A composite ACT score of 27 had a national rank of 85. National rank is the percentage of students who got under a certain score on the ACT. If you got a 27 on the ACT, you did better than 85 percent of all students who took the exam.
27 is a good ACT score. The highest ACT score possible is a 36, and a 27 is significantly higher than the average score of 20. Only fifteen percent of all test-takers score over 27 on the ACT.
Many highly-selective universities and liberal arts colleges look for applicants with ACT scores in the range of 27-31. The ivy leagues and other top colleges usually look for applicants with ACT scores in 32-36 range.
How do I improve my ACT score?
Preparing for the ACT can turn a good ACT score in an excellent one. Take an ACT practice test to see which areas you are strong in and where you can improve. Focus your ACT prep on the areas where you have the most opportunity for improvement to get the best ACT score possible.
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