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:

Popularity Rank College ACT 25th Percentile ACT 75th Percentile Pageviews on Niche Overall Niche Grade Acceptance Rate
Popularity Rank 1
ACT 25th Percentile 31
ACT 75th Percentile 35
Pageviews on Niche 397,048
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 5.0%
Popularity Rank 2
ACT 25th Percentile 30
ACT 75th Percentile 33
Pageviews on Niche 301,068
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 16.6%
Popularity Rank 3
ACT 25th Percentile 32
ACT 75th Percentile 35
Pageviews on Niche 285,494
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 5.6%
Popularity Rank 4
ACT 25th Percentile 31
ACT 75th Percentile 34
Pageviews on Niche 231,844
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 28.5%
Popularity Rank 5
ACT 25th Percentile 31
ACT 75th Percentile 34
Pageviews on Niche 226,147
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 10.2%
Popularity Rank 6
ACT 25th Percentile 32
ACT 75th Percentile 34
Pageviews on Niche 212,037
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 16.7%
Popularity Rank 7
College Yale University
ACT 25th Percentile 31
ACT 75th Percentile 35
Pageviews on Niche 206,103
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 6.7%
Popularity Rank 8
ACT 25th Percentile 30
ACT 75th Percentile 34
Pageviews on Niche 203,573
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 15.1%
Popularity Rank 9
College UC Berkeley
ACT 25th Percentile 30
ACT 75th Percentile 34
Pageviews on Niche 198,898
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 16.9%
Popularity Rank 10
College Bowdoin College
ACT 25th Percentile 31
ACT 75th Percentile 33
Pageviews on Niche 198,878
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 14.9%
Popularity Rank 11
ACT 25th Percentile 31
ACT 75th Percentile 35
Pageviews on Niche 195,695
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 6.6%
Popularity Rank 12
College Duke University
ACT 25th Percentile 31
ACT 75th Percentile 34
Pageviews on Niche 192,576
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 11.4%
Popularity Rank 13
College MIT
ACT 25th Percentile 33
ACT 75th Percentile 35
Pageviews on Niche 191,517
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 8.3%
Popularity Rank 14
ACT 25th Percentile 30
ACT 75th Percentile 34
Pageviews on Niche 181,934
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 17.2%
Popularity Rank 15
College Boston College
ACT 25th Percentile 30
ACT 75th Percentile 33
Pageviews on Niche 178,794
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 28.5%
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The 15 Most Popular Colleges if your ACT score is Between 25-29:

Popularity Rank College ACT 25th Percentile ACT 75th Percentile Pageviews on Niche Niche Overall Grade Acceptance Rate
Popularity Rank 1
College UCLA
ACT 25th Percentile 28
ACT 75th Percentile 33
Pageviews on Niche 284,744
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 17.3%
Popularity Rank 2
ACT 25th Percentile 29
ACT 75th Percentile 32
Pageviews on Niche 272,122
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 32.1%
Popularity Rank 3
ACT 25th Percentile 29
ACT 75th Percentile 33
Pageviews on Niche 244,870
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 26.3%
Popularity Rank 4
College Penn State
ACT 25th Percentile 25
ACT 75th Percentile 29
Pageviews on Niche 243,361
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 51.3%
Popularity Rank 5
ACT 25th Percentile 27
ACT 75th Percentile 31
Pageviews on Niche 217,947
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 32.6%
Popularity Rank 6
College UT Austin
ACT 25th Percentile 26
ACT 75th Percentile 32
Pageviews on Niche 212,788
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 39.2%
Popularity Rank 7
ACT 25th Percentile 27
ACT 75th Percentile 31
Pageviews on Niche 212,100
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 47.5%
Popularity Rank 8
College UNC Chapel Hill
ACT 25th Percentile 28
ACT 75th Percentile 33
Pageviews on Niche 195,323
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 30.5%
Popularity Rank 9
ACT 25th Percentile 29
ACT 75th Percentile 33
Pageviews on Niche 195,048
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 29.8%
Popularity Rank 10
ACT 25th Percentile 29
ACT 75th Percentile 32
Pageviews on Niche 184,534
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 30.5%
Popularity Rank 11
ACT 25th Percentile 26
ACT 75th Percentile 31
Pageviews on Niche 178,618
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 32.6%
Popularity Rank 12
ACT 25th Percentile 26
ACT 75th Percentile 31
Pageviews on Niche 162,062
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 53.3%
Popularity Rank 13
ACT 25th Percentile 26
ACT 75th Percentile 30
Pageviews on Niche 153,784
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 52.9%
Popularity Rank 14
ACT 25th Percentile 29
ACT 75th Percentile 32
Pageviews on Niche 152,999
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 26.0%
Popularity Rank 15
ACT 25th Percentile 28
ACT 75th Percentile 32
Pageviews on Niche 151,652
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 29.4%
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The 15 Most Popular Colleges if your ACT score is Between 20-24:

