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 University of Chicago has the second highest ACT score (34) 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
1,5407507903536356.70%77.22%$53,45011,574
2University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
1,5357507853436336.17%80.77%$59,29817,002
3Duke University
Durham, NC
1,5257457803435347.60%54.31%$57,63316,606
4Washington University in St Louis
Saint Louis, MO
1,52074078034353313.85%49.18%$56,89315,852
5Rice University
Houston, TX
1,5207457753435348.72%40.83%$51,1077,124
6Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
1,5157407753435335.78%70.45%$48,5028,374
7Yale University
New Haven, CT
1,5157457703436336.08%69.17%$57,70013,433
8Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
1,5157407753435344.64%82.08%$53,96831,566
9Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA
1,51073078034343415.44%37.15%$58,48514,029
10Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
1,5107357753435339.12%47.15%$54,15812,824
11Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
1,51073577534353311.17%42.42%$54,16026,152
12University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
1,5057307753435347.66%69.65%$60,04225,860
13Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
1,5057357703435335.45%62.82%$60,53231,077
14Brown University
Providence, RI
1,5057357703435337.07%60.81%$60,58410,257
15Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
1,4957307653435339.05%54.61%$58,70122,127
16Stanford University
Stanford, CA
1,5057357703435334.34%82.35%$56,16917,381
17Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
1,5007407603435337.93%63.47%$59,4586,572
18Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
1,48072076034353310.85%59.83%$59,28223,600
19University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
1,47572075534--15.83%58.35%$57,69912,607
20Northeastern University
Boston, MA
1,46571575034343318.05%26.65%$55,45221,627
21Tufts University
Medford, MA
1,46571575033--14.95%47.36%$60,86211,586
22Georgetown University
Washington, DC
1,46572574033353214.36%48.46%$57,92819,204
23University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
1,43069573533323216.25%45.21%$44,06642,501
24Emory University
Atlanta, GA
1,44570574033--15.60%29.35%$53,86814,458
25University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
1,44570574033343111.42%41.92%$60,27547,310
26University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
1,43570073533343222.91%45.89%$54,09746,716
27Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ
1,42068074033333239.96%23.15%$55,9526,929
28Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
1,42069572533343127.22%23.73%$60,20214,720
29Villanova University
Villanova, PA
1,39568071533343028.24%26.20%$57,46011,030
30Tulane University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
1,44070573532343012.87%33.53%$58,85212,646
31New York University
New York, NY
1,44070074032--16.20%44.68%$54,88051,847
32University of Virginia-Main Campus
Charlottesville, VA
1,43070572532333123.94%40.09%$53,62724,639
33Boston University
Boston, MA
1,42568574032333018.94%26.78%$58,07234,657
34Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
1,42568074532333227.36%17.23%$52,94811,890
35University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
1,41569572032323112.32%43.15%$43,00344,537
36William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA
1,41570071532333037.68%27.66%$46,8548,817
37University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
1,40568072532333029.71%23.33%$58,24111,817
38Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
1,43569574032343029.90%25.45%$57,2305,800
39Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Atlanta, GA
1,40568072532323220.58%40.56%$33,96432,723
40University of Maryland-College Park
College Park, MD
1,37567070532333044.18%29.34%$36,89141,200
41George Washington University
Washington, DC
1,37567570032332940.84%23.77%$56,04928,172
42University of Richmond
University of Richmond, VA
1,37567570032--28.33%23.77%$56,8604,002
43Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
1,39068071031323047.29%23.39%$58,54011,649
44Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
1,39066572531--47.41%18.85%$57,0127,895
45Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
1,36565571031333032.10%27.99%$55,2606,849
46University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
1,40569071531322922.63%43.52%$36,15930,011
47University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
1,39068570531312936.58%47.07%$28,65952,218
48Binghamton University
Vestal, NY
1,36066569531--40.53%19.15%$27,60417,768
49University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
1,35566569031322927.13%20.88%$53,68217,331
50University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
