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ACT Scores for Admission to Top Pennsylvania Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for 19 Top Schools

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What ACT scores do you need to get into one of the top Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania colleges.

Realize, of course, that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers in Pennsylvania 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:

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

Top Pennsylvania Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Allegheny 24 29 24 31 24 28
Bryn Mawr 26 30 25 29 26 33
Bucknell 27 31 27 33 26 31
Carnegie Mellon 29 33 29 34 29 34
Dickinson 27 30 - - - -
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Gettysburg 26 30 - - - -
Grove City 24 29 24 31 24 29
Haverford 29 33 - - - -
Juniata 23 30 23 30 22 28
Lafayette 27 30 27 32 26 32
Lehigh 28 31 - - - -
Muhlenberg 23 31 - - - -
Penn 30 34 31 35 29 34
Penn State 25 29 25 30 25 30
Pitt 25 30 25 32 25 31
Swarthmore 30 33 31 35 29 34
Ursinus 24 29 - - - -
Swarthmore 30 33 31 35 29 34
Villanova 28 31 28 33 27 32
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