Popularity Rank College ACT 25th Percentile ACT 75th Percentile Pageviews on Niche Niche Overall Grade Acceptance Rate
Popularity Rank 1
ACT 25th Percentile 24
ACT 75th Percentile 29
Pageviews on Niche 184,980
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 48.3%
Popularity Rank 2
ACT 25th Percentile 23
ACT 75th Percentile 27
Pageviews on Niche 157,155
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 72.6%
Popularity Rank 3
ACT 25th Percentile 24
ACT 75th Percentile 30
Pageviews on Niche 134,797
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 79.6%
Popularity Rank 4
ACT 25th Percentile 24
ACT 75th Percentile 29
Pageviews on Niche 125,836
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 66.6%
Popularity Rank 5
ACT 25th Percentile 22
ACT 75th Percentile 28
Pageviews on Niche 124,423
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 34.4%
Popularity Rank 6
ACT 25th Percentile 22
ACT 75th Percentile 28
Pageviews on Niche 121,457
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 55.7%
Popularity Rank 7
ACT 25th Percentile 22
ACT 75th Percentile 31
Pageviews on Niche 119,555
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 53.6%
Popularity Rank 8
ACT 25th Percentile 23
ACT 75th Percentile 28
Pageviews on Niche 117,592
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 82.9%
Popularity Rank 9
ACT 25th Percentile 23
ACT 75th Percentile 28
Pageviews on Niche 109,884
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 66.3%
Popularity Rank 10
ACT 25th Percentile 24
ACT 75th Percentile 30
Pageviews on Niche 106,176
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 78.0%
Popularity Rank 11
ACT 25th Percentile 20
ACT 75th Percentile 27
Pageviews on Niche 98,028
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 21.6%
Popularity Rank 12
ACT 25th Percentile 21
ACT 75th Percentile 27
Pageviews on Niche 95,116
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 76.4%
Popularity Rank 13
College UC Irvine
ACT 25th Percentile 24
ACT 75th Percentile 29
Pageviews on Niche 93,650
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 38.7%
Popularity Rank 14
ACT 25th Percentile 24
ACT 75th Percentile 28
Pageviews on Niche 92,333
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 64.4%
Popularity Rank 15
ACT 25th Percentile 21
ACT 75th Percentile 27
Pageviews on Niche 88,123
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 49.0%
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The 15 Most Popular Colleges if your ACT score is Between 16-19:

