In theory, you can get up to five questions wrong on the ACT (or miss them) and still get a 36. Buty they’d have to be in precise categories for you to do that.
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ACT Aspire tests are scored on kind of a funky scale that changes between subjects and between grades tested. For the ACT Aspire test given in grade 10 (the one that predicts your ACT scores for 11th grade), here’s how the scoring breaks down in the table below:
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What is a percentile anyway? Check out this post to learn how to use your ACT percentiles to see how you compare to other students who’ve taken the ACT!
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Chances are your opinions of what makes a good or bad ACT score are influenced by your friends, your school, your parents, so let’s take a look at some numbers to help broaden your perspective.
The 25th percentile of students scored a 32 on the ACT and the 75th percentile scored a 35. Yeah, this means that 25 percent of Columbia admits scored a 35 or 36 on the test. Amongst the first year students who submitted ACT scores, 82% of admitted students scored between a 32 and a 36, 17% scored between a 27 and 31, and only 1% scored below a 27.
Looking to get into a top university and wondering what ACT scores you’ll need? See our charts to find out exactly what you need to get into your dream college.