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Popular Colleges by ACT

The Most Popular Colleges for Every ACT Score Range

Where are kids with your ACT score going to college?

We listed the most popular colleges by pageviews on Niche for each ACT score range. Find out which are the most popular among Niche users and see what scores you need to get in!

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The 15 Most Popular Colleges if your ACT score is above 30:

RANK COLLEGE NAME ACT 25th PERCENTILE ACT 75th PERCENTILE PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE OVERALL NICHE GRADE ACCEPTANCE RATE
RANK 1
COLLEGE NAME Stanford University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 31
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 35
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 780,741
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 5%
RANK 2
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 30
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 33
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 678,465
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 17%
RANK 3
COLLEGE NAME Harvard University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 32
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 35
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 657,140
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 5%
RANK 4
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 31
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 34
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 540,192
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 29%
RANK 5
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 32
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 35
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 536,563
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 9%
RANK 6
COLLEGE NAME Cornell University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 31
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 34
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 484,817
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 14%
RANK 7
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 33
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 35
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 462,908
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 8%
RANK 8
COLLEGE NAME Rice University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 32
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 35
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 452,886
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 15%
RANK 9
COLLEGE NAME Columbia University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 32
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 35
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 443,760
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 7%
RANK 10
COLLEGE NAME Duke University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 31
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 34
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 428,575
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 11%
RANK 11
COLLEGE NAME Brown University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 31
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 34
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 414,251
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 9%
RANK 12
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 31
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 34
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 408,200
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 17%
RANK 13
COLLEGE NAME Yale University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 32
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 35
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 403,173
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 6%
RANK 14
COLLEGE NAME Boston College
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 30
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 33
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 401,982
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 31%
RANK 15
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 32
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 34
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 391,903
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 17%
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The 15 Most Popular Colleges if your ACT score is Between 25-29:

RANK COLLEGE NAME ACT 25th PERCENTILE ACT 75th PERCENTILE PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE OVERALL NICHE GRADE ACCEPTANCE RATE
RANK 1
COLLEGE NAME New York University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 29
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 33
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 669,461
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 32%
RANK 2
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 28
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 33
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 629,450
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 18%
RANK 3
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 29
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 33
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 551,506
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 29%
RANK 4
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 26
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 32
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 496,024
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 40%
RANK 5
COLLEGE NAME Penn State
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 25
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 29
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 494,359
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 56%
RANK 6
COLLEGE NAME Boston University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 28
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 32
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 477,941
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 29%
RANK 7
COLLEGE NAME University of Florida
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 27
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 31
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 427,995
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 46%
RANK 8
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 28
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 33
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 408,728
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 27%
RANK 9
COLLEGE NAME University of Virginia
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 29
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 33
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 401,791
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 30%
RANK 10
COLLEGE NAME University of Georgia
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 26
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 31
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 388,153
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 54%
RANK 11
COLLEGE NAME Tulane University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 29
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 32
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 383,773
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 26%
RANK 12
COLLEGE NAME Purdue University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 25
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 31
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 364,268
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 56%
RANK 13
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 26
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 32
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 357,348
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 45%
RANK 14
COLLEGE NAME Syracuse University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 25
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 29
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 350,241
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A
ACCEPTANCE RATE 52%
RANK 15
COLLEGE NAME University of Miami
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 28
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 32
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 340,250
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 38%
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The 15 Most Popular Colleges if your ACT score is Between 20-24:

RANK COLLEGE NAME ACT 25th PERCENTILE ACT 75th PERCENTILE PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE OVERALL NICHE GRADE ACCEPTANCE RATE
RANK 1
COLLEGE NAME Texas A&M University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 24
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 30
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 325,194
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 67%
RANK 2
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 22
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 27
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 265,928
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A
ACCEPTANCE RATE 72%
RANK 3
COLLEGE NAME Temple University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 22
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 28
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 256,566
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A
ACCEPTANCE RATE 52%
RANK 4
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 24
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 29
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 249,003
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A
ACCEPTANCE RATE 66%
RANK 5
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 23
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 28
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 248,387
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A-
ACCEPTANCE RATE 35%
RANK 6
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 24
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 30
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 246,404
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A
ACCEPTANCE RATE 41%
RANK 7
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 22
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 28
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 237,697
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A
ACCEPTANCE RATE 82%
RANK 8
COLLEGE NAME University of Delaware
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 22
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 29
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 229,517
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A
ACCEPTANCE RATE 70%
RANK 9
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 20
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 26
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 216,520
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A-
ACCEPTANCE RATE 32%
RANK 10
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 24
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 30
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 213,034
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A
ACCEPTANCE RATE 79%
RANK 11
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 23
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 28
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 210,449
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A-
ACCEPTANCE RATE 71%
RANK 12
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 23
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 31
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 207,252
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A
ACCEPTANCE RATE 53%
RANK 13
COLLEGE NAME High Point University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 21
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 26
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 188,821
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B
ACCEPTANCE RATE 79%
RANK 14
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 24
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 28
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 188,109
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A-
ACCEPTANCE RATE 50%
RANK 15
COLLEGE NAME Liberty University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 21
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 28
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 179,286
OVERALL NICHE GRADE A-
ACCEPTANCE RATE 24%
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The 15 Most Popular Colleges if your ACT score is Between 16-19:

