Yes, an 26 is a solid ACT score! It is six points higher than the average ACT which is 20. It's 10 points below a ACT perfect score.
Whether an ACT score is good for you depends on where you want to go to college. Ivy leagues and top colleges usually look for an ACT range between 32-36. Other highly-selective schools have an average ACT range of 27-31. Some less-selective colleges look for applicants with ACT scores in the range of 25-29.
Students who score a composite score of 26 on the ACT have a national rank of 82.
ACT national rank is the number of students who scored higher or lower than a certain score. Students who earned an 26 on the ACT test scored better than 82 percent of all students who took the exam - or 4 out of 5 test takers!
Eighteen percent of test-takers scored lower than a 26.
Preparing for the ACT can turn a solid ACT score into 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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