If you got a composite score of 20 on the ACT, you have a national rank of 53. ACT national rank is the number of students who scored higher or lower than a certain score. Students with an ACT score of 20 did better than 53 percent of all students who took the exam.
Is 20 a good ACT score?
The average ACT score is 20. The highest ACT score possible is a 36. 47 percent of students who took the ACT in the last few years scored lower than 20.
Schools with open admissions and less selective colleges typically accept students average ACT range of 18-24. Slightly more selective colleges usually have an average ACT range of 25-29. Very selective colleges usually have an average ACT range of 27-31, and the most-selective schools commonly admit students with ACT scores of 32 or higher.
How do I improve my ACT score?
Preparing for the ACT can turn a good ACT score in an excellent one. Take an ACT practice test to see which areas you are strong in and where you can improve. Focus your ACT prep on the areas where you have the most opportunity for improvement to get the best ACT score possible.
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