Southern Colleges for a 35 on the ACT

What Southern colleges accept a 35 ACT score?

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

Based on 2021 freshman class ACT scores for all Southern colleges, here are 28 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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28 results

List of 35 ACT Colleges

Displaying 28 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 57 target schools (good chance), 18 reach (harder) schools and 1,527 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

31 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 53,372enrollment
  • $10,075net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance62%

Applications Due Nov 1

The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

29 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,476enrollment
  • $16,892net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance59%

Applications Due Dec 1

Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

29 Average ACT

#25 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,406enrollment
  • $22,935net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1390SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.39Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance88%

Applications Due May 1

University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

30 Average ACT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,809enrollment
  • $31,726net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance71%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

31 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 39,147enrollment
  • $16,580net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 4.02Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance77%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
N
Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

30 Average ACT

#10 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 30,092enrollment
  • $10,038net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1490SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.39Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance55%

Applications Due Jan 5

Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

34 Average ACT

#5 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,172enrollment
  • $26,932net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance24%

Applications Due Jan 2

Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

34 Average ACT

#15 Best Colleges in America

  • 13,537enrollment
  • $25,804net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance21%

Applications Due Jan 1

Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

35 Average ACT

#10 Best Colleges in America

  • 28,890enrollment
  • $25,241net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1560SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance11%

Applications Due Apr 1

University of Maryland College Park
M
College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

32 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in America

  • 40,709enrollment
  • $17,643net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.36Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance73%

Applications Due Nov 1

North Carolina State University at Raleigh
N
Raleigh, NC
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

29 Average ACT

#17 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,042enrollment
  • $14,600net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance80%

University of Virginia Main Campus
V
Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

32 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in America

  • 25,628enrollment
  • $19,043net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.31Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance44%

Applications Due Jan 1

Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

29 Average ACT

#18 Best Public Universities in America

  • 70,418enrollment
  • $19,906net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance86%

Applications Due Dec 1

Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

33 Average ACT

#21 Best Public Universities in America

  • 39,771enrollment
  • $17,410net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1530SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 4.09Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance34%

Applications Due Dec 15

Emory University
E
Atlanta, GA
Emory University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

32 Average ACT

#22 Best Colleges in America

  • 13,997enrollment
  • $25,672net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance46%

Applications Due Jan 1

Rice University
R
Houston, TX
Rice University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

35 Average ACT

#9 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,643enrollment
  • $19,215net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance11%

Applications Due Jan 1

College of William and Mary
W
Williamsburg, VA
College of William and Mary

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

32 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in America

  • 8,939enrollment
  • $18,588net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1490SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.28Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance65%

Applications Due Jan 1

The University of Texas at Dallas
T
Richardson, TX
The University of Texas at Dallas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#2 Best Value Colleges in Texas

  • 28,669enrollment
  • $11,185net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1450SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.78Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance92%