Sometimes it seems like everyone you know has a 34 or higher on the ACT, while you studied for hours just trying to break 20. Although it may feel as though all your classmates are scoring high on the test, that's not the reality. The mean ACT score last year was 20.7, and if you scored higher than that, then you certainly beat the average. But if you didn't break 20 on the test, that doesn't mean your college admission hopes are down the tubes.

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