Colleges for a 33 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 33?

With a 33 on the ACT, these colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 77 schools where submitting a 33 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 33 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 33 a good ACT score?

A score of 33 rocks. You're a top one percenter now. It places you in the top 98th percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done an exceptional job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test.

What is the SAT equivalent to a 33 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 33 on the ACT converts to a 1460 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.

What colleges can I get into?

Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in this test score range. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.

77 results found

List of 33 ACT Colleges

Displaying 77 colleges where your 33 ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 280 target schools (good chance), 68 reach (harder) schools and 2,750 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

34 Average ACT

#4 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,566enrollment
  • $17,030net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.04Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance3%
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Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA
Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

33 Average ACT

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,381enrollment
  • $16,562net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance4%
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $14,356net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance52%
University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

32 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in America

  • 46,716enrollment
  • $16,408net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance28%
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University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

32 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,537enrollment
  • $14,760net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.29Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance18%
University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

32 Average ACT

#5 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 47,310enrollment
  • $32,892net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance16%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
N
Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

31 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in America

  • 30,011enrollment
  • $11,100net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.6Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance34%
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New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

31 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $36,256net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance28%
Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

34 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,606enrollment
  • $22,011net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance5%
Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

34 Average ACT

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 12,824enrollment
  • $23,295net price
  • 10%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance6%
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Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

33 Average ACT

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $16,302net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance5%
Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

34 Average ACT

#12 Best Colleges in America

  • 26,152enrollment
  • $29,066net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance7%
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

31 Average ACT

#8 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 34,657enrollment
  • $33,728net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance36%
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University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $13,944net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance41%
University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

33 Average ACT

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 25,860enrollment
  • $24,539net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance8%
Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT
Yale University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

34 Average ACT

#5 Best Colleges in America

  • 13,433enrollment
  • $18,053net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95*Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance4%
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University of Chicago
C
Chicago, IL
University of Chicago

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

34 Average ACT

#6 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,002enrollment
  • $34,834net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance4%
University of Maryland College Park
M
College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

31 Average ACT

#15 Best Public Universities in America

  • 41,200enrollment
  • $17,241net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1470SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.11Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance60%

FAQs

Is a 33 a good ACT score?

A score of 33 rocks. You're a top one percenter now. The score puts you in the top 98th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 33 ACT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 33 ACT score?

Harvard University, Stanford University and The University of Texas at Austin are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 33 ACT score.

What percentile is 33 on the ACT?

A 33 ranks in the top 98th percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

What is the equivalent SAT score to a 33 ACT?

A 33 converts to a 1460 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1460 SAT score.