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The Best Colleges for a 28 on the ACT


What colleges can I get into with an ACT score of 28?

With a 28 on the ACT, these are the colleges you should have a chance to get into.

CollegeSimply analyzed the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges and found 692 schools where a 28 places you within or slightly outside the middle fifty percent of admitted students. The colleges are ranked by their position on our best colleges ranking and thus represent the better schools you may be able to get into and those which have historically accepted a 28.

Is a 28 on the ACT a good score? Yes, it's very good. It places you in approximately the 91st percentile nationally for all students who took the ACT.

For comparison purposes, a 28 on the ACT converts to a 1320 on the SAT based on College Board concordance for the new SAT. Not all colleges report both SAT and ACT score admission data so you should check our comparable listings for both standardized tests to find academically similar schools.

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College ACT 25th ACT 75th Chance with 28
Alabama Colleges with a 28 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 28
The University of Alabama
26 ACT Average
22 31 Avg + 60%  Chance
Birmingham Southern College
26 ACT Average
23 29 Avg + 62%  Chance
Spring Hill College
24 ACT Average
22 27 Good 62%  Chance
University of Alabama at Birmingham
25 ACT Average
22 28 Avg + 72%  Chance
Auburn University
27 ACT Average
24 30 Avg + 81%  Chance
Samford University
26 ACT Average
23 29 Avg + 95%  Chance
University of Alabama at Huntsville
27 ACT Average
24 30 Avg + 84%  Chance
University of Mobile
22 ACT Average
19 25 Good 82%  Chance
University of Montevallo
23 ACT Average
20 26 Good 85%  Chance
Jacksonville State University
23 ACT Average
20 26 Good 83%  Chance
University of North Alabama
22 ACT Average
19 25 Good 80%  Chance
University of South Alabama
22 ACT Average
20 25 Good 93%  Chance
Troy University
22 ACT Average
19 26 Good 97%  Chance
Judson College
22 ACT Average
19 25 Good 100%  Chance
Marion Military Institute
22 ACT Average
19 26 Good 78%  Chance
Southeastern Bible College
22 ACT Average
18 25 Good 99%  Chance

Alaska Colleges with a 28 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 28
Alaska Pacific University
22 ACT Average
17 26 Good 59%  Chance
University of Alaska Fairbanks
22 ACT Average
18 26 Good 86%  Chance

Arizona Colleges with a 28 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 28
Arizona State University
26 ACT Average
23 28 Avg + 90%  Chance
Prescott College
23 ACT Average
19 27 Good 82%  Chance

Arkansas Colleges with a 28 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 28
University of Arkansas
26 ACT Average
23 28 Avg + 74%  Chance
John Brown University
27 ACT Average
24 30 Avg + 77%  Chance
Ouachita Baptist University
24 ACT Average
21 28 Avg + 80%  Chance
Hendrix College
28 ACT Average
25 32 Avg - 82%  Chance
Lyon College
24 ACT Average
22 27 Good 77%  Chance
Harding University
25 ACT Average
22 28 Avg + 99%  Chance
Arkansas State University Main Campus
24 ACT Average
21 26 Good 87%  Chance
University of Central Arkansas
23 ACT Average
20 26 Good 97%  Chance
University of the Ozarks
22 ACT Average
20 25 Good 99%  Chance

California Colleges with a 28 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 28
University of California Los Angeles
30 ACT Average
28 33 Reach 12%  Chance
Claremont McKenna College
31 ACT Average
29 33 Reach 5%  Chance
University of California San Diego
30 ACT Average
28 33 Reach 25%  Chance
University of California Davis
28 ACT Average
25 31 Avg - 38%  Chance
University of California Santa Barbara
28 ACT Average
26 31 Avg - 33%  Chance
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
28 ACT Average
26 31 Avg - 31%  Chance
University of California Irvine
26 ACT Average
24 29 Avg + 49%  Chance
Occidental College
30 ACT Average
28 31 Reach 36%  Chance
Pepperdine University
28 ACT Average
25 30 Avg + 43%  Chance
Santa Clara University
30 ACT Average
27 32 Avg - 44%  Chance
Soka University of America
27 ACT Average
24 30 Avg + 50%  Chance
Chapman University
28 ACT Average
25 30 Avg + 53%  Chance
University of California Santa Cruz
28 ACT Average
25 30 Avg + 55%  Chance
Loyola Marymount University
28 ACT Average
25 30 Avg + 56%  Chance
San Diego State University
25 ACT Average
22 28 Avg + 47%  Chance
University of San Diego
28 ACT Average
26 30 Avg - 52%  Chance
University of California Riverside
26 ACT Average
23 28 Avg + 71%  Chance
University of the Pacific
26 ACT Average
22 29 Avg + 75%  Chance
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
24 ACT Average
20 27 Good 58%  Chance
University of San Francisco
26 ACT Average
24 28 Avg + 75%  Chance
California State University Long Beach
23 ACT Average
20 26 Good 56%  Chance