Midwestern Colleges for a 27 on the ACT

What Midwestern colleges accept a 27 ACT score?

With a 27 on the ACT, these Midwestern colleges are a good match for you

Based on 2021 freshman class ACT scores for all Midwestern colleges, here are 98 schools where submitting a 27 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students. This list represents the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 27 ACT score. 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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List of 27 ACT Colleges

Displaying 98 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 303 target schools (good chance), 18 reach (harder) schools and 750 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

26 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 49,695enrollment
  • $16,655net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance80%

Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

29 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,369enrollment
  • $18,884net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance58%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Madison

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#15 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,640enrollment
  • $14,030net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance44%

Applications Due Dec 15

Purdue University Main Campus
P
West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

29 Average ACT

#16 Best Public Universities in America

  • 46,655enrollment
  • $12,294net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance60%

Applications Due Mar 1

Miami University
M
Oxford, OH
Miami University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

27 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 18,880enrollment
  • $24,345net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1370SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance92%

Applications Due Feb 1

Indiana University Bloomington
I
Bloomington, IN
Indiana University Bloomington

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

27 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Indiana

  • 43,064enrollment
  • $13,191net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1350SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance80%

Applications Due Jan 1

Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA
Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

24 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 31,822enrollment
  • $16,105net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1310SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance93%

Applications Due Jul 1

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
I
Champaign, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

30 Average ACT

#20 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,679enrollment
  • $13,517net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1460SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance47%

University of Illinois at Chicago
I
Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

25 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 33,518enrollment
  • $12,614net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Iowa
I
Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 30,318enrollment
  • $17,452net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance88%

Applications Due Mar 1

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

28 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 52,017enrollment
  • $17,729net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1460SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance65%

Loyola University Chicago
L
Chicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

28 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 16,893enrollment
  • $37,731net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance66%

University of Cincinnati Main Campus
C
Cincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

26 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 40,826enrollment
  • $22,767net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance80%

Applications Due Aug 11

Wayne State University
W
Detroit, MI
Wayne State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

23 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 26,241enrollment
  • $14,993net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance82%

Applications Due May 1

University of Dayton
D
Dayton, OH
University of Dayton

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

26 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 11,650enrollment
  • $32,768net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due May 1

University of Michigan Dearborn
M
Dearborn, MI
University of Michigan Dearborn

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

25 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 8,783enrollment
  • $12,639net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1320SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance75%

Applications Due Aug 15

Xavier University
X
Cincinnati, OH
Xavier University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

25 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 7,061enrollment
  • $34,945net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.7Avg Weighted GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Feb 15

Oakland University
O
Rochester Hills, MI
Oakland University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

23 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 18,552enrollment
  • $14,674net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 980-1210SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance90%

Applications Due Aug 1