Realize, of course, that ACT scores are just one part of the application. It's possible to have scores above the averages presented here and still get rejected if other parts of your application are weak. Similarly, some students with scores significantly below the ranges listed here gain admission because they demonstrate other strengths.
Also, if you are an out-of-state applicant, you may need to have scores significantly higher than those shown here. Most state-funded universities give preference to in-state applicants.
To see a full profile of each college, click on the names in the chart below. You can also check out these other ACT links (or SAT links):
ACT Comparison Charts: the Ivy League | top universities | top liberal arts colleges | more top liberal arts | top public universities | top public liberal arts colleges | University of California campuses | Cal State campuses | SUNY campuses | more ACT charts
Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics
Top Public Liberal Arts Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
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|College of Charleston||22||26||22||27||21||26|
|The College of New Jersey||24||29||-||-||-||-|
|New College of Florida||27||31||28||34||24||30|
|St. Mary's College of Maryland||24||29||24||30||23||29|
|Truman State University||25||30||25||32||23||28|
|University of Mary Washington||22||27||22||28||21||26|
|University of Minnesota-Morris||23||28||21||28||22||27|
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