Colleges for a 33 on the ACT

What colleges accept a 33 ACT score?

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

Based on 2021 freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, here are 86 schools where submitting a 33 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students. This list represents the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 33 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 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 are the best colleges can I get into with a 33?

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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List of 33 ACT Colleges

Displaying 86 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 345 target schools (good chance), 87 reach (harder) schools and 3,879 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

34 Average ACT

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 30,391enrollment
  • $18,037net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance3%

Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA
Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

33 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 15,953enrollment
  • $20,023net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1570SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance5%

Applications Due Jan 3

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

31 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 53,372enrollment
  • $10,075net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance46%

Applications Due Nov 1

The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

29 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,476enrollment
  • $16,892net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance49%

Applications Due Dec 1

University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

32 Average ACT

#15 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 47,907enrollment
  • $17,832net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance35%

Applications Due Feb 1

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

  • 44,589enrollment
  • $16,474net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance17%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

32 Average ACT

#4 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 46,287enrollment
  • $39,759net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance21%

Applications Due Jan 10

University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

31 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 39,147enrollment
  • $16,580net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.02Avg Weighted GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance64%

Applications Due Jan 1

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

#10 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 30,092enrollment
  • $10,038net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1490SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.39Avg Weighted GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance42%

Applications Due Jan 5

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

  • 52,775enrollment
  • $45,417net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance29%

Applications Due Jan 1

Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

34 Average ACT

#15 Best Colleges in America

  • 13,537enrollment
  • $25,804net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance7%

Applications Due Jan 1

Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

33 Average ACT

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,853enrollment
  • $18,685net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance6%

Applications Due Jan 1

Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

32 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 32,718enrollment
  • $29,154net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance26%

Applications Due Jan 2

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

  • 36,303enrollment
  • $13,106net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg Weighted GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance47%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

34 Average ACT

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 26,552enrollment
  • $24,167net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg Weighted GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance5%

Applications Due Jan 1

Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT
Yale University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

34 Average ACT

#4 Best Colleges in America

  • 12,060enrollment
  • $17,511net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95Estimated Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance4%

Applications Due Dec 31

University of Maryland College Park
M
College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

32 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in America

  • 40,709enrollment
  • $17,643net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.36Avg Weighted GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance59%

Applications Due Nov 1

University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

30 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 48,149enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA
Your 33 ACT
Admission Chance71%

Applications Due Dec 1

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.