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Is a 30 on the ACT good enough for Ivy League schools?

For the 2022–2023 school year, a composite score of 30 was at the 93rd cumulative percent. On the English Test, a 30 was at the 90th cumulative percent; on the Mathematics Test, the 95th cumulative percent; on the Reading Test, the 87th cumulative percent; on the Science Test, the 93rd cumulative percent.

Thus, for most students, 30 is a good score. However, a 30 is below the average score of students admitted to the nation’s most selective schools. For instance, at Harvard, the 25th percentile ACT score is 33 and the 75th percentile score is 36. At the Princeton, Brown, and Cornell, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale, this interquartile range is 33–35; at Columbia, 32–34.

If you feel you need to improve your score, don’t worry! Few students achieve their goal the first time they take the ACT; however, with long-term study of the concepts and practice applying them, all students can improve their scores.

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