Colleges for a 27 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 27?

With a 27 on the ACT, these colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 383 schools where submitting a 27 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students' average ACT scores. They represent the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 27 ACT score. You can view your reach schools and safety schools by using the admission chance filter. Keep in mind, an ACT score alone won't get you admitted. It's equally important to have the GPA that the college is expecting for incoming students.

Is a 27 a good ACT score?

Yes, you have a lot of opportunities at very good schools with a score of 27. It places you in the top 85th percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a significantly above above average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test. If a 27 isn't strong enough to get into your dream school, consider taking a test prep course to see if you can raise your score.

What is the SAT equivalent to a 27 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 27 on the ACT converts to a 1280 on the SAT based on the College Board / ACT concordance. 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.

What colleges can I get into?

Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in this test score range. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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355 results found

List of 27 ACT Colleges

Displaying 355 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 960 target schools (good chance), 102 reach (harder) schools and 1,894 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

28 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,449net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance66%
George Mason University
G
Fairfax, VA
George Mason University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

27 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 37,316enrollment
  • $20,157net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance87%
James Madison University
J
Harrisonburg, VA
James Madison University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

25 Average ACT

#6 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 21,751enrollment
  • $18,708net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1290SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.57*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance84%
Virginia Commonwealth University
V
Richmond, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

24 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 30,697enrollment
  • $20,968net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance91%
Liberty University
L
Lynchburg, VA
Liberty University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

24 Average ACT

#13 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 79,152enrollment
  • $28,181net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance62%
Christopher Newport University
C
Newport News, VA
Christopher Newport University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

24 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,957enrollment
  • $25,443net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1280SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance83%
Virginia Military Institute
V
Lexington, VA
Virginia Military Institute

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

24 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 1,685enrollment
  • $13,428net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance70%
Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

10 reviews

26 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $24,724net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1310SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance79%
Howard University
H
Washington, DC
Howard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

24 Average ACT

#2 Best Value Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 9,139enrollment
  • $21,428net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1280SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.54*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance52%
University of Delaware
D
Newark, DE
University of Delaware

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

27 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Delaware

  • 24,120enrollment
  • $17,539net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance71%
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $15,502net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance22%
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

28 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $12,568net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1340SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance30%
Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

29 Average ACT

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $21,482net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance41%
Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Arizona

  • 51,585enrollment
  • $14,081net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1360SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance90%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 38,652enrollment
  • $15,961net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance35%
Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

26 Average ACT

#2 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 50,351enrollment
  • $16,579net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance75%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

27 Average ACT

#2 Best Value Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $20,623net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1340SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance83%
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

27 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $11,617net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance44%

FAQs

Is a 27 a good ACT score?

Yes, you have a lot of opportunities at very good schools with a score of 27. The score puts you in the top 85th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 27 ACT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 27 ACT score?

Virginia Tech, George Mason University and James Madison University are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 27 ACT score.

What percentile is 27 on the ACT?

A 27 ranks in the top 85th percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

What is the equivalent SAT score to a 27 ACT?

A 27 converts to a 1280 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1280 SAT score.