A few of the universities in the District of Columbia have highly selective admissions, so you'll probably need strong standardized test scores to get in. The table below can help you figure out if your ACT scores are on target for admission to your top choice D.C. colleges. The table shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of matriculated students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're in a good position for admission. If your scores are a little below the bottom number, Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed.
Be sure to keep the ACT in perspective and don't lose sleep over it. A strong academic record typically carries more weight than standardized test scores. Also, some of the schools will look at non-numerical information and want to see a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation. Factors such as legacy status and demonstrated interest can also make a difference.
Note that the SAT is far more popular than the ACT in Washington D.C., but all the schools will accept either exam.
You can also check out these other ACT links:
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Most data from the National Center for Educational Statistics
|ACT Scores for District of Columbia Colleges (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
|Catholic University of America||22||27||-||-||-||-|
|Corcoran College of Art and Design||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|George Washington University||27||31||27||33||26||31|
|Trinity Washington University||test-optional admissions|
|University of the District of Columbia||open-admissions|
|View the SAT version of this table|
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