The Best Eastern Colleges for a 30 on the ACT

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

With a 30 on the ACT, these are the Eastern colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Eastern colleges, we've found 60 schools where a 30 ACT 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. They represent the better schools you have a competitive chance of getting into and those which have historically accepted a 30 ACT score. 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 on the ACT a good score?

Yes, a score of 30 is excellent. It places you in the top 93rd percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT entrance exam this year. 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.

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.

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Displaying 60 target schools where your 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 24 reach schools and 240 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1330/1520
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.86*
    • Students: 2,534
    • Tuition:$53,732
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 20%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 13%
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    Wellesley College

    • SAT Range 1310/1510
    • ACT Range 29/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 51,847
    • Tuition:$51,828
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 20%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 17%
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    New York University

    • SAT Range 1280/1500
    • ACT Range 29/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.87
    • Students: 5,800
    • Tuition:$55,395
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 31%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 26%
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    Brandeis University

    • SAT Range 1330/1500
    • ACT Range 30/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 34,657
    • Tuition:$53,948
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 22%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 17%
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    Boston University

    • SAT Range 1320/1500
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 11,817
    • Tuition:$53,909
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 19%
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    University of Rochester

    • SAT Range 1300/1470
    • ACT Range 30/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.86
    • Students: 11,030
    • Tuition:$53,308
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 22%
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    Villanova University

    • SAT Range 1270/1450
    • ACT Range 29/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.81*
    • Students: 6,849
    • Tuition:$52,930
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 22%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 18%
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    Lehigh University

    • SAT Range 1270/1450
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 3,357
    • Tuition:$51,104
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 24%
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    Babson College

    • SAT Range 1340/1520
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.82*
    • Students: 336
    • Tuition:$56,778
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 47%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 34%
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    Jewish Theological Seminary of America

    • SAT Range 1180/1440
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 2,467
    • Tuition:$50,960
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 27%
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    Rhode Island School of Design