At a Glance

The ACT is a standardized test used for college admissions along with SAT test. The ACT has four subjects - English, Math, Reading, and Science (and optional essay). The score range for each of the multiple-choice tests is 1–36 and the composite score is the average of the four test scores rounded to the nearest integer (number).
Massachusetts Institute of Technology has the highest ACT score (35) submitted by enrolled students and Johns Hopkins University has the second highest ACT score (35) based on academic year 2019-2020 college admission data.
Below table ranks and compares the Highest ACT Scores with the highest ACT score. You may want to view colleges with highest SAT score at the highest AAT score ranking page.

Highest ACT Scores Comparison Table

RankCollege NameSAT AverageSAT Evidence Based Reading & WritingSAT MathACT CompositeACT EnglishACT MathAcceptance RateYieldTuition & FeesStudent Population
1Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
1,5457557903536357.26%73.44%$53,45011,254
2Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
1,51574077535353411.06%42.19%$54,16028,890
3Rice University
Houston, TX
1,51574077535353410.89%38.87%$51,1077,643
4University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
1,5357507853536337.31%73.59%$59,29817,834
5Duke University
Durham, NC
1,5207457753536347.74%51.50%$57,63316,172
6Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
1,52074577534353311.62%39.87%$54,15813,537
7Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
1,5207507703436335.01%69.83%$53,96830,391
8Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO
1,52074078034353316.02%40.29%$56,89315,449
9Yale University
New Haven, CT
1,5207507703435336.53%54.98%$57,70012,060
10University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
1,5157407753435338.98%61.26%$60,04226,552
11Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
1,5157457703435336.66%56.44%$60,53230,135
12Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
1,51073078034353417.27%36.18%$58,48513,519
13Brown University
Providence, RI
1,5007407603435337.67%62.23%$60,5849,948
14Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
1,4907307603435339.31%52.03%$58,70122,603
15Northeastern University
Boston, MA
1,47572075534343320.48%23.70%$55,45222,905
16Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
1,5107407703435335.63%62.45%$48,5027,853
17Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
1,5007407603435339.22%53.60%$59,4586,292
18University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
1,47572575034--18.99%54.35%$57,69912,809
19Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
1,47071575534353310.71%58.92%$59,28223,620
20Tufts University
Medford, MA
1,45571574034--16.30%42.84%$60,86212,219
21Stanford University
Stanford, CA
1,4957357603335335.19%68.37%$56,16915,953
22Georgetown University
Washington, DC
1,46572574033353216.81%44.71%$57,92819,371
23Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA
1,45070574533333221.34%37.39%$33,96439,771
24New York University
New York, NY
1,45570575033--21.09%39.61%$54,88052,775
25Emory University
Atlanta, GA
1,45571074533--19.17%24.86%$53,86813,997
26Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
1,43068574533323330.27%14.82%$52,94811,465
27University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
1,43070073033343226.11%40.53%$54,09747,907
28University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
1,42069572533313117.48%39.75%$44,06642,327
29Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
1,41569572033343126.38%31.06%$60,20214,934
30Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ
1,40067572533333253.06%16.72%$55,9527,257
31University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
1,43570073532343116.11%35.97%$60,27546,287
32University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
1,42068573532333135.43%19.62%$58,24111,741
33University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA
1,41570071532343122.58%41.01%$53,62725,628
34Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
1,41568073532333033.40%21.97%$57,2305,440
35Boston University
Boston, MA
1,40568072532333020.09%23.78%$58,07232,718
36William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
1,39570069532333042.16%25.41%$46,8548,939
37University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD
1,37567570032333050.96%26.54%$36,89140,709
38Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
1,42069073032343011.11%36.93%$58,85213,927
39Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
1,40067073032--57.26%15.35%$57,0127,501
40Villanova University
Villanova, PA
1,39068071032333030.66%25.11%$57,46011,032
41Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
1,38568570032333027.47%32.44%$60,0153,054
42University of Richmond
University of Richmond, VA
1,37067070032--30.90%21.76%$56,8604,056
43George Washington University
Washington, DC
1,36068068032332943.04%17.40%$56,04927,017
44University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
1,37568569031322931.13%42.21%$28,65953,372
45University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
1,37566571031313036.61%17.60%$44,40239,576
46University of Georgia
Athens, GA
