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.

Tufts University
T
Medford, MA

Tufts University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

34 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#5 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 13,293enrollment
  • $32,720net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance19%

Applications Due Jan 1

Davidson College
D
Davidson, NC

Davidson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

31 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,973enrollment
  • $28,615net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance55%

Applications Due Jan 7

University of Connecticut
C
Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

 

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,876enrollment
  • $22,233net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.74Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Jan 15

Rhode Island School of Design
R
Providence, RI

Rhode Island School of Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

31 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 2,576enrollment
  • $40,048net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1480SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 3.71Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance36%

Applications Due Feb 1

California Institute of Technology
C
Pasadena, CA

California Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

35 Average ACT Composite

 

#7 Best Colleges in America

  • 2,397enrollment
  • $26,591net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1530-1580SAT range
  • 35-36ACT range
  • 3.97Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance4%

Applications Due Jan 3

Emerson College
E
Boston, MA

Emerson College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#17 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 5,900enrollment
  • $47,594net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1400SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance80%

Applications Due Feb 20

Colgate University
C
Hamilton, NY

Colgate University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

33 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#25 Best Colleges in America

  • 3,176enrollment
  • $25,935net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1500SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance43%

Applications Due Jan 15

Lehigh University
L
Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

32 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#5 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 7,263enrollment
  • $29,098net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1325-1490SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.81Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance69%

Applications Due Jan 1

Pomona College
P
Claremont, CA

Pomona College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

34 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#19 Best Colleges in America

  • 1,764enrollment
  • $30,392net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance13%

Applications Due Jan 8

University of Rochester
R
Rochester, NY

University of Rochester

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

33 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#9 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 12,039enrollment
  • $36,254net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1520SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance57%

Applications Due Jan 5

Washington University in St Louis
W
Saint Louis, MO

Washington University in St Louis

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

34 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#20 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,973enrollment
  • $27,233net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance22%

Applications Due Jan 4

Barnard College
B
New York, NY

Barnard College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

33 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#5 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 3,043enrollment
  • $30,572net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1425-1550SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.85Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance31%

Applications Due Jan 4

American University
A
Washington, DC

American University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

31 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#3 Best Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 14,852enrollment
  • $37,319net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.7Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance87%

Applications Due Jan 15

Vassar College
V
Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

33 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#7 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,516enrollment
  • $26,028net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1540SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance47%

Applications Due Jan 1

Babson College
B
Wellesley, MA

Babson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

31 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#13 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 3,684enrollment
  • $31,559net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1480SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance65%

Applications Due Jan 3

Amherst College
A
Amherst, MA

Amherst College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

33 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 1,971enrollment
  • $18,832net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1550SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance26%

Applications Due Jan 2

Lafayette College
L
Easton, PA

Lafayette College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

31 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#6 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,725enrollment
  • $28,735net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Jan 15

University of California Santa Cruz
C
Santa Cruz, CA

University of California Santa Cruz

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#8 Best Public Universities in California

  • 19,841enrollment
  • $17,842net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Nov 30

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.