Colleges for a 30 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 30?

With a 30 on the ACT, these colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 172 schools where submitting a 30 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students' average ACT scores. They represent the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 30 ACT score. You can view your reach schools and safety schools by using the admission chance filter. Keep in mind, an ACT score alone won't get you admitted. It's equally important to have the GPA that the college is expecting for incoming students.

Is a 30 a good ACT score?

Yes, a score of 30 is excellent. It places you in the top 93rd percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a significantly above above average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test.

What is the SAT equivalent to a 30 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 30 on the ACT converts to a 1370 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 colleges can I get into?

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.

172 results found

List of 30 ACT Colleges

Displaying 172 colleges where your 30 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 510 target schools (good chance), 92 reach (harder) schools and 2,490 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

29 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $15,283net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.1Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance44%
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The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $14,356net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance39%
University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

32 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in America

  • 46,716enrollment
  • $16,408net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance15%
University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

32 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,537enrollment
  • $14,760net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.29Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance9%
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Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

28 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $16,450net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1350SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance50%
Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

29 Average ACT

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $18,757net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance52%
University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

32 Average ACT

#5 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 47,310enrollment
  • $32,892net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance8%
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University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

30 Average ACT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,331enrollment
  • $42,204net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1430SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 4.2Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance32%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 38,652enrollment
  • $15,934net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance54%
Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

27 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,346net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance71%
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
N
Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

31 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in America

  • 30,011enrollment
  • $11,100net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance19%
Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

28 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,700net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance73%
New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

31 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $36,256net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance17%
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The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

27 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $19,993net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance68%
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

31 Average ACT

#8 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 34,657enrollment
  • $33,728net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance17%
Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

27 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 30,440enrollment
  • $22,613net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1310SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance85%
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Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

29 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,170enrollment
  • $18,042net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.76*Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance57%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $13,944net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance32%

FAQs

Is a 30 a good ACT score?

Yes, a score of 30 is excellent. The score puts you in the top 93rd percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 30 ACT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 30 ACT score?

University of Florida, The University of Texas at Austin and University of Michigan are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 30 ACT score.

What percentile is 30 on the ACT?

A 30 ranks in the top 93rd percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

What is the equivalent SAT score to a 30 ACT?

A 30 converts to a 1370 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1370 SAT score.