The Best Western Colleges for a 31 on the ACT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Western colleges, we've found 31 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 31 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 7 reach schools and 163 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1300/1480
    • ACT Range 30/33
    • Average HS GPA 4.13
    • Students: 1,071
    • Tuition:$55,024
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 24%
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    Scripps College

    • SAT Range 1260/1470
    • ACT Range 27/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.82*
    • Students: 37,887
    • Tuition:$14,167
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 30%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 34%
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    University of California San Diego

    • SAT Range 1190/1410
    • ACT Range 25/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.92
    • Students: 36,032
    • Tuition:$13,700
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%
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    University of California Irvine

    • SAT Range 1230/1460
    • ACT Range 27/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.96
    • Students: 25,976
    • Tuition:$14,391
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 32%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 36%
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    University of California Santa Barbara

    • SAT Range 1310/1520
    • ACT Range 30/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.9
    • Students: 1,503
    • Tuition:$56,340
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 35%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 35%
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    Reed College

    • SAT Range 1270/1450
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 1,930
    • Tuition:$54,686
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 37%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 43%
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    Occidental College

    • SAT Range 1220/1420
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 7,961
    • Tuition:$53,932
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 36%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 44%
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    Pepperdine University

    • SAT Range 1240/1430
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.87
    • Students: 22,013
    • Tuition:$9,816
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 30%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 38%
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    California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

    • SAT Range 1160/1400
    • ACT Range 24/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.99
    • Students: 38,167
    • Tuition:$14,402
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 51%
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    University of California Davis

    • SAT Range 1270/1440
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 8,642
    • Tuition:$51,711
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 31 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 57%
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    Santa Clara University