Midwestern Colleges for a 35 on the ACT

What Midwestern colleges accept a 35 ACT score?

35 ACT Score, 99% Percentile

These Midwestern 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 29 Midwestern 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 Midwestern 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 29 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 27 target schools (good chance), 15 reach (harder) schools and 1,110 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

32 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#19 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 50,278enrollment
  • $17,832net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance47%

Applications Due Feb 1

Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH

Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,677enrollment
  • $18,884net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance83%

Applications Due Feb 1

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%

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

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%

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

University of Notre Dame
N
Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

33 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Value in Indiana

  • 13,139enrollment
  • $29,981net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance29%

Applications Due Jan 1

Indiana University Bloomington
I
Bloomington, IN

Indiana University Bloomington

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Public Universities in Indiana

  • 45,328enrollment
  • $13,191net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance95%

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
I
Champaign, IL

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

31 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#16 Best Public Universities in America

  • 56,607enrollment
  • $13,517net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance81%

Applications Due Jan 5

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%

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

Wheaton College
W
Wheaton, IL

Wheaton College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#3 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,047enrollment
  • $27,474net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1430SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance97%

Applications Due Aug 1

Case Western Reserve University
C
Cleveland, OH

Case Western Reserve University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

33 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Value in Ohio

  • 12,142enrollment
  • $36,002net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1530SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance50%

Applications Due Jan 15

Oberlin College
O
Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

32 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#4 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,953enrollment
  • $42,745net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1338-1460SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance57%

Applications Due Jan 15

Creighton University
C
Omaha, NE

Creighton University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

28 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Value in Nebraska

  • 8,735enrollment
  • $32,355net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1370SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance92%

Carleton College
C
Northfield, MN

Carleton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

33 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 2,044enrollment
  • $30,843net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1408-1550SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance29%

Applications Due Jan 15

Denison University
D
Granville, OH

Denison University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#3 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,321enrollment
  • $39,808net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance66%

Applications Due Jan 15