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The Best New England Colleges for a 28 on the ACT


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

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

CollegeSimply analyzed the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all New England colleges and found 46 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
Brandeis University
31 ACT Average
Waltham, Massachusetts
29 33 Reach 18%  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
Rhode Island School of Design
27 ACT Average
Providence, Rhode Island
24 30 Avg + 38%  Chance
Bentley University
28 ACT Average
Waltham, Massachusetts
25 30 Avg + 51%  Chance
University of Connecticut
28 ACT Average
Storrs, Connecticut
26 31 Avg - 49%  Chance
Emerson College
28 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
25 30 Avg + 53%  Chance
Providence College
26 ACT Average
Providence, Rhode Island
23 28 Avg + 70%  Chance
University of Massachusetts Amherst
28 ACT Average
Amherst, Massachusetts
25 30 Avg + 65%  Chance
University of Connecticut Stamford
26 ACT Average
Stamford, Connecticut
22 29 Avg + 68%  Chance
University of Vermont
28 ACT Average
Burlington, Vermont
25 30 Avg + 73%  Chance
Springfield College
26 ACT Average
Springfield, Massachusetts
24 28 Avg + 77%  Chance
United States Coast Guard Academy
28 ACT Average
New London, Connecticut
26 31 Avg - 20%  Chance
University of Massachusetts Lowell
26 ACT Average
Lowell, Massachusetts
24 29 Avg + 71%  Chance
Saint Anselm College
26 ACT Average
Manchester, New Hampshire
23 28 Avg + 86%  Chance
Champlain College
25 ACT Average
Burlington, Vermont
22 28 Avg + 80%  Chance
Quinnipiac University
24 ACT Average
Hamden, Connecticut
22 27 Good 88%  Chance
Wentworth Institute of Technology
24 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
21 28 Avg + 82%  Chance
University of New Hampshire Main Campus
24 ACT Average
Durham, New Hampshire
22 27 Good 88%  Chance
Emmanuel College
25 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
23 27 Good 84%  Chance
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
24 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
21 26 Good 88%  Chance
University of Rhode Island
24 ACT Average
Kingston, Rhode Island
22 27 Good 86%  Chance
Gordon College
26 ACT Average
Wenham, Massachusetts
22 29 Avg + 95%  Chance
University of New Hampshire at Manchester
24 ACT Average
Manchester, New Hampshire
22 26 Good 87%  Chance
Eastern Nazarene College
23 ACT Average
Quincy, Massachusetts
20 26 Good 82%  Chance
Lesley University
24 ACT Average
Cambridge, Massachusetts
21 26 Good 84%  Chance
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
24 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
21 27 Good 91%  Chance
University of Connecticut Tri Campus
23 ACT Average
Waterbury, Connecticut
21 25 Good 84%  Chance
Western New England University
24 ACT Average
Springfield, Massachusetts
22 27 Good 90%  Chance
University of Hartford
23 ACT Average
West Hartford, Connecticut
20 26 Good 86%  Chance
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
23 ACT Average
Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
20 26 Good 91%  Chance
Maine Maritime Academy
23 ACT Average
Castine, Maine
21 25 Good 92%  Chance
Framingham State University
22 ACT Average
Framingham, Massachusetts
20 25 Good 87%  Chance
Worcester State University
24 ACT Average
Worcester, Massachusetts
21 26 Good 88%  Chance
University of New England
24 ACT Average
Biddeford, Maine
21 26 Good 93%  Chance
University of Massachusetts Boston
24 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
21 26 Good 87%  Chance
University of New Haven
23 ACT Average
West Haven, Connecticut
20 26 Good 91%  Chance
University of Maine
24 ACT Average
Orono, Maine
21 26 Good 96%  Chance
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
23 ACT Average
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
20 26 Good 88%  Chance
Becker College
24 ACT Average
Worcester, Massachusetts
21 26 Good 84%  Chance
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
22 ACT Average
North Adams, Massachusetts
20 25 Good 92%  Chance
Salem State University
22 ACT Average
Salem, Massachusetts
19 25 Good 89%  Chance
Suffolk University
22 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
20 25 Good 95%  Chance
University of Southern Maine
22 ACT Average
Portland, Maine
19 25 Good 92%  Chance
Bay Path College
22 ACT Average
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
19 25 Good 100%  Chance
Simmons College
26 ACT Average
Boston, Massachusetts
24 29 Avg + 100%  Chance