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 are the colleges you have a competitive chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 511 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.


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511 results found

Displaying 511 target schools where your 27 ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted applicants. You have a competitive chance at being accepted but admission is not a sure thing. Hint: You also have 54 reach schools and 943 safety schools you can consider.

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL

Public 4 Year

39% acceptance rate

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $15,283net price
  • $6,381tuition
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.1Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance29%
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX

Public 4 Year

39% acceptance rate

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $14,356net price
  • $10,610tuition
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance27%
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL

Public 4 Year

37% acceptance rate

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $16,450net price
  • $5,656tuition
  • 1200-1350SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance31%
Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC

Public 4 Year

47% acceptance rate

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $18,757net price
  • $15,374tuition
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance37%
Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ

Public 4 Year

85% acceptance rate

  • 51,585enrollment
  • $12,947net price
  • $10,822tuition
  • 1130-1360SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance88%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA

Public 4 Year

49% acceptance rate

  • 38,652enrollment
  • $15,934net price
  • $11,830tuition
  • 1240-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance39%
Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA

Public 4 Year

56% acceptance rate

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,346net price
  • $18,454tuition
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance56%
Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA

Public 4 Year

65% acceptance rate

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,700net price
  • $13,620tuition
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance61%
Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI

Public 4 Year

78% acceptance rate

  • 50,351enrollment
  • $16,684net price
  • $14,460tuition
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance81%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL

Public 4 Year

59% acceptance rate

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $19,993net price
  • $10,780tuition
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance59%
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL

Public 4 Year

43% acceptance rate

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $15,341net price
  • $6,368tuition
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-29ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance43%
San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA

Public 4 Year

35% acceptance rate

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $13,363net price
  • $7,488tuition
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance43%
Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL

Public 4 Year

75% acceptance rate

  • 30,440enrollment
  • $22,613net price
  • $11,276tuition
  • 1150-1310SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance75%
Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH

Public 4 Year

52% acceptance rate

  • 61,170enrollment
  • $18,042net price
  • $10,726tuition
  • 1240-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.76*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance41%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA

Public 4 Year

29% acceptance rate

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $13,944net price
  • $13,700tuition
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance24%
Baylor University
B
Waco, TX

Private 4 Year

39% acceptance rate

  • 17,217enrollment
  • $37,745net price
  • $45,542tuition
  • 1190-1370SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance34%
University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI

Public 4 Year

52% acceptance rate

  • 43,463enrollment
  • $15,910net price
  • $10,555tuition
  • 1280-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance41%
University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA

Public 4 Year

49% acceptance rate

  • 47,400enrollment
  • $9,443net price
  • $11,207tuition
  • 1220-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Estimated Chance39%

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?

University of Florida, The University of Texas at Austin and Florida State 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.