Although Arizona has a lot of square miles, it does not have a lot of four-year non-profit colleges and universities. Arizona State and the University of Arizona, however, are a couple of the larger public universities in the country. You'll also find a few options for smaller colleges. To see if your ACT scores are likely to get you into one of Arizona's colleges, the table below can help guide you. Admissions standards vary significantly from Dine, a tribal college with open admissions, to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott where most applicants have above-average test scores. Note that no Arizona colleges have overly selective admissions. The scores in the table below are for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these Arizona colleges. If your scores are slightly below the range presented in the table, don't lose all hope -- remember that 25% of enrolled students have ACT scores below those listed.
Also remember that ACT scores are just one part of the application. These Arizona colleges will also want to see a strong academic record, and some will be looking for a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.
Note that both the SAT and ACT are popular in Arizona with just a slight preference for the SAT. Both tests are accepted at all of the colleges listed below. If you want to see how your ACT scores measure up to SAT scores, use this SAT-ACT conversion table.
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Most data from the National Center for Educational Statistics
|Arizona Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
|Arizona Christian University||19||25||19||25||18||24|
|Dine College||open admissions|
|Northern Arizona University||20||25||19||25||20||26|
|University of Arizona||21||27||-||-||-||-|
|View the SAT version of this table|
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