The Best Midwestern Colleges for a 30 on the ACT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Midwestern colleges, we've found 56 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 56 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 5 reach schools and 346 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1370/1530
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.89*
    • Students: 1,716
    • Tuition:$52,392
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 16%
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    Grinnell College

    • SAT Range 1330/1510
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.82
    • Students: 46,716
    • Tuition:$15,262
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 23%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 15%
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    University of Michigan

    • SAT Range 1350/1520
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.86*
    • Students: 11,890
    • Tuition:$49,042
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 19%
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    Case Western Reserve University

    • SAT Range 1280/1470
    • ACT Range 29/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.9
    • Students: 1,730
    • Tuition:$55,930
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 36%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 30%
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    Kenyon College

    • SAT Range 1310/1500
    • ACT Range 29/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.81*
    • Students: 2,174
    • Tuition:$54,344
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%
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    Macalester College

    • SAT Range 1280/1490
    • ACT Range 29/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.57
    • Students: 2,812
    • Tuition:$55,052
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 36%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 36%
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    Oberlin College

    • SAT Range 1210/1380
    • ACT Range 28/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 2,394
    • Tuition:$51,960
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 34%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 42%
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    Denison University

    • SAT Range 1190/1410
    • ACT Range 25/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.62
    • Students: 3,048
    • Tuition:$47,840
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 58%
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    St Olaf College

    • SAT Range 1280/1450
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.84
    • Students: 43,463
    • Tuition:$10,555
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
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    University of Wisconsin Madison

    • SAT Range 1240/1450
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.76*
    • Students: 61,170
    • Tuition:$10,726
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
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    Ohio State University