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The Best Colleges for a 30 on the ACT


What colleges can I get into with an ACT score of 30?

With a 30 on the ACT, these are the colleges you should have a chance to get into.

CollegeSimply analyzed the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges and found 405 schools where a 30 places you within or slightly outside the middle fifty percent of admitted students. The colleges are ranked by their position on our best colleges ranking and thus represent the better schools you may be able to get into and those which have historically accepted a 30.

Is a 30 on the ACT a good score? Yes, it's very good. It places you in approximately the 95th percentile nationally for all students who took the ACT.

For comparison purposes, a 30 on the ACT converts to a 1400 on the SAT based on College Board concordance for the new SAT. Not all colleges report both SAT and ACT score admission data so you should check our comparable listings for both standardized tests to find academically similar schools.

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College ACT 25th ACT 75th Chance with 30
Alabama Colleges with a 30 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 30
The University of Alabama
26 ACT Average
22 31 Avg + 65%  Chance
Birmingham Southern College
26 ACT Average
23 29 Good 70%  Chance
Spring Hill College
24 ACT Average
22 27 Good 71%  Chance
University of Alabama at Birmingham
25 ACT Average
22 28 Good 78%  Chance
Auburn University
27 ACT Average
24 30 Avg + 86%  Chance
Samford University
26 ACT Average
23 29 Good 96%  Chance
University of Alabama at Huntsville
27 ACT Average
24 30 Avg + 88%  Chance

Arizona Colleges with a 30 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 30
Arizona State University
26 ACT Average
23 28 Good 93%  Chance
Prescott College
23 ACT Average
19 27 Good 86%  Chance

Arkansas Colleges with a 30 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 30
University of Arkansas
26 ACT Average
23 28 Good 81%  Chance
John Brown University
27 ACT Average
24 30 Avg + 83%  Chance
Ouachita Baptist University
24 ACT Average
21 28 Good 84%  Chance
Hendrix College
28 ACT Average
25 32 Avg + 86%  Chance
Lyon College
24 ACT Average
22 27 Good 84%  Chance
Harding University
25 ACT Average
22 28 Good 99%  Chance

California Colleges with a 30 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 30
Pomona College
32 ACT Average
30 34 Reach 6%  Chance
Stanford University
33 ACT Average
31 35 Reach 2%  Chance
University of California Berkeley
32 ACT Average
30 34 Reach 11%  Chance
University of California Los Angeles
30 ACT Average
28 33 Avg - 17%  Chance
Claremont McKenna College
31 ACT Average
29 33 Avg - 9%  Chance
University of Southern California
32 ACT Average
30 33 Reach 13%  Chance
University of California San Diego
30 ACT Average
28 33 Avg - 34%  Chance
University of California Davis
28 ACT Average
25 31 Avg + 47%  Chance
University of California Santa Barbara
28 ACT Average
26 31 Avg + 43%  Chance
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
28 ACT Average
26 31 Avg + 41%  Chance
University of California Irvine
26 ACT Average
24 29 Good 60%  Chance
Occidental College
30 ACT Average
28 31 Avg + 54%  Chance
Pepperdine University
28 ACT Average
25 30 Avg + 54%  Chance
Santa Clara University
30 ACT Average
27 32 Avg + 54%  Chance
Soka University of America
27 ACT Average
24 30 Avg + 59%  Chance
Chapman University
28 ACT Average
25 30 Avg + 64%  Chance
University of California Santa Cruz
28 ACT Average
25 30 Avg + 65%  Chance
Loyola Marymount University
28 ACT Average
25 30 Avg + 66%  Chance
San Diego State University
25 ACT Average
22 28 Good 56%  Chance
University of San Diego
28 ACT Average
26 30 Avg + 65%  Chance
University of California Riverside
26 ACT Average
23 28 Good 79%  Chance
University of the Pacific
26 ACT Average
22 29 Good 80%  Chance
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
24 ACT Average
20 27 Good 65%  Chance
University of San Francisco
26 ACT Average
24 28 Good 84%  Chance
University of Redlands
25 ACT Average
22 28 Good 84%  Chance
Thomas Aquinas College
30 ACT Average
28 31 Avg + 81%  Chance
Biola University
24 ACT Average
21 28 Good 85%  Chance
California Lutheran University
24 ACT Average
22 27 Good 85%  Chance
Point Loma Nazarene University
26 ACT Average
23 28 Good 88%  Chance
Westmont College
26 ACT Average
23 29 Good 90%  Chance
Southern California Institute of Architecture
26 ACT Average
24 29 Good 86%  Chance
Azusa Pacific University
24 ACT Average
21 27 Good 92%  Chance
The Master's College and Seminary
24 ACT Average
21 27 Good 98%  Chance
King's University
24 ACT Average
20 29 Good 95%  Chance
Saint Marys College of California
24 ACT Average
22 27 Good 99%  Chance