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ACT Scores for Ivy League Admissions

A Side-by-Side Comparison of Ivy League Admissions Data

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If you're wondering if you have the ACT scores you'll need to get into an Ivy League school, here's a side-by-side comparison of scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for Ivy League admissions.

Realize, of course, that ACT scores are just one part of the application. It's possible to have perfect 36s for each ACT subject and still get rejected if other parts of your application are weak. Similarly, some students with scores significantly below the ranges listed here gain admission because they demonstrate other strengths.

To see a full profile of each Ivy League university, click on the names in the chart below. And be sure to check out these other ACT links (or SAT links):

ACT Comparison Charts: the Ivy League | top universities | top liberal arts colleges | more top liberal arts | top public universities | top public liberal arts colleges | University of California campuses | Cal State campuses | SUNY campuses | More ACT charts

data from National Center for Educational Statistics

ACT Score Comparison (mid 50%)
(learn what these numbers mean)

ACT Scores
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Brown 29 34 29 35 28 34
Columbia 31 34 32 35 29 35
Cornell 30 34 - - - -
Dartmouth 30 34 - - - -
Harvard 32 35 33 35 31 35
Princeton 31 35 32 35 30 35
U Penn 30 34 31 35 30 35
Yale 32 35 - - - -
View the SAT version of this table
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