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 are the colleges you have a competitive chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 254 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.

254 results found

Displaying 254 target schools where your 30 ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted applicants. You have a competitive chance at being accepted but admission is not a sure thing. Hint: You also have 46 reach schools and 1,245 safety schools you can consider.

Trinity College
T
Hartford, CT
Trinity College

Private 4 Year

34% acceptance rate

  • 2,235enrollment
  • $28,594net price
  • $56,910tuition
  • 1300-1460SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance34%
Texas A & M University Commerce
T
Commerce, TX
Texas A & M University Commerce

Public 4 Year

34% acceptance rate

  • 12,411enrollment
  • $11,396net price
  • $8,748tuition
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.21*Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance75%
Cornell College
C
Mount Vernon, IA
Cornell College

Private 4 Year

61% acceptance rate

  • 1,028enrollment
  • $27,009net price
  • $42,299tuition
  • 1080-1320SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance74%
Whitman College
W
Walla Walla, WA
Whitman College

Private 4 Year

50% acceptance rate

  • 1,475enrollment
  • $38,144net price
  • $52,764tuition
  • 1230-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance55%
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
R
Terre Haute, IN
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

68% acceptance rate

  • 2,142enrollment
  • $41,536net price
  • $49,871tuition
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance68%
University of the Sciences
t
Philadelphia, PA
University of the Sciences

Private 4 Year

63% acceptance rate

  • 2,231enrollment
  • $33,444net price
  • $25,000tuition
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance78%
Vanguard University of Southern California
V
Costa Mesa, CA
 
Vanguard University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

40% acceptance rate

  • 2,169enrollment
  • $21,611net price
  • $33,720tuition
  • 950-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.13Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance80%
Maryland Institute College of Art
M
Baltimore, MD
Maryland Institute College of Art

Private 4 Year

64% acceptance rate

  • 2,178enrollment
  • $41,386net price
  • $48,630tuition
  • 1030-1290SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance79%
State University of New York at New Paltz
S
New Paltz, NY
State University of New York at New Paltz

Public 4 Year

41% acceptance rate

  • 7,608enrollment
  • $14,496net price
  • $8,254tuition
  • 1090-1270SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.57*Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance62%
Sarah Lawrence College
S
Bronxville, NY
Sarah Lawrence College

Private 4 Year

56% acceptance rate

  • 1,709enrollment
  • $39,371net price
  • $55,900tuition
  • 1240-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance61%
Milwaukee School of Engineering
M
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee School of Engineering

Private 4 Year

63% acceptance rate

  • 2,820enrollment
  • $23,793net price
  • $40,749tuition
  • 1190-1370SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance76%
Soka University of America
S
Aliso Viejo, CA
Soka University of America

Private 4 Year

39% acceptance rate

  • 442enrollment
  • $13,346net price
  • $33,146tuition
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance55%
Barton College
B
Wilson, NC
 
Barton College

Private 4 Year

40% acceptance rate

  • 1,059enrollment
  • $23,533net price
  • $30,880tuition
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance80%
Millsaps College
M
Jackson, MS
Millsaps College

Private 4 Year

59% acceptance rate

  • 865enrollment
  • $23,413net price
  • $39,910tuition
  • 1080-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance78%
Simmons University
S
Boston, MA
Simmons University

Private 4 Year

70% acceptance rate

  • 6,082enrollment
  • $29,690net price
  • $40,850tuition
  • 1130-1300SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance80%
University of Alabama at Huntsville
A
Huntsville, AL
University of Alabama at Huntsville

Public 4 Year

81% acceptance rate

  • 9,736enrollment
  • $14,766net price
  • $10,714tuition
  • 1010-1380SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance86%
Charleston Southern University
C
Charleston, SC
Charleston Southern University

Private 4 Year

52% acceptance rate

  • 3,414enrollment
  • $17,858net price
  • $25,540tuition
  • 1020-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.24*Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance79%
Allegheny College
A
Meadville, PA
Allegheny College

Private 4 Year

64% acceptance rate

  • 1,771enrollment
  • $25,415net price
  • $47,540tuition
  • 1120-1340SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Estimated Chance75%

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.