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)

Composite 25% Composite 75% English 25% English 75% Math 25% Math 75% GPA-SAT-ACT
Admissions
Scattergram
Amherst 31 34 32 35 29 34 see graph
Babson 27 31 26 32 27 33 see graph
Boston College 30 33 31 35 28 33 see graph
Brandeis 29 33 30 35 28 33 see graph
Harvard 32 35 33 35 31 35 see graph
MIT 33 35 33 35 34 36 see graph
Olin College 32 35 34 35 33 35 see graph
Tufts 31 34 - - - - see graph
Wellesley 30 33 31 35 28 33 see graph
Williams 31 34 32 35 30 35 see graph

*Note: Holy Cross and Smith are not included due to their policy of test-optional admissions.

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