The Best Colleges for a 32 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 32?

With a 32 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 164 schools where a 32 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 32 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 32 on the ACT a good score?

Yes, with a score of 32 you're amongst the best of the best. It places you in the top 97th percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT entrance exam this year. The score indicates you've done an excellent job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test.

For comparison purposes, a 32 on the ACT converts to a 1430 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 164 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 1,078 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1350/1530
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.9*
    • Students: 2,097
    • Tuition:$54,759
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 32 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 20%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 20%
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    Carleton College

    • SAT Range 1330/1520
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.86*
    • Students: 2,534
    • Tuition:$53,732
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 32 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 20%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 20%
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    Wellesley College

    • SAT Range 1350/1520
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 14,458
    • Tuition:$51,306
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 32 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 19%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 19%
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    Emory University

    • SAT Range 1370/1530
    • ACT Range 32/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.9*
    • Students: 1,310
    • Tuition:$54,838
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 32 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 19%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 12%
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    Haverford College

    • SAT Range 1320/1510
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.64
    • Students: 2,969
    • Tuition:$55,870
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 32 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 25%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 25%
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    Colgate University

    • 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 32 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 24%
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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 32 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 23%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 23%
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    University of Michigan

    • SAT Range 1350/1510
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.87*
    • Students: 2,005
    • Tuition:$54,620
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 32 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 21%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 21%
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    Hamilton College

    • SAT Range 1330/1500
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 4.22
    • Students: 24,639
    • Tuition:$17,653
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 32 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 26%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 26%
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    University of Virginia Main Campus

    • SAT Range 1330/1500
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.89*
    • Students: 2,611
    • Tuition:$54,450
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Your 32 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 17%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 17%
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    Middlebury College

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, with a score of 32 you're amongst the best of the best. The score puts you in the top 97th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 32 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 32 ACT score.

A 32 ranks in the top 97th percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

A 32 converts to a 1430 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1430 SAT score.