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What is the minimum ACT score that would ensure admission to American University?

PF92PF92 Posts: 7Registered User New Member
edited January 2009 in College Admissions
I know the stats for American, and how the 50th percentile range was about 25-29, but what is really the minimum ACT score that I would need to get into American University.
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Replies to: What is the minimum ACT score that would ensure admission to American University?

  • molliegymmolliegym Posts: 748Registered User Member
    Sorry, hate to break it to you, but no ACT score will guarantee you admission to ANY school, whether that school is American University or any other university.
  • rsxwheeeeeersxwheeeeee Posts: 1,269Registered User Senior Member
  • thankyouallthankyouall Posts: 599Registered User Member
    not sure about American, but many in-state schools guarantee admissions if you have a minimum of certain scores and GPA. For my state university and the local one, if you have a 3.0 GPA and a 19, or 21 you are guarantee admissions.
  • theredsmileyfacetheredsmileyface Posts: 303Registered User Junior Member
    I've heard that 28 is where the bar is set for most average schools (i.e., not HYPS obviously) .... I have absolutely no idea if this is accurate but as I sat down to take the ACT I was like, "Ok, gotta get 28 or above!"

    Again: I heard this by word of mouth. It might not be real.
  • aigiqinfaigiqinf Posts: 4,006Registered User Senior Member
    I've heard that 28 is where the bar is set for most average schools (i.e., not HYPS obviously) .... I have absolutely no idea if this is accurate but as I sat down to take the ACT I was like, "Ok, gotta get 28 or above!"

    Again: I heard this by word of mouth. It might not be real.

    28 is the 92% percentile. There are many people who get into "average" colleges with lower scores.
  • ghalla10ghalla10 Posts: 201Registered User Junior Member
    It depends on your other stats. If you have a very high GPA, then they'll probably over look a 25 on your ACT. However, if you have a very low GPA, you'll need a higher ACT (29 and so on) to make up for your grades. There's no equation for it though, so acceptance can be pretty random.
  • ay4qbay4qb Posts: 20Registered User New Member
    My school has a naviance program and on it there is a scattergram that plots applicants based off of GPA and test score. On the American University Scattergram
    Lowest ACT score from my school that was accepted was a 21 with a 3.7 weighted GPA

    Lowest weighted GPA that was accepted was about 3.4 weighted and had an ACT score of 25.

    But I wouldn't completely base off of the lowest scores because these statistics don't show what kind of essays they wrote/the extracurriculars they did.
  • Penn2013Penn2013 Posts: 244- Junior Member
    25 probably haha
  • kansasdemocratkansasdemocrat Posts: 436Registered User Member
    Around 100 kids get a 36 every taking, and scores above 30 are similar in their elusiveness (around 1000 each). In all seriousness, get over 28-29 and you'll perfectly fine at American. At a school like that, they tend to allow higher GPAs with lower test scores, and vice versa. If 28 is the 92 percentile, as an above poster stated, you should get in rather easily.
  • miktaumiktau Posts: 599Registered User Member
    30+ and your good.
  • PF92PF92 Posts: 7Registered User New Member
    These are my other stats.

    Academics
    -GPA - Unweighted - 3.5
    -GPA - Weighted - 4.0
    I take all APs and Honors courses (except Math).

    Extracurricular Activities
    -National Honor Society
    -National Junior Honor Society
    -Student Athlete Leadership Program
    -Student Council
    -Newspaper
    -Varsity Cross Country
    -Varsity Winter Track
    -Varsity Track & Field

    Leadership
    -Editor-in-Chief for Newspaper
    -A&E Editor for Newspaper
    -Class Representative
    -Crucifer for Church

    Athletics
    -Cross Country - Varsity
    -Winter Track - Varsity
    -Track & Field - Varsity

    Volunteering/Work
    Volunteer Work
    -Volunteering at Senior Center - 100 Hours
    -Church Acolyte Guild - 72 Hours
    -Church Youth Group - 36 Hours
    -30-Hour Famine Fundraiser - 60 Hours
    -Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative - 3 Hours
    -Swim for Brain Aneurysm Awareness - 3 Hours

    Total Hours - 264
    Estimated Hours by Senior Year - 350


    Work
    -Boys and Girls Club Counselor

    Honors and Awards
    -Award of Excellence (for Winning Silver Medal for Newspaper from Columbia Scholastic Press Association)
    -Scholar-Athlete Award
    -Honor Roll
    -Division Champions - Cross Country
    -County Champions - Cross Country
    -Varsity Letter Winner
    -Triple Award (for Participation in 3 Varsity Sports)

    I will most likely be applying either ED or EA (if that helps).
  • SabsterSabster Posts: 424Registered User Member
    There's no "minimum" score for any college; acceptance depends on much more than numbers and tests. However, your stats look good for American, so I wouldn't worry much.
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