Southern Colleges for a 36 on the ACT

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

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

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

List of 36 ACT Colleges

Displaying 30 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 81 target schools (good chance), 18 reach (harder) schools and 1,623 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

30 Average ACT

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $10,457net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1470SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.1Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance68%
The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#14 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $15,502net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance58%
Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

29 Average ACT

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $21,482net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance82%
University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

30 Average ACT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,331enrollment
  • $33,102net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 4.2Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance76%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 38,652enrollment
  • $15,961net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance78%
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

#12 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 30,011enrollment
  • $10,085net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.6Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance52%
Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

34 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,606enrollment
  • $24,386net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94*Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance20%
Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

34 Average ACT

#14 Best Colleges in America

  • 12,824enrollment
  • $25,855net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance22%
Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

34 Average ACT

#12 Best Colleges in America

  • 26,152enrollment
  • $28,999net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance26%
Baylor University
B
Waco, TX
Baylor University

Private 4 Year

8 reviews

29 Average ACT

#5 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 17,217enrollment
  • $38,372net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance74%
University of Maryland College Park
M
College Park, MD
University of Maryland College Park

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

31 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 41,200enrollment
  • $17,723net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1470SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 4.11Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance69%
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
N
Raleigh, NC
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

29 Average ACT

#16 Best Public Universities in America

  • 35,479enrollment
  • $14,958net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.37Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance78%
University of Virginia Main Campus
V
Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

32 Average ACT

#25 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 24,639enrollment
  • $17,579net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.22Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance48%
Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus
G
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

31 Average ACT

#20 Best Public Universities in America

  • 32,723enrollment
  • $16,883net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance43%
Emory University
E
Atlanta, GA
Emory University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

32 Average ACT

#24 Best Colleges in America

  • 14,458enrollment
  • $25,942net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance44%
Rice University
R
Houston, TX
Rice University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

34 Average ACT

#8 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,124enrollment
  • $20,335net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.96*Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance22%
College of William and Mary
W
Williamsburg, VA
College of William and Mary

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

32 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in America

  • 8,817enrollment
  • $18,551net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 4.12Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance64%
The University of Texas at Dallas
T
Richardson, TX
The University of Texas at Dallas

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#2 Best Value Colleges in Texas

  • 28,755enrollment
  • $10,455net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1460SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Your 36 ACT
Admission Chance92%