Congratulations to G. Huster, who earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. On average, only around one-tenth of 1 percent of pupils who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2017, only 2,760 out of more than 2 million graduates who took the ACT earned a composite score of 36.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1–36. A pupil's composite score is the average of the four test scores.
In a letter to the pupil recognizing this exceptional achievement, ACT Chief Executive Officer Marten Roorda stated, “Your achievement on the ACT is significant and rare. While test scores are just one of multiple criteria that most colleges consider when making admission decisions, your exceptional ACT composite score should prove helpful as you pursue your education and career goals.”
The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement exam that measures what pupils have learned in school. Pupils who earn a 36 composite score have likely mastered all of the skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in first-year college courses in the core subject areas.
G. Huster will apply to several top universities this autumn, including: MIT, Stanford, and several University of California campuses.