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 177 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.


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159 results found

List of 30 ACT Colleges

Displaying 159 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 492 target schools (good chance), 104 reach (harder) schools and 2,444 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

10 reviews

26 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $24,724net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1310SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance85%
University of Maryland College Park
M
College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

31 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 41,200enrollment
  • $17,723net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1470SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 4.11Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance39%
University of Virginia Main Campus
V
Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

32 Average ACT

#25 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 24,639enrollment
  • $17,579net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.22Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance16%
University of Delaware
D
Newark, DE
University of Delaware

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

27 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Delaware

  • 24,120enrollment
  • $17,539net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance81%
George Mason University
G
Fairfax, VA
George Mason University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

27 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 37,316enrollment
  • $20,157net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance92%
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 28,673enrollment
  • $22,600net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance57%
University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

30 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $10,457net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1470SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.1Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance37%
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $15,502net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance32%
University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

32 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,537enrollment
  • $15,718net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
  • 4.29Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance9%
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

28 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $12,568net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1340SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance49%
Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

29 Average ACT

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $21,482net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance56%
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
  • $33,102net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 4.2Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance27%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 38,652enrollment
  • $15,961net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance50%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
N
Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

30 Average ACT

#12 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 30,011enrollment
  • $10,085net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance23%
Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

28 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,449net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance77%
New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

32 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $37,739net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance10%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

27 Average ACT

#2 Best Value Colleges in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $20,623net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1340SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance88%
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

27 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $11,617net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance60%

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?

Penn State Main Campus, University of Maryland College Park and University of Virginia Main Campus 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.