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ACT Scores for Admission to the Big Ten

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data

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If you're wondering if you have the ACT scores you'll need to get into one of the Big Ten universities, 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 admission to one of these universities.

Realize, of course, that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The Big Ten admissions officers will also be looking for a strong high school record and meaningful extracurricular activities.

You can also 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

Big Ten ACT Score Comparison (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)

ACT Scores
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Illinois 26 31 26 32 26 32
Indiana 24 29 23 30 24 29
Iowa 22 28 22 28 22 28
Michigan 28 32 28 34 27 33
Michigan State 23 28 22 29 23 28
Minnesota 25 30 24 31 25 30
Nebraska 22 29 21 29 22 29
Northwestern 31 34 31 35 32 35
Ohio State 26 30 25 32 26 31
Penn State 25 29 25 30 25 30
Purdue 24 30 23 30 25 31
Wisconsin 26 30 26 31 26 31
View the SAT version of this table

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