The Best Colleges for a 31 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 31?

With a 31 on the ACT, these are the colleges you have a chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 200 schools where a 31 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 31 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 31 on the ACT a good score?

Yes, a score of 31 it is extremely good. It places you in the top 95th 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 31 on the ACT converts to a 1400 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 200 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 36 reach schools and 1,040 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1130/1330
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.6*
    • Students: 1,434
    • Tuition:$42,000
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 45%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 66%
    • 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 31 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 62%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 74%
    • SAT Range 1170/1360
    • ACT Range 26/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.29
    • Students: 2,340
    • Tuition:$52,595
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 62%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 78%
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    Muhlenberg College

    • SAT Range 1110/1370
    • ACT Range 23/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 1,277
    • Tuition:$45,304
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 62%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 78%
    • SAT Range 1110/1310
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 35,303
    • Tuition:$7,488
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Your 31 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 35%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 61%
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    San Diego State University

    • 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 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 72%
    • SAT Range 1150/1340
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.32
    • Students: 2,241
    • Tuition:$55,255
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 57%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
    • 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 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 58%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 69%
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    Purdue University Main Campus

    • SAT Range 1190/1420
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 34,499
    • Tuition:$5,620
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 77%
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    Brigham Young University Provo

    • SAT Range 1180/1390
    • ACT Range 25/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.95
    • Students: 34,683
    • Tuition:$13,620
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  High
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 76%
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    Virginia Tech

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, a score of 31 it is extremely good. The score puts you in the top 95th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 31 ACT score.

Carleton College, Wellesley College and Emory University are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 31 ACT score.

A 31 ranks in the top 95th percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

A 31 converts to a 1400 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1400 SAT score.