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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 430 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
Brown University
32 ACT Average
Providence, Rhode Island
31 34 Reach 5%  Chance
Stanford University
33 ACT Average
Stanford, California
31 35 Reach 2%  Chance
Pomona College
32 ACT Average
Claremont, California
31 34 Reach 5%  Chance
Amherst College
32 ACT Average
Amherst, Massachusetts
31 34 Reach 7%  Chance
Dartmouth College
32 ACT Average
Hanover, New Hampshire
30 34 Reach 7%  Chance
Cornell University
32 ACT Average
Ithaca, New York
31 34 Reach 7%  Chance
Duke University
32 ACT Average
Durham, North Carolina
31 34 Reach 6%  Chance
Swarthmore College
32 ACT Average
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
30 34 Reach 8%  Chance
University of California Berkeley
32 ACT Average
Berkeley, California
31 34 Reach 9%  Chance
University of California Los Angeles
30 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
28 33 Avg - 18%  Chance
Claremont McKenna College
32 ACT Average
Claremont, California
31 33 Low 3%  Chance
University of Southern California
32 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
30 33 Reach 13%  Chance
Georgetown University
32 ACT Average
Washington, District Of Columbia
30 34 Reach 11%  Chance
Colby College
32 ACT Average
Waterville, Maine
30 33 Reach 14%  Chance
Tufts University
32 ACT Average
Medford, Massachusetts
31 34 Reach 7%  Chance
Williams College
32 ACT Average
Williamstown, Massachusetts
31 34 Reach 10%  Chance
Carleton College
32 ACT Average
Northfield, Minnesota
30 33 Reach 17%  Chance
Haverford College
32 ACT Average
Haverford, Pennsylvania
31 34 Reach 12%  Chance
Middlebury College
32 ACT Average
Middlebury, Vermont
30 33 Reach 12%  Chance
Emory University
32 ACT Average
Atlanta, Georgia
30 33 Reach 19%  Chance
Grinnell College
32 ACT Average
Grinnell, Iowa
30 33 Reach 15%  Chance
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
31 ACT Average
Ann Arbor, Michigan
29 33 Avg - 24%  Chance
Colgate University
32 ACT Average
Hamilton, New York
30 33 Reach 22%  Chance
Hamilton College
32 ACT Average
Clinton, New York
31 33 Low 11%  Chance
Vassar College
32 ACT Average
Poughkeepsie, New York
30 33 Reach 21%  Chance
Davidson College
30 ACT Average
Davidson, North Carolina
28 33 Avg - 20%  Chance
Carnegie Mellon University
32 ACT Average
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
31 34 Reach 12%  Chance
University of Virginia Main Campus
31 ACT Average
Charlottesville, Virginia
29 33 Avg - 25%  Chance
Washington and Lee University
32 ACT Average
Lexington, Virginia
30 33 Reach 18%  Chance
Boston College
32 ACT Average
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
30 33 Reach 24%  Chance
Brandeis University
31 ACT Average
Waltham, Massachusetts
29 33 Avg - 27%  Chance
New York University
31 ACT Average
New York, New York
29 33 Avg - 27%  Chance
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
30 ACT Average
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
28 33 Avg - 27%  Chance
Kenyon College
31 ACT Average
Gambier, Ohio
29 33 Avg - 22%  Chance
Oberlin College
31 ACT Average
Oberlin, Ohio
29 33 Avg - 23%  Chance
University of California San Diego
30 ACT Average
La Jolla, California
27 33 Avg - 36%  Chance
Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
32 ACT Average
Atlanta, Georgia
30 34 Reach 17%  Chance
Babson College
29 ACT Average
Wellesley, Massachusetts
27 31 Avg + 30%  Chance
Boston University
30 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
28 32 Avg - 29%  Chance
Northeastern University
32 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
31 34 Reach 17%  Chance
Macalester College
31 ACT Average
Saint Paul, Minnesota
29 33 Avg - 31%  Chance
United States Military Academy
28 ACT Average
West Point, New York
26 31 Avg + 15%  Chance
Reed College
31 ACT Average
Portland, Oregon
29 33 Avg - 26%  Chance
Bucknell University
30 ACT Average
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
28 32 Avg - 30%  Chance
Lehigh University
30 ACT Average
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
29 32 Avg - 26%  Chance
College of William and Mary
30 ACT Average
Williamsburg, Virginia
28 33 Avg - 37%  Chance
Case Western Reserve University
32 ACT Average
Cleveland, Ohio
30 34 Reach 24%  Chance
Lafayette College
29 ACT Average
Easton, Pennsylvania
27 31 Avg + 34%  Chance
University of Richmond
30 ACT Average
University of Richmond, Virginia
29 32 Avg - 32%  Chance
University of California Santa Barbara
30 ACT Average
Santa Barbara, California
27 32 Avg + 41%  Chance