Colleges for a 29 on the ACT

What colleges accept a 29 ACT score?

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.

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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.

Drexel University
D
Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#13 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 22,344enrollment
  • $39,267net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.67Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance80%

Applications Due Jan 15

Brigham Young University Provo
B
Provo, UT

Brigham Young University Provo

Private 4 Year

15 reviews

29 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Private Colleges in Utah

  • 34,464enrollment
  • $13,521net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1468SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance67%

Applications Due Dec 16

University of California Riverside
C
Riverside, CA

University of California Riverside

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

26 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#9 Best Public Universities in California

  • 26,809enrollment
  • $14,487net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1280SAT range
  • 22-31ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance77%

Applications Due Nov 30

Chapman University
C
Orange, CA

Chapman University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

28 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#10 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,014enrollment
  • $45,033net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1400SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance78%

Applications Due Jan 15

College of Charleston
C
Charleston, SC

College of Charleston

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

27 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#4 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 10,885enrollment
  • $21,120net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1300SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.94Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance83%

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M
Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 54,955enrollment
  • $16,018net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1500SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance75%

Applications Due Jan 1

Quinnipiac University
Q
Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

26 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#6 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 8,788enrollment
  • $39,051net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance92%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Utah
U
Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

25 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Utah

  • 34,734enrollment
  • $12,399net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1390SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance94%

Applications Due Apr 1

Loyola University Chicago
L
Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

29 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#6 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 16,899enrollment
  • $37,511net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1370SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance79%

University at Buffalo
U
Buffalo, NY

University at Buffalo

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

28 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#16 Best Public Universities in America

  • 32,099enrollment
  • $18,524net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1380SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance72%

Texas Christian University
T
Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

28 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#4 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 12,273enrollment
  • $44,190net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1360SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance62%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Cincinnati Main Campus
C
Cincinnati, OH

University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

26 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#3 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 41,155enrollment
  • $20,149net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance93%

Applications Due Mar 1

DePaul University
D
Chicago, IL

DePaul University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

27 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#8 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 20,917enrollment
  • $32,151net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1300SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance78%

Applications Due Feb 1

CUNY Hunter College
H
New York, NY

CUNY Hunter College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

28 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#10 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 22,970enrollment
  • $4,848net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1340SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance53%

Mercer University
M
Macon, GA

Mercer University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

28 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#2 Best Value Colleges in Georgia

  • 8,889enrollment
  • $22,087net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1360SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.98Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance80%

Applications Due Jul 1

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
W
West Chester, PA

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

26 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#3 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 17,275enrollment
  • $22,973net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1260SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance93%

University of Rhode Island
R
Kingston, RI

University of Rhode Island

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

27 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 17,473enrollment
  • $20,695net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Connecticut
C
Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

30 Average ACT Score

 

#12 Best Public Universities in America

  • 27,003enrollment
  • $23,985net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.74Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance49%

Applications Due Jan 15

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.