Texas Colleges for a 27 on the ACT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Texas colleges, we've found 16 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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16 results

List of 27 ACT Colleges

Displaying 16 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 57 target schools (good chance), 6 reach (harder) schools and 168 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

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%
Baylor University
B
Waco, TX
Baylor University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

29 Average ACT

#5 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 17,217enrollment
  • $38,372net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance36%
Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

28 Average ACT

#21 Best Public Universities in America

  • 68,679enrollment
  • $19,237net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance53%
Texas Tech University
T
Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

24 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 38,209enrollment
  • $16,463net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.49*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance81%
University of Houston
H
Houston, TX
University of Houston

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

24 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 46,324enrollment
  • $13,212net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1310SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.54*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance78%
University of North Texas
N
Denton, TX
University of North Texas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

24 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 38,241enrollment
  • $14,020net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance83%
The University of Texas at Dallas
T
Richardson, TX
The University of Texas at Dallas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#2 Best Value Colleges in Texas

  • 28,755enrollment
  • $10,455net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1460SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance74%
Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

28 Average ACT

#4 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 10,918enrollment
  • $37,509net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance43%
The University of Texas at Arlington
T
Arlington, TX
The University of Texas at Arlington

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

23 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 47,899enrollment
  • $14,445net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.43*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance90%
University of Dallas
D
Irving, TX
University of Dallas

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

27 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 2,542enrollment
  • $26,761net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1360SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance45%
Abilene Christian University
A
Abilene, TX
Abilene Christian University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

24 Average ACT

#13 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 5,204enrollment
  • $27,883net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1015-1230SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance71%
Austin College
A
Sherman, TX
Austin College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

26 Average ACT

#8 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,299enrollment
  • $23,824net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance56%
Southwestern University
S
Georgetown, TX
Southwestern University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

26 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 1,434enrollment
  • $27,757net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.6*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance53%
Saint Edward's University
S
Austin, TX
Saint Edward's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

25 Average ACT

#11 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 4,301enrollment
  • $28,214net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1245SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.53*Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance91%
The University of Texas at Tyler
T
Tyler, TX
 
The University of Texas at Tyler

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

24 Average ACT

#6 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 10,206enrollment
  • $7,389net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance89%
LeTourneau University
L
Longview, TX
LeTourneau University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#9 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 3,175enrollment
  • $24,609net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Your 27 ACT
Admission Chance53%