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ACT Scores for Admission to Top Massachusetts Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for 12 Top Schools

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ACT Scores for Admission to Top Massachusetts Colleges

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Amherst Chapel
What ACT scores do you need to get into one of the top Massachusetts colleges or universities? This side-by-side comparison of scores shows 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 top Massachusetts colleges.

Realize, of course, that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers in Massachusetts will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

You can also check out these other ACT 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 the National Center for Educational Statistics

Top Massachusetts Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Amherst 30 34 31 35 29 34
Babson 26 29 - - - -
Boston College 29 32 29 34 28 33
Brandeis 28 32 28 33 27 33
Harvard 32 35 33 35 31 35
Holy Cross Test-Optional Admissions
MIT 32 35 31 35 34 36
Olin College 33 34 32 35 33 36
Smith Test-Optional Admissions
Tufts 30 33 - - - -
Wellesley 29 32 - - - -
Williams 30 34 - - - -
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