United States Private Colleges Ranked by Highest ACT Score

List of Private Colleges by ACT Score

List of Private Colleges by ACT Score

Below is a list of the 773 private colleges in the United States with the highest ACT Score for incoming freshmen. California Institute of Technology tops the list with an average ACT Score of 35. Alternatively, check out the SAT version of these rankings.

Data is reported for the 2017/18 academic year by the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics.

List of United States Private Colleges Ranked by Highest ACT Score
College Average ACT Score
C

Pasadena, CA

35
M

Cambridge, MA

35
H

Claremont, CA

34
Y

New Haven, CT

34
C

Chicago, IL

34
N

Evanston, IL

34
N

Notre Dame, IN

34
J

Baltimore, MD

34
H

Cambridge, MA

34
C

New York, NY

34
D

Durham, NC

34
C

Pittsburgh, PA

34
V

Nashville, TN

34
R

Houston, TX

34
O

Needham, MA

34
N

Boston, MA

33
W

Williamstown, MA

33
W

Saint Louis, MO

33
D

Hanover, NH

33
P

Princeton, NJ

33