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.

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
O
Norman, OK

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

26 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Oklahoma

  • 28,308enrollment
  • $22,601net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due Feb 1

Virginia Commonwealth University
V
Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

26 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#9 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 28,082enrollment
  • $21,294net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1290SAT range
  • 22-30ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance94%

Applications Due Jan 18

Rhode Island School of Design
R
Providence, RI

Rhode Island School of Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

31 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#2 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 2,620enrollment
  • $39,800net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1525SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.71Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance10%

Applications Due Feb 1

Belmont University
B
Nashville, TN

Belmont University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

27 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#6 Best Private Colleges in Tennessee

  • 8,910enrollment
  • $36,225net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1340SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance97%

Applications Due Jul 1

University of Denver
D
Denver, CO

University of Denver

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

30 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#2 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 13,734enrollment
  • $42,423net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance72%

Applications Due Jan 15

Mississippi State University
M
Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

25 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#2 Best Value Colleges in Mississippi

  • 22,649enrollment
  • $15,364net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance85%

Applications Due Aug 1

American University
A
Washington, DC

American University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

30 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#3 Best Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 13,885enrollment
  • $41,369net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1430SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.7Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance31%

Applications Due Jan 15

St John's University New York
S
Queens, NY

St John's University New York

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

26 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#40 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 19,663enrollment
  • $26,052net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance92%

University of Mississippi
M
University, MS

University of Mississippi

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

25 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Value in Mississippi

  • 22,300enrollment
  • $14,289net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance99%

Liberty University
L
Lynchburg, VA

Liberty University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

25 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#14 Best Private Colleges in Virginia

  • 96,709enrollment
  • $29,913net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance99%

University of California Santa Cruz
C
Santa Cruz, CA

University of California Santa Cruz

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

29 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#8 Best Public Universities in California

  • 19,478enrollment
  • $17,975net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance47%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Dayton
D
Dayton, OH

University of Dayton

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

27 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#7 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 11,674enrollment
  • $30,590net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1158-1363SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance81%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
N
Wilmington, NC

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

26 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#4 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 17,843enrollment
  • $18,709net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1370SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.56Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance83%

Applications Due Feb 1

Bentley University
B
Waltham, MA

Bentley University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

30 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#14 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,165enrollment
  • $44,233net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1258-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance50%

Applications Due Jan 15

Christopher Newport University
C
Newport News, VA

Christopher Newport University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

25 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#8 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,559enrollment
  • $23,287net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1290SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance92%

Applications Due Feb 1

Xavier University
X
Cincinnati, OH

Xavier University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

26 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#8 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 6,114enrollment
  • $31,619net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance91%

Butler University
B
Indianapolis, IN

Butler University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

27 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#5 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 5,525enrollment
  • $37,399net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Aug 1

Western Washington University
W
Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

27 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 14,747enrollment
  • $21,105net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance96%

Applications Due Jan 31

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.