Midwestern Colleges for a 35 on the ACT

What Midwestern colleges accept a 35 ACT score?

With a 35 on the ACT, these Midwestern colleges are a good match for you

Based on 2021 freshman class ACT scores for all Midwestern colleges, here are 22 schools where submitting a 35 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 35 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 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. It places you in the top 99th percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a nearly perfect job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test.

What is the SAT equivalent to a 35 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 35 on the ACT converts to a 1540 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.


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List of 35 ACT Colleges

Displaying 22 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 33 target schools (good chance), 6 reach (harder) schools and 1,050 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

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 35 ACT
Admission Chance56%

Applications Due Feb 1

Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

29 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,369enrollment
  • $18,884net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance88%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Chicago
C
Chicago, IL
University of Chicago

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

34 Average ACT

#6 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,834enrollment
  • $36,584net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1500-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 4.2Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance21%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Madison

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#15 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,640enrollment
  • $14,030net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance86%

Applications Due Dec 15

Purdue University Main Campus
P
West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

29 Average ACT

#16 Best Public Universities in America

  • 46,655enrollment
  • $12,294net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due Mar 1

Northwestern University
N
Evanston, IL
Northwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

34 Average ACT

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 22,603enrollment
  • $28,344net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance16%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Notre Dame
N
Notre Dame, IN
University of Notre Dame

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

33 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Indiana

  • 12,809enrollment
  • $29,981net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1400-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance36%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
I
Champaign, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

30 Average ACT

#20 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,679enrollment
  • $13,517net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1460SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance83%

Washington University in St Louis
W
Saint Louis, MO
Washington University in St Louis

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

34 Average ACT

#18 Best Colleges in America

  • 15,449enrollment
  • $27,233net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.21Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance27%

Applications Due Jan 15

Wheaton College
W
Wheaton, IL
Wheaton College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#4 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,908enrollment
  • $27,474net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1450SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance96%

Applications Due Jan 10

Case Western Reserve University
C
Cleveland, OH
Case Western Reserve University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

32 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Ohio

  • 11,465enrollment
  • $36,002net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance61%

Applications Due Jan 15

Oberlin College
O
Oberlin, OH
Oberlin College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#4 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,658enrollment
  • $42,745net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1360SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance66%

Applications Due Jan 15

Carleton College
C
Northfield, MN
Carleton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

32 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 1,940enrollment
  • $30,843net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance41%

Applications Due Jan 15

Denison University
D
Granville, OH
Denison University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

30 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,258enrollment
  • $39,808net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance66%

Applications Due Jan 15

Grinnell College
G
Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

32 Average ACT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,493enrollment
  • $32,091net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1353-1538SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance38%

Applications Due Jan 15

Kenyon College
K
Gambier, OH
Kenyon College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

31 Average ACT

#2 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,615enrollment
  • $40,862net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.98Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance76%

Applications Due Jan 15

St Olaf College
S
Northfield, MN
St Olaf College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

28 Average ACT

#3 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 2,953enrollment
  • $27,838net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1390SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Jan 15

Illinois Institute of Technology
I
Chicago, IL
Illinois Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#5 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,325enrollment
  • $28,161net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 4.06Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance85%

Applications Due May 15