An ACT score of 24 is four points above the average score of 20. The highest ACT score possible is a 36.
What's the national rank for a 24 ACT score?
A composite score of 24 on the ACT has a national rank of 74.
National rank is the percentage of students who scored lower than a certain ACT score. If you got a 24 on the ACT, you score higher than 74 percent of all students who took the exam. Only 26 percent of test-takers scored higher than a 24 - that's just one of every four!
Whether an ACT score is good for you depends on where you want to go to college. Some moderately selective schools look for students with ACT score between 24 and 29. The most-selective colleges admit students in the average ACT range of 32-36. Very selective colleges usually have an average ACT range of 27-31.
How do I improve my ACT score?
Preparing for the ACT can turn bring your up ACT score up significantly. Look at your scores in each section, or 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.
Some schools accept superscoring. Superscoring allows you to combine your best scores from each section into a new overall score. Focusing on areas of improvement is a good strategy to get the best overall score you can.
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