The Best Colleges for a 28 on the ACT

What colleges can I apply to with an ACT score of 28?

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all U.S. colleges, we've found 403 schools where submitting a 28 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students' average ACT scores. The colleges are ranked by their position on the CollegeSimply best colleges ranking. They represent the top schools where you will be a competitive applicant and those which have historically accepted a 28 ACT score. You can view your reach schools and safety schools by using the admission chance filter. Keep in mind, an ACT score alone won't get you admitted. It's equally important to have the GPA that the college is expecting for incoming students.

Is a 28 a good ACT score?

Yes, a score of 28 is very good. It places you in the top 88th percentile nationally out of the 2 million test takers of the ACT entrance exam. The score indicates you've done a significantly above above average job answering the questions on the English, Math, Reading and Science sections of the test. If a 28 isn't strong enough to get into your dream school, consider taking a test prep course to see if you can raise your score.

What is the SAT equivalent to a 28 ACT score?

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.

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Displaying 403 target schools where your 28 ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted applicants. You have a competitive chance at being accepted but admission is not a sure thing. Hint: You also have 57 reach schools and 1,065 safety schools you can consider.

28 ACT Score : The Best Colleges You Can Get Into
College ACT Score Range
S

Georgetown, TX

23-29
L

Appleton, WI

27-31
M

Allentown, PA

26-30
W

Santa Barbara, CA

23-30
S

San Diego, CA

22-28
R

Terre Haute, IN

28-33
H

Geneva, NY

25-30
I

Bloomington, IL

24-29
P

West Lafayette, IN

25-32
B

Provo, UT

26-31
V

Blacksburg, VA

25-31
C

Orlando, FL

25-29
B

Beloit, WI

21-29
D

Greencastle, IN

23-29
C

Riverside, CA

23-29
V

Lexington, VA

24-30
S

New Paltz, NY

24-29
M

Amherst, MA

26-31
I

Chicago, IL

26-31
U

Buffalo, NY

24-29
A

Meadville, PA

24-30
D

Newark, DE

25-30
T

College Station, TX

25-31
W

Spartanburg, SC

27-30
t

Stockton, CA

22-30

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, a score of 28 is very good. The score puts you in the top 88th percentile of those who take the test. Explore colleges you can get into with a 28 ACT score.

University of California San Diego, Babson College and University of California Irvine are some of the best colleges that you have a competitive chance of getting into. Explore the full list: Colleges for a 28 ACT score.

A 28 ranks in the top 88th percentile of all students who take the ACT exam.

A 28 converts to a 1310 on the SAT using College Board / ACT concordance tables. Explore the colleges: Colleges for a 1310 SAT score.