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 85 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.


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85 results nationwide

List of 33 ACT Colleges

Displaying 85 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 408 target schools (good chance), 111 reach (harder) schools and 4,044 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

34 Average ACT

#4 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,566enrollment
  • $18,030net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.04Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance3%
Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA
Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

33 Average ACT

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,381enrollment
  • $16,779net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance4%
University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

30 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $10,457net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1470SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.1Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance53%
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $15,502net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance44%
University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

32 Average ACT

#20 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 46,716enrollment
  • $17,357net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance30%
University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

32 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,537enrollment
  • $15,718net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
  • 4.29Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance14%
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
  • $37,521net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance15%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
N
Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

30 Average ACT

#12 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 30,011enrollment
  • $10,085net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.6Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance36%
New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

32 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $37,739net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance20%
Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

34 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,606enrollment
  • $24,386net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance5%
Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

34 Average ACT

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 12,824enrollment
  • $25,855net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance5%
Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

34 Average ACT

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $18,712net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance4%
Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

34 Average ACT

#12 Best Colleges in America

  • 26,152enrollment
  • $28,999net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance7%
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

32 Average ACT

#8 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 34,657enrollment
  • $29,479net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance23%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

28 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $15,268net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 24-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance40%
University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

34 Average ACT

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 25,860enrollment
  • $24,771net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance5%
Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT
Yale University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

34 Average ACT

#5 Best Colleges in America

  • 13,433enrollment
  • $18,073net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95*Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance4%
University of Chicago
C
Chicago, IL
University of Chicago

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

34 Average ACT

#6 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,002enrollment
  • $34,719net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1500-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance4%

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 University of Florida 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.