Western Colleges for a 35 on the ACT

What Western colleges accept a 35 ACT score?

35 ACT Score, 99% Percentile

These Western 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 27 Western 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 Western 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 27 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 30 target schools (good chance), 27 reach (harder) schools and 540 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA

Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

34 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 17,680enrollment
  • $20,023net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance13%

Applications Due Jan 2

University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA

University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

32 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 46,116enrollment
  • $16,474net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance19%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

33 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#5 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 49,318enrollment
  • $39,759net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1540SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance26%

University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA

University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,505enrollment
  • $13,106net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance55%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA

University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,434enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance77%

Applications Due Nov 16

University of California Berkeley
C
Berkeley, CA

University of California Berkeley

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

32 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#5 Best Public Universities in America

  • 45,036enrollment
  • $19,329net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1530SAT range
  • 30-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance26%

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 Composite

Test Optional

#17 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,124enrollment
  • $17,223net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1460SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 3.82Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance49%

Applications Due Nov 30

University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA

University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 40,050enrollment
  • $17,026net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1400SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance72%

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 Composite

Test Optional

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 41,885enrollment
  • $15,222net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 3.82Estimated Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance55%

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 Composite

 

 

  • 4,181enrollment
  • -net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1208-1490SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance28%

Applications Due Dec 31

Loyola Marymount University
L
Los Angeles, CA

Loyola Marymount University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

30 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#8 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,184enrollment
  • $48,758net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance81%

Applications Due Jan 15

Santa Clara University
S
Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

31 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#7 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 8,918enrollment
  • $48,284net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1490SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance87%

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 Composite

Test Optional

#7 Best Public Universities in California

  • 22,231enrollment
  • $20,491net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance64%

Applications Due Nov 30

Brigham Young University Provo
B
Provo, UT

Brigham Young University Provo

Private 4 Year

15 reviews

29 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#1 Best Private Colleges in Utah

  • 34,811enrollment
  • $13,150net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.89Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance84%

Applications Due Dec 16

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

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 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

Occidental College
O
Los Angeles, CA

Occidental College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

31 Average ACT Composite

Test Optional

#9 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 1,964enrollment
  • $41,102net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1490SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Your 35 ACT
Admission Chance77%

Applications Due Jan 10