1,35566569031302929.56%17.86%$44,16025,976
51University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Pittsburgh, PA
1,35066568531312956.65%22.15%$33,70628,673
52United States Air Force Academy
USAF Academy, CO
1,33565568031313011.08%98.69%-4,336
53University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
1,37066570530302931.48%19.28%$44,40237,887
54Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
1,36066569530--48.82%17.48%$52,9988,642
55Ohio State University-Main Campus
Columbus, OH
1,35564571030312953.74%30.10%$33,50261,170
56The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
1,35567068530303031.82%47.98%$40,03251,832
57Fordham University
Bronx, NY
1,34566568030322945.88%10.32%$55,77616,515
58University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Seattle, WA
1,34565069530303051.76%29.64%$39,11447,400
59Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
1,34366068330322934.23%28.61%$58,2023,668
60Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
1,31066564530303053.08%20.54%$39,8006,325
61University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
1,39066572530302954.42%31.61%$38,63043,463
62Babson College
Wellesley, MA
1,36065570530313026.41%35.71%$54,1443,357
63The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX
1,35066069030292978.59%36.17%$38,97028,755
64Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA
1,34065568530322831.72%17.93%$58,0027,961
65North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
1,33565568030292945.13%34.68%$29,22035,479
66University of Georgia
Athens, GA
1,33066566530312845.30%41.46%$31,12038,652
67Clemson University
Clemson, SC
1,31565566030312851.26%26.39%$38,55024,951
68Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
1,31564567030282970.73%19.21%$48,02816,463
69United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
1,3506656852929318.33%86.84%-4,512
70University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
1,34065069029302959.03%29.84%$36,72049,702
71California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
1,34066068029302928.42%30.02%$25,97122,013
72Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
1,33564069529292944.15%20.60%$27,76126,256
73Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO
1,32565067529292979.18%28.57%$30,0518,601
74Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
1,32066066029312843.84%18.00%$52,5779,838
75Bentley University
Waltham, MA
1,32064068029292946.72%22.41%$53,7905,460
76Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR
1,31067064029312772.16%11.98%$55,2663,396
77St Olaf College
Northfield, MN
1,31065066029292847.51%29.80%$51,4503,048
78Emerson College
Boston, MA
1,30565565029312633.35%18.40%$50,4444,573
79University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
1,30564066529302949.42%20.77%$40,50227,412
80American University
Washington, DC
1,30066064029312636.08%26.21%$51,36114,311
81Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL
1,29562067529293060.23%19.20%$50,2306,753
82University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Amherst, MA
1,29063565529292863.80%21.44%$36,42730,593
83Baylor University
Waco, TX
1,29064065029302745.33%21.10%$49,24617,217
84University of California-Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
1,29063565529282751.31%12.97%$43,77919,700
85Providence College
Providence, RI
1,28064064029302747.46%20.08%$54,3884,674
86University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN
1,37065571529292856.74%27.21%$33,32550,734
87Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
1,32063568529292961.22%28.94%$31,78550,254
88Brigham Young University-Provo
Provo, UT
1,31566065529302867.49%80.88%$5,97034,499
89Purdue University-Main Campus
West Lafayette, IN
1,31564067529293059.83%24.76%$28,79444,474
90University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA
1,29562067529272726.54%23.93%$43,50736,032
91University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
1,28064064029302748.69%17.05%$52,8649,073
92Texas A & M University-College Station
College Station, TX
1,27563064529292857.80%43.23%$40,52668,679
93University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
1,27064063029302767.30%20.37%$43,95013,395
94University of Denver
Denver, CO
1,26063063029292758.71%10.94%$53,77511,952
95University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL
1,36466969528302782.57%34.24%$23,7349,736
96Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA
1,29063565528292774.70%13.37%$56,23824,634
97University of California-Davis
Davis, CA
1,29063066028272638.87%19.62%$44,35138,167
98Chapman University
Orange, CA
1,28564064528302655.65%22.26%$57,2149,608
99Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA
1,28563565028282870.04%34.17%$32,89334,683
100Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
1,28062565528292844.38%23.37%$55,08822,803