Western Colleges for a 30 on the ACT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Western colleges, we've found 30 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.


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List of 30 ACT Colleges

Displaying 30 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 108 target schools (good chance), 24 reach (harder) schools and 474 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

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

  • 44,537enrollment
  • $15,718net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
  • 4.29Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance9%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

28 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $15,268net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 24-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance32%
University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 47,400enrollment
  • $10,692net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1470SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance52%
University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#6 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,976enrollment
  • $16,767net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-34ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance30%
University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO
University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

28 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 36,681enrollment
  • $22,077net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1360SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance83%
University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA
University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

28 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in America

  • 38,167enrollment
  • $15,886net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1410SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance45%
Pepperdine University
P
Malibu, CA
Pepperdine University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#13 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 7,961enrollment
  • $42,135net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance37%
University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA
University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

30 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 37,887enrollment
  • $14,864net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1490SAT range
  • 26-34ACT range
  • 3.82*Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance31%
United States Air Force Academy
A
USAFA, Colorado
United States Air Force Academy

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

30 Average ACT

 

  • 4,336enrollment
  • -net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance11%
Loyola Marymount University
L
Los Angeles, CA
Loyola Marymount University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

29 Average ACT

#8 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,838enrollment
  • $47,292net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance51%
University of San Diego
S
San Diego, CA
University of San Diego

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

28 Average ACT

#10 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,073enrollment
  • $35,936net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1370SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance59%
Santa Clara University
S
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

30 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 8,642enrollment
  • $42,114net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance49%
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

  • 22,013enrollment
  • $21,232net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance32%
Brigham Young University Provo
B
Provo, UT
Brigham Young University Provo

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

28 Average ACT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Utah

  • 34,499enrollment
  • $13,340net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1420SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance76%
University of California Riverside
C
Riverside, CA
University of California Riverside

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

26 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in California

  • 23,922enrollment
  • $13,045net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance71%
Chapman University
C
Orange, CA
Chapman University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

28 Average ACT

#11 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,608enrollment
  • $43,767net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1380SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance64%
University of Denver
D
Denver, CO
University of Denver

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

28 Average ACT

#1 Best Value in Colorado

  • 11,952enrollment
  • $37,263net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1350SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance69%
University of California Santa Cruz
C
Santa Cruz, CA
University of California Santa Cruz

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

29 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in California

  • 19,700enrollment
  • $17,889net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.73*Avg GPA
Your 30 ACT
Admission Chance55%