The Best Washington Colleges for a 27 on the ACT

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

With a 27 on the ACT, these are the Washington colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Washington colleges, we've found 9 schools where a 27 ACT places you within or slightly outside the middle fifty percent of admitted students. The colleges are ranked by their position on our best colleges ranking. They represent the better schools you have a competitive chance of getting into 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 on the ACT a good 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 students taking the ACT entrance exam this year. 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.

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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Displaying 9 target schools where your 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 0 reach schools and 19 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1230/1450
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.74
    • Students: 1,475
    • Tuition:$52,764
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 27 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 40%
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    Whitman College

    • SAT Range 1220/1460
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.75
    • Students: 47,400
    • Tuition:$11,207
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 27 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 49%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 39%
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    University of Washington Seattle Campus

    • SAT Range 1190/1350
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.73
    • Students: 7,563
    • Tuition:$43,210
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 27 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 66%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 66%
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    Gonzaga University

    • SAT Range 1130/1320
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.58
    • Students: 7,291
    • Tuition:$44,610
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 27 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
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    Seattle University

    • SAT Range 1080/1280
    • ACT Range 22/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.42
    • Students: 16,121
    • Tuition:$8,126
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 27 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 88%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 91%
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    Western Washington University

    • SAT Range 1090/1290
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.74
    • Students: 2,776
    • Tuition:$43,640
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 27 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 91%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 94%
    • SAT Range 1070/1270
    • ACT Range 20/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 3,207
    • Tuition:$42,436
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 27 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 80%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 86%
    • SAT Range 920/1210
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.53
    • Students: 1,854
    • Tuition:$28,035
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 27 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 51%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 66%
    • SAT Range 1030/1240
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.55
    • Students: 3,688
    • Tuition:$42,939
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 27 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 90%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 94%
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    Seattle Pacific University