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Is a 29 on the ACT considered a good score?

Hey everyone! I just got my ACT score back and got a 29. I'm not sure if that's a good score or not. Can anyone let me know if this is considered a good score for college applications? Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Hi there! Well, first of all, congratulations on your ACT score! A 29 is definitely considered a good score, as it falls within the 91st percentile of test-takers. This means you scored higher than 91% of students who took the exam.

Your score will be competitive at a wide range of colleges, but keep in mind that there may be some schools out there, especially highly selective ones, that typically look for even higher scores. If you have a specific college or group of colleges in mind, you can research their average ACT scores for admitted students to get a better idea of how competitive your 29 is for those schools.

Remember, though, that colleges consider a lot more than just test scores in their admissions decisions—they'll also evaluate your GPA, extracurricular, and personal essays, among other factors. If you're wondering how your overall profile stacks up at your top schools, you can check out CollegeVine's chancing engine, which accounts for every piece of your application to give you personalized odds of acceptance at each school on your list: https://www.collegevine.com/admissions-calculator.

Overall, you should be proud of your 29, but don't forget to invest time in other aspects of your application to ensure a well-rounded package. Best of luck with your college journey!

7 months ago

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