ACT Scores for Ivy League Schools


Ivy League ACT Scores

In this episode of TuesdACT, I take a look at ACT scores and the prestigious Ivy League.

Here are some the questions I answer:

    1. What are the average ACT scores of admitted students at each member of the Ivy League? (spoiler alert: they are below as well)

    2. What are the average ACT Writing scores of admitted students at each member of the Ivy League? (teaser: the answer may surprise you)

    3. Do these traditionally SAT-focused schools really think ACT scores are just as good? (watch to find out!)


Ivy League School Middle 50% ACT Composite Scores
Princeton 31-35
Harvard 32-35
Yale 31-35
Columbia 31-34
UPenn 31-34
Dartmouth 30-34
Brown 30-34
Cornell 30-34



  • Kristin Fracchia

    Dr. Kristin Fracchia has over fifteen years of expertise in college and graduate school admissions and with a variety of standardized tests, including the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT, with several 99% scores. She had a PhD from the University of California, Irvine, an MA degree from The Catholic University, and BA degrees in Secondary Education and English Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park. She was the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award and the Chancellor’s Club Fellowship from the University of California, Irvine. She’s worked as a high school teacher and university professor, as an independent college and graduate school admissions counselor, and as an expert tutor for standardized tests, helping hundreds of students gain acceptance into premier national and international institutions. She now develops accessible and effective edtech products for Magoosh. Her free online content and YouTube videos providing test prep and college admissions advice have received over 6 million views in over 125 countries. Kristin is an advocate for improving access to education: you can check out her TEDx talk on the topic. Follow Kristin on LinkedIn!

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