By: Nicole at University Language On: September 28, 2009 In: Applying to College, Testing Comments: 1

ChartIf you’re wondering which Ivy League schools accept ACT scores, you’re in luck!
All Ivy League schools accept both ACT and SAT scores. In fact, a third of the applicants to Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania submit ACT scores with their applications.
Average ACT scores for Ivy League schools are much higher than the national average score, which is between 20 and 21. When you’re interpreting your ACT scores, remember that a perfect score on the ACT is a 36 and is equivalent to a 2400 on the SAT.

Ivy League Universities

Average ACT Score

(Middle 50%)

Harvard University

32-35

Princeton University

31-35

Yale University

31-35

University of Pennsylvania

30-34

Dartmouth College

30-34

Brown University

29-34

Columbia University

32-35

Cornell University

30-33

ACT vs. SAT in the Ivy League: Does It Matter?

In the past, some colleges accepted only the ACT in addition to your other application materials, and required your SAT scores as your primary test. But since 2007, all four-year universities accept the ACT for admissions purposes, and the schools in the Ivy League were some of the first to make the switch.
Save yourself the stress of worrying which test an Ivy League university prefers. Just find out which one matches your learning style by taking a few practice questions from both the ACT and SAT. The ACT focuses more on acquired knowledge rather than innate ability, and its questions may seem more straightforward than those on the SAT. So show off your strengths, especially when applying to Ivy League schools!
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Other posts you may be interested in:
Average ACT Scores for Top Schools
Ivy League SAT Scores
 SAT Scores for 25 Top Schools

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1 Comment:

    • jj vi
    • April 14, 2011
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    ACT is just as good as SAT.

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