Colleges for a 35 on the ACT

What colleges accept a 35 ACT score?

These colleges are a good match for you

If you've achieved a score of 35 on your ACTs, this places you squarely within the average range for accepted students at 192 U.S. colleges. This list features popular colleges where your application will likely be competitive, given their historical acceptance of students with a 35 ACT score. However, it's crucial to remember that a good ACT score is not the sole criterion for admission. In fact, may colleges are now test optional. It's equally significant to maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) that aligns with the college's expectations for incoming students. The creation of this list is rooted in a comprehensive analysis of ACT scores from students admitted to all U.S. colleges

Is a 35 ACT good?

Absolutely. You're amongst the truly elite and should qualify to get into any top tier school with a score of 35. It situates you in the top 99th percentile on the national scale, outperforming the majority of the 2 million ACT test takers. This score signifies your nearly perfect performance in answering questions in the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the exam. The ACT is scored out of a maximum of 36 and a minimum of 1, meaning your 35 score represents 97% of the total possible points. If a 35 does not meet the requirements of your preferred college, you might want to consider enrolling in a test prep course to potentially enhance your score.

Demographic comparisons for a 35

Let's examine how a 35 ACT score stacks up to the national averages across various demographic groups

Gender

  • Male: A 35 is 14.7 points (72%) higher than the average male ACT score of 20.3
  • Female: A 35 is 14.4 points (70%) higher than the average female ACT score of 20.6

Race/ethnicity

  • White: A 35 is 13.3 points (61%) higher than the average white ACT score of 21.7
  • Black: A 35 is 18.7 points (115%) higher than the average black ACT score of 16.3
  • Hispanic: A 35 is 16.7 points (91%) higher than the average Hispanic ACT score of 18.3
  • Asian: A 35 is 10.1 points (41%) higher than the average Asian ACT score of 24.9
  • Pacific Islander: A 35 is 17.8 points (103%) higher than the average Pacific Islander ACT score of 17.2
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: A 35 is 18.1 points (107%) higher than the average American Indian/Alaska Native ACT score of 16.9
  • Two or more races: A 35 is 14.4 points (70%) higher than the average two or more races ACT score of 20.6

All groups

  • All Students: A 35 is 14.7 points higher than the average ACT score for all students of 20.3

What is the SAT equivalent to a 35 ACT score?

A 35 on the ACT translates to a 1540 on the SAT according to the concordance provided by the College Board and ACT. It's important to note that not all colleges disclose admission data for both the SAT and ACT. As such, we recommend checking our listings for each test to identify schools with similar academic profiles.

What percentile is a 35 ACT score?

Scoring a 35 on the ACT places you in the 99th percentile nationwide. This implies that your performance surpassed 99% of all test takers. To put this in perspective, about 2 million students sit for the ACT each year. Thus, with your score, you've outperformed about 1,980,000 students placing you ahead of the majority with only 20,000 test takers achieving a higher score.

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List of 35 ACT Colleges

Displaying 192 colleges where your 35 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 231 target schools (good chance), 147 reach (harder) schools and 4,491 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA

Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

35 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#4 Best Colleges in America

  • 30,631enrollment
  • $19,491net price
  • 3%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1580SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance3%

Applications Due Jan 1

Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA

Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

34 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 18,283enrollment
  • $18,279net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1500-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance7%

Applications Due Jan 2

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL

University of Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

30 Average ACT Score

 

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 55,211enrollment
  • $11,740net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1490SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance52%

Applications Due Mar 1

The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

29 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,384enrollment
  • $17,434net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1500SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance57%

Applications Due Dec 1

University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

32 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,225enrollment
  • $19,318net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance44%

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 Score

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in America

  • 46,430enrollment
  • $16,999net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance16%

Applications Due Nov 30

Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC

Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

30 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in South Carolina

  • 28,466enrollment
  • $24,577net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1410SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due May 1

University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

33 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#5 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 48,945enrollment
  • $36,808net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance24%

University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL

University of Miami

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

31 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 19,402enrollment
  • $36,467net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1480SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance57%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA

University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT Score

 

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 40,607enrollment
  • $17,180net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance78%

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

32 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#16 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 31,705enrollment
  • $10,614net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.83Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance35%

Applications Due Jan 15

Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

29 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#3 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 38,170enrollment
  • $19,301net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1430SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance86%

Applications Due Jan 15

New York University
N
New York, NY

New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

34 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 59,144enrollment
  • $29,499net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance21%

Duke University
D
Durham, NC

Duke University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

34 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 18,023enrollment
  • $23,694net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance19%

Applications Due Jan 3

Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

34 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 13,710enrollment
  • $25,606net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance21%

Applications Due Jan 1

Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ

Princeton University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

34 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,842enrollment
  • $18,698net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance11%

Applications Due Jan 1

Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

34 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#10 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,275enrollment
  • $24,034net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1520-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance21%

Applications Due Jan 3

Boston University
B
Boston, MA

Boston University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

32 Average ACT Score

Test Optional

#9 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 36,714enrollment
  • $27,829net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance37%

Applications Due Jan 4

FAQs

Is a 35 a good ACT score?

Absolutely. You're amongst the truly elite and should qualify to get into any top tier school with a score of 35. The score puts you in the top 99th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 35 ACT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 35 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 35 ACT score.

What percentile is 35 on the ACT?

A 35 ranks in the top 99th percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

What is the equivalent SAT score to a 35 ACT?

A 35 converts to a 1540 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1540 SAT score.