Colleges for a 35 on the ACT

What colleges accept a 35 ACT score?

35 ACT Score, 99% Percentile

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 168 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.

What are the best colleges can I get into with a 35?

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 35 ACT Colleges

Displaying 168 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 189 target schools (good chance), 126 reach (harder) schools and 4,179 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA

University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,505enrollment
  • $13,106net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance55%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

34 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 28,038enrollment
  • $24,167net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance11%

Applications Due Jan 5

Yale University
Y
New Haven, CT

Yale University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

34 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#5 Best Colleges in America

  • 14,567enrollment
  • $17,511net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance9%

Applications Due Jan 2

University of Chicago
C
Chicago, IL

University of Chicago

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

34 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#6 Best Colleges in America

  • 18,832enrollment
  • $36,584net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1510-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.95Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance11%

Baylor University
B
Waco, TX

Baylor University

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

28 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#5 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 20,626enrollment
  • $40,133net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.74Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance83%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Maryland College Park
M
College Park, MD

University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

32 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 41,272enrollment
  • $17,643net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.84Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance74%

University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin Madison

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#15 Best Public Universities in America

  • 47,016enrollment
  • $14,030net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1500SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA

University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,434enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance77%

Applications Due Nov 16

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
N
Raleigh, NC

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,831enrollment
  • $14,600net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance81%

Applications Due Jan 15

Villanova University
V
Villanova, PA

Villanova University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

32 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#9 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 10,870enrollment
  • $38,303net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1490SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance55%

Applications Due Jan 15

University of California Berkeley
C
Berkeley, CA

University of California Berkeley

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

32 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#5 Best Public Universities in America

  • 45,036enrollment
  • $19,329net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1530SAT range
  • 30-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance26%

Applications Due Nov 30

Purdue University Main Campus
P
West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#19 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,344enrollment
  • $12,294net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance87%

University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA

University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

31 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#17 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,124enrollment
  • $17,223net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1460SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 3.82Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance49%

Applications Due Nov 30

Cornell University
C
Ithaca, NY

Cornell University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

34 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#17 Best Colleges in America

  • 25,582enrollment
  • $27,522net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance16%

Applications Due Jan 2

University of Virginia Main Campus
V
Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

33 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,005enrollment
  • $19,043net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1500SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.85Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance38%

University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA

University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 40,050enrollment
  • $17,026net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1400SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance72%

Applications Due Nov 30

Georgetown University
G
Washington, DC

Georgetown University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

33 Average ACT Composite

 

#1 Best Value in District Of Columbia

  • 20,935enrollment
  • $30,710net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance24%

Northwestern University
N
Evanston, IL

Northwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

34 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#13 Best Colleges in America

  • 23,409enrollment
  • $28,344net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.92Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance21%

Applications Due Jan 1

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.