Considering taking the ACT? Use our infographic to keep track of everything you need to know about the test. Explore below and share with friends!
The ACT first emerged in the 1950s and is currently accepted by all U.S. colleges and universities for admissions. Over 2,000,000 students takes the ACT worldwide each year.
The ACT has four major sections (English, Math, Reading, and Science) with an optional Writing section. While many schools no longer require the Writing section, hundreds of colleges and universities “recommend” applicants to take it. Regardless if you take the Writing section or not, you’ll receive at least five scores on your score report. Students receive one score for each section (reported 1-36), one composite score (an average of the four section scores, reported 1-36), and writing scores if applicable.
From a basic overview of the ACT to a list of 10 highly competitive universities and their relevant admissions statistics, our infographic below covers the most important details and facts to keep in mind when prepping for the ACT. For a more detailed breakdown of the test, please visit our ACT resource page. Want even more ACT info? Check out our blogs on ACT test prep, pacing practice, and more!