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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 722 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 the top 88th percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT this year.

For comparison purposes, a 28 on the ACT converts to a 1310 on the SAT based on the College Board / ACT concordance. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

College ACT 25th ACT 75th Chance with 28
University of California Los Angeles
30 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
28 33 Reach 13%  Chance
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
31 ACT Average
Ann Arbor, Michigan
29 33 Reach 16%  Chance
Davidson College
30 ACT Average
Davidson, North Carolina
28 33 Reach 14%  Chance
University of Virginia Main Campus
31 ACT Average
Charlottesville, Virginia
29 33 Reach 16%  Chance
Brandeis University
31 ACT Average
Waltham, Massachusetts
29 33 Reach 18%  Chance
New York University
31 ACT Average
New York, New York
29 33 Reach 18%  Chance
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
30 ACT Average
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
28 33 Reach 19%  Chance
Kenyon College
31 ACT Average
Gambier, Ohio
29 33 Reach 14%  Chance
Oberlin College
31 ACT Average
Oberlin, Ohio
29 33 Reach 15%  Chance
University of California San Diego
30 ACT Average
La Jolla, California
27 33 Avg - 28%  Chance
Babson College
29 ACT Average
Wellesley, Massachusetts
27 31 Avg - 20%  Chance
Boston University
30 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
28 32 Reach 19%  Chance
Macalester College
31 ACT Average
Saint Paul, Minnesota
29 33 Reach 21%  Chance
United States Military Academy
28 ACT Average
West Point, New York
26 31 Avg - 10%  Chance
Reed College
31 ACT Average
Portland, Oregon
29 33 Reach 17%  Chance
Bucknell University
30 ACT Average
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
28 32 Reach 20%  Chance
Lehigh University
30 ACT Average
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
29 32 Reach 15%  Chance
College of William and Mary
30 ACT Average
Williamsburg, Virginia
28 33 Reach 28%  Chance
Lafayette College
29 ACT Average
Easton, Pennsylvania
27 31 Avg - 23%  Chance
University of Richmond
30 ACT Average
University of Richmond, Virginia
29 32 Reach 19%  Chance
University of California Santa Barbara
30 ACT Average
Santa Barbara, California
27 32 Avg - 31%  Chance
American University
28 ACT Average
Washington, District Of Columbia
26 31 Avg - 26%  Chance
George Washington University
30 ACT Average
Washington, District Of Columbia
27 32 Avg - 35%  Chance
Stevens Institute of Technology
31 ACT Average
Hoboken, New Jersey
29 33 Reach 22%  Chance
Skidmore College
28 ACT Average
Saratoga Springs, New York
26 30 Avg - 29%  Chance
Rhode Island School of Design
27 ACT Average
Providence, Rhode Island
24 30 Avg + 38%  Chance
The University of Texas at Austin
29 ACT Average
Austin, Texas
26 32 Avg - 36%  Chance
Soka University of America
28 ACT Average
Aliso Viejo, California
26 30 Avg - 38%  Chance
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
28 ACT Average
San Luis Obispo, California
26 31 Avg - 29%  Chance
Pepperdine University
28 ACT Average
Malibu, California
26 31 Avg - 37%  Chance
University of Miami
30 ACT Average
Coral Gables, Florida
28 32 Reach 26%  Chance
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
30 ACT Average
Troy, New York
28 32 Reach 32%  Chance
University of California Davis
28 ACT Average
Davis, California
25 31 Avg - 42%  Chance
University of California Irvine
27 ACT Average
Irvine, California
24 30 Avg + 45%  Chance
Occidental College
30 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
28 31 Reach 37%  Chance
University of Maryland College Park
31 ACT Average
College Park, Maryland
29 33 Reach 29%  Chance
St Olaf College
28 ACT Average
Northfield, Minnesota
26 31 Avg - 45%  Chance
SUNY at Binghamton
30 ACT Average
Vestal, New York
28 31 Reach 33%  Chance
Denison University
30 ACT Average
Granville, Ohio
28 32 Reach 32%  Chance
University of Tulsa
30 ACT Average
Tulsa, Oklahoma
26 33 Avg - 34%  Chance
Trinity University
29 ACT Average
San Antonio, Texas
27 31 Avg - 35%  Chance
University of Washington Seattle Campus
29 ACT Average
Seattle, Washington
26 32 Avg - 41%  Chance
Santa Clara University
30 ACT Average
Santa Clara, California
28 32 Reach 35%  Chance
Colorado School of Mines
30 ACT Average
Golden, Colorado
29 32 Reach 25%  Chance
University of Florida
29 ACT Average
Gainesville, Florida
27 31 Avg - 40%  Chance
Bentley University
28 ACT Average
Waltham, Massachusetts
25 30 Avg + 51%  Chance
Fordham University
29 ACT Average
Bronx, New York
27 31 Avg - 39%  Chance
Texas Christian University
28 ACT Average
Fort Worth, Texas
25 30 Avg + 43%  Chance
University of Connecticut
28 ACT Average
Storrs, Connecticut
26 31 Avg - 49%  Chance
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
28 ACT Average
Minneapolis, Minnesota
26 31 Avg - 44%  Chance