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Embark on your journey to higher education with CollegeSimply's comprehensive college matching tool. Utilize our advanced search engine to discover the ideal college or university that fits your specific needs. Our tool provides access to over 3,500 profiles of U.S. colleges, enabling you to sort, categorize, map, and compare them based on various factors such as GPA, SAT and ACT scores, preferred major, geographical location, and even your chances of admission. Start navigating the landscape of educational opportunities to find schools that resonate with your unique profile.


451 results nationwide

Displaying 451 colleges where your 27 ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 479 target schools (good chance), 82 reach (harder) schools and 992 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

James Madison University
J
Harrisonburg, VA

James Madison University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 22,224enrollment
  • $18,274net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.57Estimated Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance81%

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Illinois at Chicago
I
Chicago, IL

University of Illinois at Chicago

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 33,747enrollment
  • $10,384net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1340SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Feb 1

SUNY at Albany
A
Albany, NY

SUNY at Albany

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 16,658enrollment
  • $17,714net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1320SAT range
  • 22-31ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance71%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of North Texas
N
Denton, TX

University of North Texas

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 44,767enrollment
  • $15,283net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1240SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.46Estimated Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance88%

Applications Due Aug 1

Grand Valley State University
G
Allendale, MI

Grand Valley State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 21,648enrollment
  • $17,105net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 960-1210SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance94%

Applications Due May 1

University of South Florida Main Campus
S
Tampa, FL

University of South Florida Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 49,600enrollment
  • $11,004net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1330SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.64Estimated Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance50%

Applications Due May 1

Elon University
E
Elon, NC

Elon University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 7,123enrollment
  • $41,527net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.65Estimated Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance74%

Applications Due Jan 10

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
C
San Luis Obispo, CA

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in California

  • 22,000enrollment
  • $19,184net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance22%

Applications Due Nov 30

Ball State University
B
Muncie, IN

Ball State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Indiana

  • 19,777enrollment
  • $12,615net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1260SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance79%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
N
Charlotte, NC

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 29,551enrollment
  • $13,951net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance89%

Applications Due Jun 1

The University of Texas at Dallas
T
Richardson, TX

The University of Texas at Dallas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 31,570enrollment
  • $13,555net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1430SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.78Estimated Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance83%

Applications Due May 1

Drexel University
D
Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 22,344enrollment
  • $39,267net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.67Estimated Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance71%

Applications Due Jan 15

Brigham Young University Provo
B
Provo, UT

Brigham Young University Provo

Private 4 Year

15 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Utah

  • 34,464enrollment
  • $13,521net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1468SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance55%

Applications Due Dec 16

University of Iowa
I
Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 30,015enrollment
  • $19,587net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1340SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance90%

Applications Due May 1

Old Dominion University
O
Norfolk, VA

Old Dominion University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 23,107enrollment
  • $16,098net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1250SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance98%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of California Riverside
C
Riverside, CA

University of California Riverside

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,809enrollment
  • $14,487net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1280SAT range
  • 22-31ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance72%

Applications Due Nov 30

Chapman University
C
Orange, CA

Chapman University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,014enrollment
  • $45,033net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1400SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance68%

Applications Due Jan 15

College of Charleston
C
Charleston, SC

College of Charleston

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 10,885enrollment
  • $21,120net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1300SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.94Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance76%

Applications Due Jan 15