1,35567568031333048.38%41.37%$31,12039,147
47Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
1,35067068031322952.67%20.75%$58,54012,373
48Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
1,34765269531323049.54%22.32%$55,2607,067
49University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
1,34566568031302936.70%14.52%$44,16026,179
50United States Air Force Academy
USAF Academy, CO
1,32565067531313013.43%78.45%-4,307
51University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
1,38568570031322925.00%42.56%$36,15930,092
52Binghamton University
Vestal, NY
1,37067569531--43.03%17.66%$27,60418,148
53Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
1,35566069531303054.97%17.70%$39,8006,744
54United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
1,3406606803131299.08%83.73%-4,594
55United States Military Academy
West Point, NY
1,3256556703132308.64%81.61%-4,536
56Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
1,32064567531293073.86%19.26%$48,02816,158
57Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
1,36066569530--50.72%15.06%$52,9988,616
58Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
1,34066068030322837.53%26.56%$58,2023,726
59University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
1,33566067530322833.10%17.76%$53,68217,809
60University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA
1,33266267030302963.88%20.35%$33,70632,277
61University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
1,33064069030303063.30%27.36%$36,72052,679
62University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA
1,32764568230312955.86%28.73%$39,11448,149
63Babson College
Wellesley, MA
1,36066070030312926.97%34.40%$54,1443,340
64University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
1,36065071030292957.25%27.79%$38,63044,640
65The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
1,34066567530302931.95%46.25%$40,03250,476
66The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX
1,33565568030302979.36%28.42%$38,97028,669
67University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
1,33064069030292929.92%19.68%$43,50736,303
68Fordham University
Bronx, NY
1,32066066030322852.53%8.28%$55,77616,364
69North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
1,32065067030292846.22%32.62%$29,22036,042
70American University
Washington, DC
1,30567063530312738.65%20.75%$51,36114,001
71Clemson University
Clemson, SC
1,30065065030302861.94%23.70%$38,55026,406
72University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA
1,29564065530292865.32%19.20%$36,42731,642
73University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
1,28063065030302856.09%19.80%$40,50227,215
74Clark University
Worcester, MA
1,25063062030302647.13%14.45%$48,6023,405
75Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
1,33564569029302948.91%18.32%$27,76126,782
76Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH
1,32064068029302968.49%25.82%$33,50261,369
77California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
1,31565066529302938.43%23.79%$25,97122,440
78Brigham Young University-Provo
Provo, UT
1,30565565029302869.25%80.68%$5,97036,461
79Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
1,30065065029312850.14%15.76%$52,5779,686
80Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN
1,29563066529293067.15%23.26%$28,79446,655
81Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL
1,29562067529293060.66%16.97%$50,2306,325
82Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR
1,28965963029312779.82%11.41%$55,2663,157
83Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
1,28565063529302732.45%29.07%$21,68343,569
84Providence College
Providence, RI
1,28564564029312853.86%17.15%$54,3884,821
85Emerson College
Boston, MA
1,28565063529322641.05%17.17%$50,4445,115
86University of California-Davis
Davis, CA
1,28062066029282646.35%17.24%$44,35139,074
87Texas A & M University-College Station
College Station, TX
1,27063064029292863.27%40.96%$40,52670,418
88University of California-Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
1,26062563529272664.73%11.78%$43,77919,161
89Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO
1,31463468029282881.46%24.67%$30,0517,642
90Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
1,30564566029312841.85%14.88%$58,0029,554
91Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
1,29563066529302866.93%23.72%$31,78550,411
92Bentley University
Waltham, MA
1,27062065029292857.82%19.51%$53,7905,177
93University of Denver
Denver, CO
1,26563563029302760.67%9.97%$53,77513,856
94Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT
1,26563563029--56.13%15.82%$51,3255,513
95University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
1,25563562029292771.32%18.78%$43,95013,292
96University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN
1,35065070028282869.64%22.41%$33,32552,017
97New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ
1,29563066528282966.03%17.51%$33,38611,652
98University of Florida-Online
Gainesville, FL
1,28564564028302662.39%84.37%$16,5794,407
99Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
1,28063564528292877.19%9.70%$56,23823,589
100Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA
1,27063563528282765.77%32.65%$32,89337,024