Western Colleges for a 35 on the ACT

What Western colleges accept a 35 ACT score?

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

Based on 2021 freshman class ACT scores for all Western 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 39 target schools (good chance), 15 reach (harder) schools and 528 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA
Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

33 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 15,953enrollment
  • $20,023net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1570SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance9%

Applications Due Jan 3

University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

32 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,589enrollment
  • $16,474net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance24%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

32 Average ACT

#4 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 46,287enrollment
  • $39,759net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance33%

Applications Due Jan 10

University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,303enrollment
  • $13,106net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance56%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

30 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 48,149enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance79%

Applications Due Dec 1

University of California Berkeley
C
Berkeley, CA
University of California Berkeley

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

32 Average ACT

#6 Best Public Universities in America

  • 42,327enrollment
  • $19,329net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1530SAT range
  • 30-35ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance31%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

31 Average ACT

#19 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,179enrollment
  • $17,223net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1460SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 4.17Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance58%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA
University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 39,074enrollment
  • $17,026net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1400SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance69%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA
University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

31 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 39,576enrollment
  • $15,222net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 4.09Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance58%

Applications Due Nov 30

United States Air Force Academy
A
USAFA, Colorado
United States Air Force Academy

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

31 Average ACT

 

  • 4,307enrollment
  • -net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1430SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance35%

Santa Clara University
S
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara University

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

30 Average ACT

#5 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 8,616enrollment
  • $48,284net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1450SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance84%

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

#7 Best Public Universities in California

  • 22,440enrollment
  • $20,491net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance69%

Applications Due Nov 30

Brigham Young University Provo
B
Provo, UT
Brigham Young University Provo

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

29 Average ACT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Utah

  • 36,461enrollment
  • $13,150net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.86Avg Weighted GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance89%

Applications Due Feb 15

California Institute of Technology
C
Pasadena, CA
California Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

35 Average ACT

#7 Best Colleges in America

  • 2,240enrollment
  • $26,591net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1530-1580SAT range
  • 35-36ACT range
  • 3.97Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance7%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of California Santa Cruz
C
Santa Cruz, CA
University of California Santa Cruz

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

29 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in California

  • 19,161enrollment
  • $17,842net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance83%

Applications Due Nov 30

Occidental College
O
Los Angeles, CA
Occidental College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

30 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 1,839enrollment
  • $41,102net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1460SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance71%

Applications Due Jan 15

Colorado School of Mines
C
Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

30 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 6,744enrollment
  • $27,675net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance82%

Applications Due Apr 1

Harvey Mudd College
H
Claremont, CA
Harvey Mudd College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

34 Average ACT

 

  • 854enrollment
  • $37,192net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.96Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance44%

Applications Due Jan 2