Popularity Rank College ACT 25th Percentile ACT 75th Percentile Pageviews on Niche Overall Niche Grade Acceptance Rate
Popularity Rank 1
ACT 25th Percentile 18
ACT 75th Percentile 24
Pageviews on Niche 58,845
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 67.9%
Popularity Rank 2
College CSU Chico
ACT 25th Percentile 19
ACT 75th Percentile 24
Pageviews on Niche 53,542
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 63.5%
Popularity Rank 3
College CSU Fullerton
ACT 25th Percentile 19
ACT 75th Percentile 24
Pageviews on Niche 52,364
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 41.9%
Popularity Rank 4
ACT 25th Percentile 17
ACT 75th Percentile 21
Pageviews on Niche 47,234
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 60.5%
Popularity Rank 5
College CSU Northridge
ACT 25th Percentile 16
ACT 75th Percentile 22
Pageviews on Niche 40,397
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 45.6%
Popularity Rank 6
ACT 25th Percentile 18
ACT 75th Percentile 24
Pageviews on Niche 37,532
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 83.1%
Popularity Rank 7
ACT 25th Percentile 19
ACT 75th Percentile 25
Pageviews on Niche 36,123
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 72.2%
Popularity Rank 8
ACT 25th Percentile 18
ACT 75th Percentile 23
Pageviews on Niche 34,499
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 51.4%
Popularity Rank 9
ACT 25th Percentile 19
ACT 75th Percentile 25
Pageviews on Niche 34,314
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 64.4%
Popularity Rank 10
ACT 25th Percentile 18
ACT 75th Percentile 23
Pageviews on Niche 33,102
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 87.7%
Popularity Rank 11
College CSU Sacramento
ACT 25th Percentile 17
ACT 75th Percentile 23
Pageviews on Niche 32,812
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 67.3%
Popularity Rank 12
ACT 25th Percentile 16
ACT 75th Percentile 20
Pageviews on Niche 30,875
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 51.2%
Popularity Rank 13
ACT 25th Percentile 19
ACT 75th Percentile 24
Pageviews on Niche 30,085
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 76.6%
Popularity Rank 14
ACT 25th Percentile 18
ACT 75th Percentile 22
Pageviews on Niche 30,073
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 83.1%
Popularity Rank 15
ACT 25th Percentile 18
ACT 75th Percentile 24
Pageviews on Niche 29,060
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 77.0%
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The 15 Most Popular Colleges if your ACT score is Below 16:

Popularity Rank College ACT 25th Percentile ACT 25th Percentile Pageviews on Niche Overall Niche Grade Acceptance Rate
Popularity Rank 1
College CSU Los Angeles
ACT 25th Percentile 15
ACT 25th Percentile 20
Pageviews on Niche 33,155
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 68.1%
Popularity Rank 2
ACT 25th Percentile 15
ACT 25th Percentile 21
Pageviews on Niche 16,530
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 77.0%
Popularity Rank 3
ACT 25th Percentile 15
ACT 25th Percentile 19
Pageviews on Niche 15,490
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 78.9%
Popularity Rank 4
ACT 25th Percentile 15
ACT 25th Percentile 18
Pageviews on Niche 14,817
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 63.7%
Popularity Rank 5
ACT 25th Percentile 15
ACT 25th Percentile 19
Pageviews on Niche 13,862
Overall Niche Grade C
Acceptance Rate 50.9%
Popularity Rank 6
ACT 25th Percentile 15
ACT 25th Percentile 19
Pageviews on Niche 13,760
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 52.8%
Popularity Rank 7
ACT 25th Percentile 15
ACT 25th Percentile 20
Pageviews on Niche 13,072
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 57.5%
Popularity Rank 8
ACT 25th Percentile 15
ACT 25th Percentile 17
Pageviews on Niche 10,295
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 86.7%
Popularity Rank 9
ACT 25th Percentile 15
ACT 25th Percentile 19
Pageviews on Niche 10,234
Overall Niche Grade C
Acceptance Rate 91.4%
Popularity Rank 10
ACT 25th Percentile 15
ACT 25th Percentile 18
Pageviews on Niche 9,290
Overall Niche Grade C
Acceptance Rate 49.1%
Popularity Rank 11
ACT 25th Percentile 14
ACT 25th Percentile 17
Pageviews on Niche 8,006
Overall Niche Grade C
Acceptance Rate 94.9%
Popularity Rank 12
College Dean College
ACT 25th Percentile 15
ACT 25th Percentile 20
Pageviews on Niche 7,750
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 67.4%
Popularity Rank 13
ACT 25th Percentile 15
ACT 25th Percentile 19
Pageviews on Niche 7,705
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 41.3%
Popularity Rank 14
ACT 25th Percentile 15
ACT 25th Percentile 18
Pageviews on Niche 6,964
Overall Niche Grade C-
Acceptance Rate 39.5%
Popularity Rank 15
ACT 25th Percentile 14
ACT 25th Percentile 18
Pageviews on Niche 6,925
Overall Niche Grade C-
Acceptance Rate 49.0%
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The Most Popular Colleges for Every ACT Score Range