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The Best Colleges for a 29 on the ACT


What colleges can I get into with an ACT score of 29?

With a 29 on the ACT, these are the colleges you should have a chance to get into.

CollegeSimply analyzed the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges and found 571 schools where a 29 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 and thus represent the better schools you may be able to get into and those which have historically accepted a 29.

Is a 29 on the ACT a good score? Yes, it's very good. It places you in the top 91st percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT this year.

For comparison purposes, a 29 on the ACT converts to a 1340 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

College ACT 25th ACT 75th Chance with 29
Dartmouth College
32 ACT Average
Hanover, New Hampshire
30 34 Reach 5%  Chance
Swarthmore College
32 ACT Average
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
30 34 Reach 6%  Chance
University of California Los Angeles
30 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
28 33 Avg - 15%  Chance
University of Southern California
32 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
30 33 Reach 9%  Chance
Georgetown University
32 ACT Average
Washington, District Of Columbia
30 34 Reach 8%  Chance
Colby College
32 ACT Average
Waterville, Maine
30 33 Reach 10%  Chance
Carleton College
32 ACT Average
Northfield, Minnesota
30 33 Reach 13%  Chance
Middlebury College
32 ACT Average
Middlebury, Vermont
30 33 Reach 9%  Chance
Emory University
32 ACT Average
Atlanta, Georgia
30 33 Reach 14%  Chance
Grinnell College
32 ACT Average
Grinnell, Iowa
30 33 Reach 11%  Chance
University of Michigan
31 ACT Average
Ann Arbor, Michigan
29 33 Reach 19%  Chance
Colgate University
32 ACT Average
Hamilton, New York
30 33 Reach 17%  Chance
Vassar College
32 ACT Average
Poughkeepsie, New York
30 33 Reach 15%  Chance
Davidson College
30 ACT Average
Davidson, North Carolina
28 33 Avg - 17%  Chance
University of Virginia Main Campus
31 ACT Average
Charlottesville, Virginia
29 33 Reach 20%  Chance
Washington and Lee University
32 ACT Average
Lexington, Virginia
30 33 Reach 13%  Chance
Boston College
32 ACT Average
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
30 33 Reach 18%  Chance
Brandeis University
31 ACT Average
Waltham, Massachusetts
29 33 Reach 22%  Chance
New York University
31 ACT Average
New York, New York
29 33 Reach 22%  Chance
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
30 ACT Average
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
28 33 Avg - 23%  Chance
Kenyon College
31 ACT Average
Gambier, Ohio
29 33 Reach 18%  Chance
Oberlin College
31 ACT Average
Oberlin, Ohio
29 33 Reach 19%  Chance
University of California San Diego
30 ACT Average
La Jolla, California
27 33 Avg - 32%  Chance
Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
32 ACT Average
Atlanta, Georgia
30 34 Reach 14%  Chance
Babson College
29 ACT Average
Wellesley, Massachusetts
27 31 Avg - 25%  Chance
Boston University
30 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
28 32 Avg - 24%  Chance
Macalester College
31 ACT Average
Saint Paul, Minnesota
29 33 Reach 26%  Chance
United States Military Academy
28 ACT Average
West Point, New York
26 31 Avg + 12%  Chance
Reed College
31 ACT Average
Portland, Oregon
29 33 Reach 21%  Chance
Bucknell University
30 ACT Average
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
28 32 Avg - 25%  Chance
Lehigh University
30 ACT Average
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
29 32 Reach 20%  Chance
College of William and Mary
30 ACT Average
Williamsburg, Virginia
28 33 Avg - 32%  Chance
Case Western Reserve University
32 ACT Average
Cleveland, Ohio
30 34 Reach 20%  Chance
Lafayette College
29 ACT Average
Easton, Pennsylvania
27 31 Avg - 28%  Chance
University of Richmond
30 ACT Average
University of Richmond, Virginia
29 32 Reach 25%  Chance
University of California Santa Barbara
30 ACT Average
Santa Barbara, California
27 32 Avg - 36%  Chance
American University
28 ACT Average
Washington, District Of Columbia
26 31 Avg + 30%  Chance
George Washington University
30 ACT Average
Washington, District Of Columbia
27 32 Avg - 40%  Chance
Stevens Institute of Technology
31 ACT Average
Hoboken, New Jersey
29 33 Reach 27%  Chance
Skidmore College
28 ACT Average
Saratoga Springs, New York
26 30 Avg + 35%  Chance
Rhode Island School of Design
27 ACT Average
Providence, Rhode Island
24 30 Avg + 42%  Chance
The University of Texas at Austin
29 ACT Average
Austin, Texas
26 32 Avg - 40%  Chance
Soka University of America
28 ACT Average
Aliso Viejo, California
26 30 Avg + 44%  Chance
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
28 ACT Average
San Luis Obispo, California
26 31 Avg + 34%  Chance
Pepperdine University
28 ACT Average
Malibu, California
26 31 Avg + 42%  Chance
University of Miami
30 ACT Average
Coral Gables, Florida
28 32 Avg - 32%  Chance
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
30 ACT Average
Troy, New York
28 32 Avg - 38%  Chance
Villanova University
31 ACT Average
Villanova, Pennsylvania
30 32 Low 21%  Chance
University of California Davis
28 ACT Average
Davis, California
25 31 Avg + 46%  Chance
University of California Irvine
27 ACT Average
Irvine, California
24 30 Avg + 50%  Chance