The Best New England Colleges for a 28 on the ACT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all New England colleges, we've found 22 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 22 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 12 reach schools and 59 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1270/1450
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 3,357
    • Tuition:$51,104
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 16%
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    Babson College

    • SAT Range 1180/1440
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 2,467
    • Tuition:$50,960
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 24%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 21%
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    Rhode Island School of Design

    • SAT Range 1240/1410
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.75*
    • Students: 5,460
    • Tuition:$49,880
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 43%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 31%
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    Bentley University

    • SAT Range 1200/1390
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 4,573
    • Tuition:$46,852
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 36%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 36%
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    Emerson College

    • SAT Range 1210/1420
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.74*
    • Students: 27,412
    • Tuition:$15,730
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 49%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 49%
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    University of Connecticut

    • SAT Range 1210/1360
    • ACT Range 26/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.37
    • Students: 4,674
    • Tuition:$50,528
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 49%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 49%
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    Providence College

    • SAT Range 1200/1390
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.73
    • Students: 30,593
    • Tuition:$15,887
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 60%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 60%
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    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    • SAT Range 1180/1350
    • ACT Range 27/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 1,760
    • Tuition:$52,626
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 64%
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    Wheaton College

    • SAT Range 1180/1360
    • ACT Range 26/31
    • Average HS GPA 3.69*
    • Students: 13,395
    • Tuition:$18,276
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 68%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 68%
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    University of Vermont

    • SAT Range 1130/1300
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 6,082
    • Tuition:$40,850
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 70%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 74%