Why ACT?

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About ACT, Inc.

The ACT® test is the leading university admission test for students planning to continue their education in the United States. The test is accepted by all US universities and hundreds of international universities for admissions purposes.

The ACT is based on what students learn in the classroom, using input from educators. It conta

ACT is an internationally trusted and respected leader in measuring students’ readiness for university and career success. Since 1959, ACT has led the way in providing high-quality assessments and readiness tools. More than 2 million students took the ACT test in 2017, but the test is only one aspect of our work. We offer an integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights throughout people’s lives.

Our mission: Helping People Achieve Education and Workplace Success.

Facts about ACT:

  • Founded in 1959
  • More than 2 million students took the ACT test in 2017
  • Serving young and adult learners in more than 130 countries
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