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The Best Colleges for a 30 on the ACT


What colleges can I get into with an ACT score of 30?

With a 30 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 460 schools where a 30 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 30.

Is a 30 on the ACT a good score? Yes, it's very good. It places you in the top 93rd percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT this year.

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 do these ratings mean?

College ACT 25th ACT 75th Chance with 30
Princeton University
33 ACT Average
Princeton, New Jersey
31 35 Reach 3%
Duke University
33 ACT Average
Durham, North Carolina
31 35 Reach 5%
Brown University
33 ACT Average
Providence, Rhode Island
31 35 Reach 4%
Pomona College
32 ACT Average
Claremont, California
30 34 Reach 5%
Williams College
33 ACT Average
Williamstown, Massachusetts
31 35 Reach 7%
Dartmouth College
32 ACT Average
Hanover, New Hampshire
30 34 Reach 6%
Columbia University in the City of New York
32 ACT Average
New York, New York
31 34 Reach 4%
Cornell University
32 ACT Average
Ithaca, New York
31 34 Reach 7%
Swarthmore College
32 ACT Average
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
31 34 Reach 6%
University of California Berkeley
32 ACT Average
Berkeley, California
30 34 Reach 11%
University of California Los Angeles
32 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
29 34 Avg - 13%
Claremont McKenna College
32 ACT Average
Claremont, California
30 34 Reach 6%
University of Southern California
32 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
30 34 Reach 10%
Georgetown University
32 ACT Average
Washington, District Of Columbia
30 34 Reach 10%
Tufts University
32 ACT Average
Medford, Massachusetts
31 34 Reach 8%
Carleton College
32 ACT Average
Northfield, Minnesota
31 34 Reach 12%
Haverford College
32 ACT Average
Haverford, Pennsylvania
31 34 Reach 11%
Middlebury College
32 ACT Average
Middlebury, Vermont
30 34 Reach 11%
Emory University
32 ACT Average
Atlanta, Georgia
30 33 Reach 17%
Grinnell College
32 ACT Average
Grinnell, Iowa
30 34 Reach 19%
Colby College
32 ACT Average
Waterville, Maine
31 33 Low 6%
Wellesley College
32 ACT Average
Wellesley, Massachusetts
30 33 Reach 17%
Barnard College
32 ACT Average
New York, New York
30 33 Reach 11%
Hamilton College
32 ACT Average
Clinton, New York
31 33 Low 10%
Davidson College
32 ACT Average
Davidson, North Carolina
30 33 Reach 15%
University of Virginia Main Campus
31 ACT Average
Charlottesville, Virginia
29 33 Avg - 22%
Washington and Lee University
32 ACT Average
Lexington, Virginia
31 33 Low 9%
Scripps College
31 ACT Average
Claremont, California
29 33 Avg - 27%
Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
32 ACT Average
Atlanta, Georgia
30 34 Reach 15%
Babson College
30 ACT Average
Wellesley, Massachusetts
27 32 Avg + 28%
Boston College
32 ACT Average
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
31 33 Low 14%
Boston University
30 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
29 32 Avg - 25%
University of Michigan
32 ACT Average
Ann Arbor, Michigan
30 33 Reach 21%
Colgate University
32 ACT Average
Hamilton, New York
31 33 Low 12%
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
31 ACT Average
New York, New York
28 34 Avg - 11%
New York University
31 ACT Average
New York, New York
29 33 Avg - 23%
Vassar College
32 ACT Average
Poughkeepsie, New York
30 33 Reach 18%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
30 ACT Average
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
28 33 Avg - 24%
University of California San Diego
30 ACT Average
La Jolla, California
27 33 Avg - 34%
Brandeis University
31 ACT Average
Waltham, Massachusetts
29 33 Avg - 28%
University of Rochester
31 ACT Average
Rochester, New York
29 33 Avg - 28%
Kenyon College
31 ACT Average
Gambier, Ohio
29 33 Avg - 28%
Oberlin College
30 ACT Average
Oberlin, Ohio
28 33 Avg - 34%
Bryn Mawr College
31 ACT Average
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
29 33 Avg - 32%
Lehigh University
30 ACT Average
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
29 32 Avg - 25%
Villanova University
32 ACT Average
Villanova, Pennsylvania
30 33 Reach 28%
College of William and Mary
31 ACT Average
Williamsburg, Virginia
29 33 Avg - 30%
University of California Irvine
28 ACT Average
Irvine, California
25 32 Avg + 44%
University of California Santa Barbara
30 ACT Average
Santa Barbara, California
28 33 Avg - 33%
Trinity College
30 ACT Average
Hartford, Connecticut
28 32 Avg - 34%