340SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance74%
San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

25 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $14,499net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance28%
University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 29,182enrollment
  • $18,958net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1320SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance95%
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 23 ACT
Admission Chance83%
University of Hawaii at Manoa
H
Honolulu, HI
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Hawaii

  • 17,710enrollment
  • $15,441net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1270SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance58%
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 23 ACT
Admission Chance81%
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 23 ACT
Admission Chance70%
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 23 ACT
Admission Chance84%
Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

24 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 38,209enrollment
  • $16,463net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.49*Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance64%
University of Houston
H
Houston, TX
University of Houston

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

24 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 46,324enrollment
  • $13,212net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1310SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.54*Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance60%
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 23 ACT
Admission Chance76%
San Jose State University
S
San Jose, CA
San Jose State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

22 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,400enrollment
  • $14,471net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1260SAT range
  • 18-27ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance67%
California State University Long Beach
C
Long Beach, CA
California State University Long Beach

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

23 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in California

  • 37,466enrollment
  • $9,903net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance39%
The University of Tampa
T
Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

25 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 9,333enrollment
  • $31,278net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1250SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance35%
Appalachian State University
A
Boone, NC
Appalachian State University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

25 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 19,108enrollment
  • $10,525net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1270SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 4.05Avg GPA
Your 23 ACT
Admission Chance70%

FAQs

Is a 23 a good ACT score?

Yes, with score of 23 you're in about the top third. The score puts you in the top 68th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 23 ACT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 23 ACT score?

Arizona State University, Penn State Main Campus and Michigan State University are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 23 ACT score.

What percentile is 23 on the ACT?

A 23 ranks in the top 68th percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

What is the equivalent SAT score to a 23 ACT?

A 23 converts to a 1140 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1140 SAT score.