Mid Atlantic Colleges for a 36 on the ACT

What Mid Atlantic colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 36?

With a 36 on the ACT, these Mid Atlantic colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Mid Atlantic colleges, we've found 31 schools where submitting a 36 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 36 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 36 a good ACT score?

Can't be beat. You have a shot at getting in anywhere with a score of 36. 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 truly exceptional job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test.

What is the SAT equivalent to a 36 ACT score?

For comparison purposes, a 36 on the ACT converts to a 1590 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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31 results

List of 36 ACT Colleges

Displaying 31 colleges where your 36 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 48 target schools (good chance), 24 reach (harder) schools and 543 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

32 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $37,739net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance36%
Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

34 Average ACT

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 8,374enrollment
  • $18,712net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance16%
University of Pennsylvania
P
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

34 Average ACT

#16 Best Colleges in America

  • 25,860enrollment
  • $24,771net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance20%
Villanova University
V
Villanova, PA
Villanova University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

32 Average ACT

#8 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 11,030enrollment
  • $36,840net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1470SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance62%
Cornell University
C
Ithaca, NY
Cornell University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

33 Average ACT

#18 Best Colleges in America

  • 23,600enrollment
  • $28,921net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1400-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance26%
Carnegie Mellon University
C
Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

34 Average ACT

#5 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 14,029enrollment
  • $30,618net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance34%
Stony Brook University
S
Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 26,256enrollment
  • $15,605net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance73%
SUNY at Binghamton
B
Vestal, NY
SUNY at Binghamton

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

30 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 17,768enrollment
  • $17,424net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance85%
Columbia University in the City of New York
C
New York, NY
Columbia University in the City of New York

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

34 Average ACT

#22 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,077enrollment
  • $21,828net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance13%
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

30 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 28,673enrollment
  • $22,600net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance83%
Fordham University
F
Bronx, NY
Fordham University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

30 Average ACT

#14 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 16,515enrollment
  • $39,558net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1450SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance81%
Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

28 Average ACT

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,873net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance84%
Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

28 Average ACT

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,873net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance84%
Bucknell University
B
Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,668enrollment
  • $39,493net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1255-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance72%
Colgate University
C
Hamilton, NY
Colgate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

32 Average ACT

#21 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 2,969enrollment
  • $23,503net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance55%
Lehigh University
L
Bethlehem, PA
Lehigh University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

31 Average ACT

#4 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 6,849enrollment
  • $26,631net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.81*Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance64%
University of Rochester
R
Rochester, NY
University of Rochester

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

32 Average ACT

#9 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 11,817enrollment
  • $32,939net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance55%
Barnard College
B
New York, NY
Barnard College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

32 Average ACT

#5 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,562enrollment
  • $26,649net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance36%