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 199 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1150/1330
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.51
    • Students: 10,871
    • Tuition:$45,700
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 74%
    • SAT Range 1100/1260
    • ACT Range 22/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 17,944
    • Tuition:$10,011
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 79%
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    SUNY at Albany

    • SAT Range 1250/1440
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 4,487
    • Tuition:$41,328
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 67%
    • SAT Range 1050/1280
    • ACT Range 22/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.56
    • Students: 1,955
    • Tuition:$37,400
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 75%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 84%
    • SAT Range 1190/1380
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.68*
    • Students: 11,423
    • Tuition:$17,338
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 77%
    • SAT Range 1170/1380
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 24,634
    • Tuition:$53,244
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 77%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 86%
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    Drexel University

    • SAT Range 1120/1310
    • ACT Range 24/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.63*
    • Students: 554
    • Tuition:$36,450
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 54%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 73%
    • SAT Range 1000/1180
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.26*
    • Students: 997
    • Tuition:$13,478
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 55%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 78%
    • SAT Range 1240/1420
    • ACT Range 25/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.79
    • Students: 1,071
    • Tuition:$0
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 19%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 24%
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    United States Coast Guard Academy

    • SAT Range 940/1170
    • ACT Range 18/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.26
    • Students: 1,596
    • Tuition:$39,216
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 79%