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 281 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

    • SAT Range 1270/1480
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.75*
    • Students: 50,734
    • Tuition:$14,760
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 52%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 62%
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    University of Minnesota Twin Cities

    • SAT Range 1200/1460
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.79*
    • Students: 49,702
    • Tuition:$15,094
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 62%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 66%
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    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

    • SAT Range 1130/1370
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 2,004
    • Tuition:$50,250
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 54%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 69%
    • SAT Range 1210/1450
    • ACT Range 27/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.7
    • Students: 1,463
    • Tuition:$47,475
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 62%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 68%
    • SAT Range 1270/1480
    • ACT Range 28/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.96
    • Students: 2,142
    • Tuition:$49,871
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 68%
    • SAT Range 1120/1320
    • ACT Range 24/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 1,693
    • Tuition:$47,636
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 77%
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    Illinois Wesleyan University

    • SAT Range 1180/1410
    • ACT Range 25/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.7
    • Students: 44,474
    • Tuition:$9,992
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 65%
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    Purdue University Main Campus

    • SAT Range 1120/1360
    • ACT Range 21/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.43
    • Students: 1,275
    • Tuition:$50,040
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 71%
    • SAT Range 1120/1340
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.75
    • Students: 2,156
    • Tuition:$49,704
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 78%
    • SAT Range 1220/1400
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.92
    • Students: 6,753
    • Tuition:$47,646
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 68%
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    Illinois Institute of Technology

    • SAT Range 1080/1320
    • ACT Range 23/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.53
    • Students: 1,028
    • Tuition:$42,299
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 61%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 74%
    • SAT Range 1180/1370
    • ACT Range 25/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.77
    • Students: 14,438
    • Tuition:$43,884
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 66%
    • SAT Range 1140/1360
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.7
    • Students: 4,869
    • Tuition:$41,396
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 78%
    • SAT Range 1160/1380
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 1,104
    • Tuition:$46,450
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 74%
    • SAT Range 1030/1270
    • ACT Range 22/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.68
    • Students: 808
    • Tuition:$34,400
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 46%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 65%
    • SAT Range 1080/1360
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 5,853
    • Tuition:$7,749
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
    • SAT Range 1050/1310
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 2,005
    • Tuition:$42,290
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 78%
    • SAT Range 1180/1380
    • ACT Range 26/30
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,467
    • Tuition:$48,666
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 73%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 82%
    • SAT Range 1170/1330
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.77
    • Students: 5,495
    • Tuition:$41,120
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 80%
    • SAT Range 1150/1350
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.75
    • Students: 8,910
    • Tuition:$39,916
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 71%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 81%
    • SAT Range 1200/1380
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.63
    • Students: 19,934
    • Tuition:$15,380
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 75%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 85%
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    Miami University

    • SAT Range 1120/1310
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.65
    • Students: 17,007
    • Tuition:$44,048
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 80%
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    Loyola University Chicago

    • SAT Range 1210/1420
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.71
    • Students: 2,944
    • Tuition:$36,420
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 83%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 86%
    • SAT Range 1120/1340
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 3,639
    • Tuition:$49,310
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 78%
    • SAT Range 1110/1310
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.64
    • Students: 11,241
    • Tuition:$42,900
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 72%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 81%
    • SAT Range 1150/1360
    • ACT Range 24/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.62
    • Students: 43,503
    • Tuition:$10,681
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 77%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 84%
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    Indiana University Bloomington

    • SAT Range 1150/1370
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.67
    • Students: 3,732
    • Tuition:$34,600
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 79%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 86%
    • SAT Range 1190/1370
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.69
    • Students: 2,820
    • Tuition:$40,749
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
    • SAT Range 1170/1360
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 7,172
    • Tuition:$15,646
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 74%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 83%
    • SAT Range 1190/1370
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.61
    • Students: 2,315
    • Tuition:$43,490
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 82%
    • SAT Range 990/1220
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.44
    • Students: 4,575
    • Tuition:$11,813
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 53%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 77%
    • SAT Range 1150/1320
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.63*
    • Students: 11,605
    • Tuition:$41,870
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 82%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 89%
    • SAT Range 1010/1240
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.46
    • Students: 11,406
    • Tuition:$27,900
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 79%
    • SAT Range 1190/1380
    • ACT Range 25/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 8,601
    • Tuition:$9,440
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 84%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 88%
    • SAT Range 1030/1190
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.43
    • Students: 3,927
    • Tuition:$32,320
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 47%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 75%
    • SAT Range 960/1190
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.16
    • Students: 1,485
    • Tuition:$44,110
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 42%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 68%
    • SAT Range 1030/1340
    • ACT Range 21/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.31
    • Students: 16,375
    • Tuition:$8,178
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
    • SAT Range 1070/1290
    • ACT Range 23/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.54
    • Students: 9,460
    • Tuition:$12,930
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 87%
    • SAT Range 950/1170
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.16
    • Students: 2,900
    • Tuition:$29,860
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 47%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 78%
    • SAT Range 870/1100
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.23
    • Students: 770
    • Tuition:$32,766
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 42%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 74%
    • SAT Range 1020/1200
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.32*
    • Students: 608
    • Tuition:$12,620
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 80%
    • SAT Range 880/1100
    • ACT Range 17/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.1*
    • Students: 201
    • Tuition:$33,450
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 33%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 69%
    • SAT Range 1100/1400
    • ACT Range 23/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.05
    • Students: 499
    • Tuition:$30,700
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 30 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 88%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 91%
    • SAT Range 1140/1200
    • ACT Range 20/24
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 839
    • Tuition:$12,960
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 27%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
    • SAT Range 970/1110
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 271
    • Tuition:$21,160
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 38%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 72%
    • SAT Range 790/1020
    • ACT Range 16/23
    • Average HS GPA 2.76*
    • Students: 98
    • Tuition:$17,314
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Your 30 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 37%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%