Eastern Colleges for a 29 on the ACT

What Eastern colleges accept a 29 ACT score?

These Eastern 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 128 Eastern 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 Eastern 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 128 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 381 target schools (good chance), 81 reach (harder) schools and 480 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA

Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

11 reviews

28 Average ACT Score

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%

Syracuse University
S
Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#19 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 22,698enrollment
  • $43,651net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance44%

Applications Due Jan 1

Stony Brook University
S
Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

31 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#25 Best Public Universities in America

  • 25,710enrollment
  • $17,213net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1500SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 3.94Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance39%

Applications Due Jan 15

SUNY at Binghamton
B
Vestal, NY

SUNY at Binghamton

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

31 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#23 Best Public Universities in America

  • 18,312enrollment
  • $19,535net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance30%

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Massachusetts Amherst
M
Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

31 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 32,229enrollment
  • $22,291net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance48%

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

31 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 33,767enrollment
  • $24,286net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1470SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance34%

SUNY at Albany
A
Albany, NY

SUNY at Albany

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

26 Average ACT Score

 

#7 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 16,658enrollment
  • $17,714net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1320SAT range
  • 22-31ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance77%

Applications Due Feb 1

Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

30 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#20 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,637enrollment
  • $17,535net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated Avg GPA
Your 29 ACT
Admission Chance60%

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

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 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%

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%

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

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

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%

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