ACT Scores for Admission to Top Massachusetts Colleges

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

Amherst College
Amherst College. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

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.

Southeastern Conference Score Comparison (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
 ACT ScoresGPA-SAT-ACT
Admissions
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 CompositeEnglishMath
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Amherst313432352934see graph
Babson273126322733see graph
Boston College303331352833see graph
Brandeis293330352833see graph
Harvard323533353135see graph
Holy CrossTest-Optional Admissionssee graph
MIT333533353436see graph
Olin College323534353335see graph
SmithTest-Optional Admissionssee graph
Tufts3134----see graph
Wellesley303331352833see graph
Williams313432353035see graph
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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.

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics

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