Western Colleges for a 30 on the ACT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Western colleges, we've found 39 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.

39 results found

List of 30 ACT Colleges

Displaying 39 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 7 reach (harder) schools and 155 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#137 Best Colleges in America

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $13,363net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance57%
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University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#61 Best Colleges in America

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $13,944net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance32%
University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#105 Best Colleges in America

  • 47,400enrollment
  • $9,443net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance54%
University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#72 Best Colleges in America

  • 25,976enrollment
  • $16,154net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1460SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance32%
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University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO
University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

28 Average ACT

#305 Best Colleges in America

  • 36,681enrollment
  • $20,323net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1360SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance87%
University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA
University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

28 Average ACT

#88 Best Colleges in America

  • 38,167enrollment
  • $16,446net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1400SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance48%
Pepperdine University
P
Malibu, CA
Pepperdine University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#81 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,961enrollment
  • $36,372net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1420SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance40%
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California State University Long Beach
C
Long Beach, CA
California State University Long Beach

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

23 Average ACT

#220 Best Colleges in America

  • 37,466enrollment
  • $9,654net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance61%
University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA
University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

30 Average ACT

#58 Best Colleges in America

  • 37,887enrollment
  • $14,616net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1470SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.82*Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance30%
University of San Francisco
S
San Francisco, CA
University of San Francisco

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

26 Average ACT

#181 Best Colleges in America

  • 10,713enrollment
  • $35,270net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance79%
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Loyola Marymount University
L
Los Angeles, CA
Loyola Marymount University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

29 Average ACT

#107 Best Colleges in America

  • 9,838enrollment
  • $42,459net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1390SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance54%
University of San Diego
S
San Diego, CA
University of San Diego

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

27 Average ACT

#130 Best Colleges in America

  • 9,073enrollment
  • $38,592net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance68%
Santa Clara University
S
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

30 Average ACT

#97 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,642enrollment
  • $38,900net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance50%
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California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
C
San Luis Obispo, CA
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#87 Best Colleges in America

  • 22,013enrollment
  • $19,002net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1430SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance34%
Brigham Young University Provo
B
Provo, UT
Brigham Young University Provo

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

28 Average ACT

#150 Best Colleges in America

  • 34,499enrollment
  • $12,979net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1420SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance73%
University of California Riverside
C
Riverside, CA
University of California Riverside

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

26 Average ACT

#148 Best Colleges in America

  • 23,922enrollment
  • $12,404net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance68%
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Chapman University
C
Orange, CA
Chapman University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

27 Average ACT

#132 Best Colleges in America

  • 9,608enrollment
  • $40,053net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1370SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance69%
University of Denver
D
Denver, CO
University of Denver

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

28 Average ACT

#125 Best Colleges in America

  • 11,952enrollment
  • $35,163net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1370SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance66%