Typical ACT scores for specific top schools
Posted by Dee
Thanks to a comment by Rocketsr71 on the post titled, “Typical SAT scores for specific top schools,” it is clear that some AdmitSpit readers are wondering about colleges’ ACT expectations. I couldn’t find a comprehensive list anywhere on the Internet that compiles the ACT expectations at each of the top schools, so I created one! The name of each school, along with any ACT score statistics or information, is provided. This data was taken from each college’s admissions Web site.
Brown: No ACT information. =(
CIT: For students admitted for the Class of 2010, the middle 50% of ACT scores was 33-35.
Columbia University: I couldn’t find any ACT information for either the College or Engineering.
Cornell: No information on ACT scores.
Dartmouth: For the Class of 2009, the middle 50% of ACT scores for students who matriculated was 29-34.
Duke: For the Class of 2010, the middle 50% of accepted students had ACT scores of 30-34. For Engineering students in the Class of 2010, the middle 50% of accepted students scored 32-34 on the ACT.
Georgetown: For students admitted in 2005, the middle 50% of accepted students scored 30-33 on the ACT.
Harvard: They didn’t list any statistical info on ACT scores.
Johns Hopkins University: For students for Fall of 2006, the middle 50% of admitted students had ACT scores of 30-34.
MIT: For the Class of 2010, the middle 50% of admitted students scored 30-34 for ACT Composite. More specifically, 19% of those admitted had between 30-36, 10% had 26-29, 6% had 21-25, and no admitted students had below a score of 21 on the ACT.
Northwestern: Hmm… couldn’t find any information on the Northwestern Web site. If someone finds these stats, send a comment!
NYU: No ACT score information.
Princeton: Hmm… couldn’t find any information on the Princeton Web site. If someone finds these stats, send a comment!
Rice University: For the Class of 2009, the middle 50% of the entering class scored between 30 and 34 on the ACT.
Stanford: For students who enrolled for the class entering in fall of 2005, the middle 50% scored 29-33 for ACT Composite, 29-34 for ACT Math, and again 29-34 for ACT English. More specifically, for the ACT Composite scores, 71% scored between 30-36, 27% scored 24-29, and 3% scored 18-23. For ACT Math, 69% scored 30-36, 28% scored 24-29, and 3% scored 18-23. For ACT English, 68% scored 30-36, 29% scored 24-29, and 3% scored 18-23.
UC Berkeley: For the Class of 2010, the average ACT score was 28 for admitted students.
UCLA: For the admitted students in the Class of 2010, the average ACT score was 28.
University of Chicago: For enrolled students in the Class of 2010, the distribution begins with 64% between 30-36 on the ACT. 26% scored 26-29, 10% scored 21-25, 1% scored 16-20, and no students fell below 16. The middle 50% of students scored 29-33 on the ACT.
University of Pennsylvania: For students accepted for the Class of 2010, the middle 50% of admitted students scored between 31 and 34 on the ACT.
Yale: Somewhat vague. The median ACT Composite score is in the “low 30s.”
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