Colleges for a 29 on the ACT

What colleges accept a 29 ACT score?

29 ACT Score, 91% Percentile

These colleges are a good match for you

If you've achieved a score of 29 on your ACTs, this places you squarely within the average range for accepted students at 331 U.S. colleges. This list features popular colleges where your application will likely be competitive, given their historical acceptance of students with a 29 ACT score. However, it's crucial to remember that a good ACT score is not the sole criterion for admission. In fact, may colleges are now test optional. It's equally significant to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) that aligns with the college's expectations for incoming students. The creation of this list is rooted in a comprehensive analysis of ACT scores from students admitted to all U.S. colleges

Is a 29 ACT good?

Yes, a score of 29 is very good. It situates you in the top 91st percentile on the national scale, outperforming the majority of the 2 million ACT test takers. This score signifies your significantly above average performance in answering questions in the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the exam. The ACT is scored out of a maximum of 36 and a minimum of 1, meaning your 29 score represents 81% of the total possible points. If a 29 does not meet the requirements of your preferred college, you might want to consider enrolling in a test prep course to potentially enhance your score.

Demographic comparisons for a 29

Let's examine how a 29 ACT score stacks up to the national averages across various demographic groups

Gender

  • Male: A 29 is 8.7 points (43%) higher than the average male ACT score of 20.3
  • Female: A 29 is 8.4 points (41%) higher than the average female ACT score of 20.6

Race/ethnicity

  • White: A 29 is 7.3 points (34%) higher than the average white ACT score of 21.7
  • Black: A 29 is 12.7 points (78%) higher than the average black ACT score of 16.3
  • Hispanic: A 29 is 10.7 points (58%) higher than the average Hispanic ACT score of 18.3
  • Asian: A 29 is 4.1 points (16%) higher than the average Asian ACT score of 24.9
  • Pacific Islander: A 29 is 11.8 points (69%) higher than the average Pacific Islander ACT score of 17.2
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: A 29 is 12.1 points (72%) higher than the average American Indian/Alaska Native ACT score of 16.9
  • Two or more races: A 29 is 8.4 points (41%) higher than the average two or more races ACT score of 20.6

All groups

  • All Students: A 29 is 8.7 points higher than the average ACT score for all students of 20.3

What is the SAT equivalent to a 29 ACT score?

A 29 on the ACT translates to a 1340 on the SAT according to the concordance provided by the College Board and ACT. It's important to note that not all colleges disclose admission data for both the SAT and ACT. As such, we recommend checking our listings for each test to identify schools with similar academic profiles.

What percentile is a 29 ACT score?

Scoring a 29 on the ACT places you in the 91st percentile nationwide. This implies that your performance surpassed 91% of all test takers. To put this in perspective, about 2 million students sit for the ACT each year. Thus, with your score, you've outperformed about 1,820,000 students placing you ahead of the majority with only 180,000 test takers achieving a higher score.

What are the best colleges can I get into with a 29?

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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List of 29 ACT Colleges

Displaying 331 colleges where your 29 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 1,092 target schools (good chance), 183 reach (harder) schools and 3,486 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL

University of Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

 

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 55,211enrollment
  • $11,740net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1490SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance19%

Applications Due Mar 1

The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,384enrollment
  • $17,434net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1500SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance31%

Applications Due Dec 1

University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA

University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

32 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in America

  • 46,430enrollment
  • $16,999net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance5%

Applications Due Nov 30

Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

28 Average ACT Composite

 

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 44,161enrollment
  • $14,003net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1370SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.7Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance30%

Applications Due Mar 1

Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC

Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 28,466enrollment
  • $24,577net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1410SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance35%

Applications Due May 1

University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA

University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

 

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 40,607enrollment
  • $17,180net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance43%

Applications Due Jan 1

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA

Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

11 reviews

28 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 50,028enrollment
  • $26,747net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance61%

Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#3 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 38,170enrollment
  • $19,301net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1430SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance57%

Applications Due Jan 15

Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

28 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 50,023enrollment
  • $22,803net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance90%

The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

27 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#3 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,644enrollment
  • $20,592net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1410SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance85%

Applications Due May 1

University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL

University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

27 Average ACT Composite

 

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 68,346enrollment
  • $13,108net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1360SAT range
  • 25-29ACT range
  • 3.64Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance57%

Applications Due May 1

San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA

San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

25 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 37,402enrollment
  • $13,017net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance57%

Applications Due Nov 30

Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL

Auburn University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

27 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 31,764enrollment
  • $25,271net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1380SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance55%

Applications Due Feb 1

Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH

Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 60,540enrollment
  • $19,582net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1480SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance42%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA

University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 35,937enrollment
  • $14,033net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance21%

Applications Due Nov 30

Baylor University
B
Waco, TX

Baylor University

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#5 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 20,709enrollment
  • $45,988net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.74Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance40%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin Madison

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#17 Best Public Universities in America

  • 48,956enrollment
  • $13,376net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1510SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance49%

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA

University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,319enrollment
  • $10,603net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance43%

Applications Due Nov 16

FAQs

Is a 29 a good ACT score?

Yes, a score of 29 is very good. The score puts you in the top 91st percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 29 ACT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 29 ACT score?

University of Florida, The University of Texas at Austin and University of California Los Angeles are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 29 ACT score.

What percentile is 29 on the ACT?

A 29 ranks in the top 91st percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

What is the equivalent SAT score to a 29 ACT?

A 29 converts to a 1340 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1340 SAT score.