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 competitive chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Eastern colleges, we've found 61 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.

61 results found

List of 30 ACT Colleges

Displaying 61 target colleges 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 24 reach (harder) schools and 240 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

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

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

27 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,346net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance71%
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New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

31 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $36,256net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance17%
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

31 Average ACT

#10 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 34,657enrollment
  • $33,728net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance17%
Villanova University
V
Villanova, PA
Villanova University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

31 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 11,030enrollment
  • $35,491net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1470SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance22%
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Syracuse University
S
Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

27 Average ACT

#15 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 22,803enrollment
  • $35,306net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1370SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance65%
Stony Brook University
S
Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

28 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 26,256enrollment
  • $14,330net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1420SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance53%
SUNY at Binghamton
B
Vestal, NY
SUNY at Binghamton

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#17 Best Public Universities in America

  • 17,768enrollment
  • $16,775net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1440SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance40%
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University of Massachusetts Amherst
M
Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

28 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 30,593enrollment
  • $21,281net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance70%
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 28,673enrollment
  • $22,848net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1430SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance59%
SUNY at Albany
A
Albany, NY
SUNY at Albany

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

24 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 17,944enrollment
  • $16,100net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1260SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance79%
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Fordham University
F
Bronx, NY
Fordham University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

30 Average ACT

#13 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 16,515enrollment
  • $38,503net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance46%
Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

28 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,016net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance68%
Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

28 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,016net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance68%
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Drexel University
D
Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

27 Average ACT

#19 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 24,634enrollment
  • $40,977net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1380SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance86%
University at Buffalo
U
Buffalo, NY
University at Buffalo

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

26 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 31,503enrollment
  • $16,120net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1330SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance75%
Bucknell University
B
Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#8 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,668enrollment
  • $37,817net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance33%
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University of Connecticut
C
Storrs, CT
University of Connecticut

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

28 Average ACT

#19 Best Public Universities in America

  • 27,412enrollment
  • $18,699net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1420SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance59%
Rhode Island School of Design
R
Providence, RI
Rhode Island School of Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

29 Average ACT

#2 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 2,467enrollment
  • $39,777net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance27%