National Ranks for ACT Scores

Your national ranks tell you how your scores compare to those earned by recent high school graduates who took the ACT. The numbers indicate the cumulative percent of students who scored at or below a given score.

(based on ACT-tested high school graduates from 2013, 2014, and 2015 and reported on score reports during 2015-2016)

Find one of your subject area test scores, subscores or Composite score in the far left column. Read across to the column for that subject area, subscore or Composite to locate the national rank for that score. For example, the national rank for a Composite score of 22 is 63. This means 63 percent of recent high school graduates who took the ACT achieved a Composite score of 22 or below.

(based on ACT-tested high school graduates from 2013, 2014, and 2015 and reported on score reports during 2015-2016)

Find one of your scores in the far left column. Read across to the column for STEM, ELA or Writing to locate the national rank for that score. For example, the national rank for a writing score of 19 is 63. This means 63 percent of recent high school graduates who took the ACT achieved a writing score of 19 or below.

(based on ACT-tested high school graduates from 2013, 2014, and 2015 and reported on score reports for test dates prior to September 2015)

Find your score in the far left column. Read across to the column for that score to locate the rank for that score. For example, a Combined English/Writing score of 22 has a national rank of 62. This means 62 percent of recent high school graduates achieved a Combined English/Writing score of 22 or below.