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Do you remember what score you got on the ACT?

Response Percent Votes
59% 432
24% 177
I didn’t take it
16% 120
Total 729


Ryan Wood 7 years, 10 months ago

26...and it got me in trouble because my grades were just OK in high school. Oops!

mr_right_wing 7 years, 10 months ago

The SAT is more widely accepted. The ACT seems to be more of a mid-west thing.

CreatureComforts 7 years, 10 months ago

I grew up in Boston and never took the SAT...I have friends that ended up at Harvard and MIT on ACT scores, having also never taken the SAT...

slowplay 7 years, 10 months ago

The majority of colleges in the U.S., particularly those on the East and West Coasts, still require an SAT score as part of the application. But depending on the schools to which you are applying, you may have a choice between the ACT and the SAT

  1. Find out whether the colleges to which you are applying require one test rather than the other.
  2. If it doesn’t matter which test you take, decide which test is better suited to your skills (i.e., the test on which you’ll score better).

average 7 years, 10 months ago

Took 'em both several times. I may have been a truly slacker student, but the tests were always good for an ego boost. And, yes, I do remember my scores.

PapaB 7 years, 10 months ago

I got a 17, the first time - when I took it in 7th grade.

The interesting part is that I have an aunt who found out I took it as part of a gifted program and asked what score I got. I said 17 and she looked shocked and said "That's the score I got when I was a Senior in high school". Everyone got real quiet.

Pete Kennamore 7 years, 10 months ago

I graduated high school a year early so a couple of friends that were also graduating and I took a road trip to a local community college to take the ACT. Along the way, we enjoyed significant quantities of a "herbal enhancement". So we took the test in a VERY relaxed and happy state of mind. Now I'm not saying this influenced my score one way or the other but you never know.

Pete Kennamore 7 years, 10 months ago

I forgot to include that I also took the test in the early 1970's

1029 7 years, 10 months ago

  1. I probably would have done better if I had remembered to bring a calculator, because it would have saved me some time and I wouldn't have left so many questions unanswered. It probably also didn't help that I was terribly hungover and had gotten only a few hours of sleep. I wanted water so bad that morning. Painful experience.

Pete Kennamore 7 years, 10 months ago

I had no calculator when I took the test. Heck almost no one had a calculator in 1972. My folks gave me one as a graduation present. It was a TI SR71 (I think). The thing could add, subtract, multiply, divide and do exponentials. They called this a 'scientific' calculator and it cost nearly $300 (1972 $).

Mike Hatch 7 years, 10 months ago

I don't remember which one I took. Just vaguely remember going to the LHS cafeteria one Saturday to take it and that I did "OK" on it.

puddleglum 7 years, 10 months ago

I scored 27, but I was only into punk rock, heavy metal, loose chix, and fast cars ... I lost my bid to pepperdine because of that. crap.

Larry Bauerle Jr. 7 years, 10 months ago

  1. Would have been higher, but I'm not the brightest star in the galaxy.

Daniel Speicher 7 years, 10 months ago

23... Somewhat disappointed in that even to this day.

--Danny Speicher

ontheroadfitness 7 years, 10 months ago

30... but this was back in 1995. The test is probably a bit different now!

Cait McKnelly 7 years, 10 months ago

36 is the highest you can score. If you got a 36 you should have had a full ride scholarship somewhere. If you didn't get one, we're not the suckers.

blindrabbit 7 years, 10 months ago

Still use my 1971 model of Bomar (Bowmar) Brain. Just adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides. I think this was just before the original TI and is thought by many to be the first hand held, battery operated calculating device.

Cait McKnelly 7 years, 10 months ago

I graduated from HS in 1971 w/ honors but due to bearing a child didn't take the ACT until 1975. I scored a 34.

independant1 7 years, 10 months ago

Graduated early, 1969, why I'll never know. My score is same as my age when I finally stopped wetting the bed, 18.

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