The Best Mid Atlantic Colleges for a 28 on the ACT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Mid Atlantic colleges, we've found 65 schools where a 28 ACT 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. They represent the better schools you have a competitive chance of getting into and those which have historically accepted a 28 ACT score. 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 on the ACT a good score?

Yes, a score of 28 is very good. It places you in the top 88th percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT entrance exam this year. 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.

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 65 target schools where your 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 14 reach schools and 141 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1250/1440
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.46
    • Students: 2,642
    • Tuition:$53,630
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 25%
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    Lafayette College

    • SAT Range 1250/1420
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.54
    • Students: 3,668
    • Tuition:$56,092
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 33%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 22%
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    Bucknell University

    • SAT Range 1220/1400
    • ACT Range 27/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.75*
    • Students: 2,613
    • Tuition:$54,420
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 27%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 22%
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    Skidmore College

    • SAT Range 1310/1440
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 17,768
    • Tuition:$9,853
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 40%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 28%
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    SUNY at Binghamton

    • SAT Range 1250/1430
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 16,515
    • Tuition:$52,687
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 46%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 33%
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    Fordham University

    • SAT Range 1160/1350
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.29*
    • Students: 7,686
    • Tuition:$16,551
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 55%
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    The College of New Jersey

    • SAT Range 1190/1360
    • ACT Range 27/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.49
    • Students: 2,522
    • Tuition:$54,846
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 46%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 46%
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    St Lawrence University

    • SAT Range 1180/1370
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 22,803
    • Tuition:$51,853
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 55%
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    Syracuse University

    • SAT Range 1230/1420
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 26,256
    • Tuition:$9,625
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 42%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 42%
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    Stony Brook University

    • SAT Range 1270/1430
    • ACT Range 28/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.97
    • Students: 28,673
    • Tuition:$19,080
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 59%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 48%
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    University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus