Colleges for a 30 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 30?

With a 30 on the ACT, these colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 183 schools where submitting a 30 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students' average ACT scores. They represent the most popular schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 30 ACT score. You can view your reach schools and safety schools by using the admission chance filter. 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 30 a good ACT score?

Yes, a score of 30 is excellent. It places you in the top 93rd percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a significantly above above average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test.

What is the SAT equivalent to a 30 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 30 on the ACT converts to a 1370 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.

What colleges can I get into?

Here are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in this test score range. Scroll down further to explore, search, sort and filter the full list.


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183 results nationwide

List of 30 ACT Colleges

Displaying 183 colleges where your 30 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 699 target schools (good chance), 123 reach (harder) schools and 3,465 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

31 Average ACT

#6 Best Public Universities in America

  • 53,372enrollment
  • $10,075net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance26%
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

29 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,476enrollment
  • $16,892net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.8Estimated Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance35%
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

29 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 43,569enrollment
  • $12,815net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1350SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance38%
Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

29 Average ACT

#23 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,406enrollment
  • $22,935net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1390SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.39Avg Weighted GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance67%
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 30 ACT
Admission Chance10%
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 30 ACT
Admission Chance33%
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 30 ACT
Admission Chance41%
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 30 ACT
Admission Chance25%
Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

28 Average ACT

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 37,024enrollment
  • $20,247net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance73%
The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

27 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Alabama

  • 37,840enrollment
  • $20,518net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1330SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance86%
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

27 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 71,881enrollment
  • $11,108net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 4.16Avg Weighted GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance61%
Boston University
B
Boston, MA
Boston University

Private 4 Year

9 reviews

32 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 32,718enrollment
  • $29,154net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance13%
Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

28 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 30,737enrollment
  • $24,028net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance89%
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 30 ACT
Admission Chance72%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#9 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 30 ACT
Admission Chance33%
University of Maryland College Park
M
College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

32 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 40,709enrollment
  • $17,643net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.36Avg Weighted GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance38%
University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Madison

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,640enrollment
  • $14,030net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance62%
University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

30 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 48,149enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance56%

FAQs

Is a 30 a good ACT score?

Yes, a score of 30 is excellent. The score puts you in the top 93rd percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 30 ACT score.

What colleges can I get into with a 30 ACT score?

University of Florida, The University of Texas at Austin and Florida State University are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 30 ACT score.

What percentile is 30 on the ACT?

A 30 ranks in the top 93rd percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

What is the equivalent SAT score to a 30 ACT?

A 30 converts to a 1370 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1370 SAT score.