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 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 33,230enrollment
  • $22,346net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1470SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance88%

College of William and Mary
W
Williamsburg, VA

College of William and Mary

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

32 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#3 Best Public Universities in America

  • 9,517enrollment
  • $18,588net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.85Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance68%

Applications Due Jan 2

Loyola Marymount University
L
Los Angeles, CA

Loyola Marymount University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#8 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,184enrollment
  • $48,758net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance81%

Applications Due Jan 15

Fordham University
F
Bronx, NY

Fordham University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

31 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#14 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 16,986enrollment
  • $41,569net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1480SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance88%

Applications Due Jan 1

George Washington University
G
Washington, DC

George Washington University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

32 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 26,457enrollment
  • $40,308net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1490SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.81Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance72%

Applications Due Jan 5

Santa Clara University
S
Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

31 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#7 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 8,918enrollment
  • $48,284net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1490SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Jan 7

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
C
San Luis Obispo, CA

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#7 Best Public Universities in California

  • 22,231enrollment
  • $20,491net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance64%

Applications Due Nov 30

The University of Texas at Dallas
T
Richardson, TX

The University of Texas at Dallas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Value Colleges in Texas

  • 29,696enrollment
  • $11,185net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1450SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.78Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance95%

Applications Due May 1

Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#23 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,804enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1470SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance86%

Drexel University
D
Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#11 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 23,216enrollment
  • $39,463net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.67Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance95%

Applications Due Jan 15

Brigham Young University Provo
B
Provo, UT

Brigham Young University Provo

Private 4 Year

15 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Private Colleges in Utah

  • 34,811enrollment
  • $13,150net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due Dec 16

Dartmouth College
D
Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

34 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#12 Best Colleges in America

  • 6,761enrollment
  • $24,525net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance11%

Applications Due Jan 3

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M
Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 52,376enrollment
  • $17,729net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1490SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance93%

Applications Due Jan 1

Loyola University Chicago
L
Chicago, IL

Loyola University Chicago

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#6 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 17,498enrollment
  • $37,731net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance94%

Bucknell University
B
Lewisburg, PA

Bucknell University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

31 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#7 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,757enrollment
  • $39,359net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1295-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance66%

Applications Due Jan 15

Southern Methodist University
S
Dallas, TX

Southern Methodist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

32 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#3 Best Colleges in Texas

  • 12,385enrollment
  • $41,444net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1510SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance80%

Applications Due Jan 15

Tulane University
T
New Orleans, LA

Tulane University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

31 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

 

  • 14,047enrollment
  • $47,413net price
  • 10%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1510SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance38%

Applications Due Jan 15

Mercer University
M
Macon, GA

Mercer University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Value Colleges in Georgia

  • 9,009enrollment
  • $21,693net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.98Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance94%

Applications Due Jul 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.