RANK COLLEGE NAME ACT 25th PERCENTILE ACT 75th PERCENTILE PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE OVERALL NICHE GRADE ACCEPTANCE RATE
RANK 1
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 18
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 24
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 113,083
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B-
ACCEPTANCE RATE 68%
RANK 2
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 19
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 24
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 105,216
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 48%
RANK 3
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 19
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 24
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 99,437
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 65%
RANK 4
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 18
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 22
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 94,256
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B
ACCEPTANCE RATE 54%
RANK 5
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 16
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 23
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 78,951
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B
ACCEPTANCE RATE 48%
RANK 6
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 18
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 25
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 69,302
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B
ACCEPTANCE RATE 85%
RANK 7
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 19
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 24
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 65,039
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 64%
RANK 8
COLLEGE NAME Florida A&M University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 19
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 24
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 63,436
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 31%
RANK 9
COLLEGE NAME Stockton University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 19
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 24
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 63,323
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 77%
RANK 10
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 17
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 22
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 61,793
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B
ACCEPTANCE RATE 72%
RANK 11
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 18
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 23
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 59,333
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B
ACCEPTANCE RATE 78%
RANK 12
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 19
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 25
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 58,265
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 82%
RANK 13
COLLEGE NAME La Salle University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 19
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 25
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 58,132
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 77%
RANK 14
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 19
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 25
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 58,131
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B
ACCEPTANCE RATE 89%
RANK 15
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 18
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 21
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 54,741
OVERALL NICHE GRADE C+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 72%
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The 15 Most Popular Colleges if your ACT score is Below 16:

RANK COLLEGE NAME ACT 25th PERCENTILE ACT 75th PERCENTILE PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE OVERALL NICHE GRADE ACCEPTANCE RATE
RANK 1
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 15
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 20
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 74,989
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B-
ACCEPTANCE RATE 64%
RANK 2
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 15
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 19
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 39,437
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B-
ACCEPTANCE RATE 85%
RANK 3
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 15
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 19
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 28,516
OVERALL NICHE GRADE C+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 94%
RANK 4
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 15
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 19
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 27,992
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B-
ACCEPTANCE RATE 48%
RANK 5
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 15
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 19
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 26,325
OVERALL NICHE GRADE C+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 51%
RANK 6
COLLEGE NAME Bowie State University
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 15
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 19
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 25,647
OVERALL NICHE GRADE C+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 41%
RANK 7
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 15
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 19
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 24,995
OVERALL NICHE GRADE C+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 46%
RANK 8
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 15
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 18
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 23,305
OVERALL NICHE GRADE C+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 64%
RANK 9
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 15
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 17
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 19,237
OVERALL NICHE GRADE B-
ACCEPTANCE RATE 85%
RANK 10
COLLEGE NAME Dean College
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 15
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 20
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 17,664
OVERALL NICHE GRADE C
ACCEPTANCE RATE 89%
RANK 11
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 15
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 19
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 17,473
OVERALL NICHE GRADE C
ACCEPTANCE RATE 87%
RANK 12
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 15
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 18
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 15,090
OVERALL NICHE GRADE C
ACCEPTANCE RATE 40%
RANK 13
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 14
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 17
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 13,398
OVERALL NICHE GRADE C+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 86%
RANK 14
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 10
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 19
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 11,092
OVERALL NICHE GRADE C+
ACCEPTANCE RATE 26%
RANK 15
ACT 25th PERCENTILE 15
ACT 75th PERCENTILE 18
PAGEVIEWS ON NICHE 10,890
OVERALL NICHE GRADE C
ACCEPTANCE RATE 42%
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