Pennsylvania Colleges for a 28 on the ACT

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

With a 28 on the ACT, these Pennsylvania colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Pennsylvania colleges, we've found 23 schools where submitting a 28 with your college application places you around the middle ACT score range of admitted students' average ACT scores. They represent the most popular 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.

23 results found

List of 28 ACT Colleges

Displaying 23 colleges where your 28 ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 56 target schools (good chance), 6 reach (harder) schools and 126 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

27 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,346net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance61%
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University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 28,673enrollment
  • $22,848net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1430SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance48%
Drexel University
D
Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

27 Average ACT

#11 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 24,634enrollment
  • $40,977net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1380SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance81%
Bucknell University
B
Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,668enrollment
  • $37,817net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance22%
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Lafayette College
L
Easton, PA
Lafayette College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

29 Average ACT

#6 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,642enrollment
  • $26,148net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1440SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance25%
University of Scranton
S
Scranton, PA
University of Scranton

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#17 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 5,286enrollment
  • $36,392net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance84%
Duquesne University
D
Pittsburgh, PA
Duquesne University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

26 Average ACT

#16 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 9,274enrollment
  • $30,540net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1290SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance80%
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Muhlenberg College
M
Allentown, PA
Muhlenberg College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

28 Average ACT

#9 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,340enrollment
  • $37,029net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1360SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance62%
Saint Joseph's University
S
Philadelphia, PA
Saint Joseph's University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

26 Average ACT

#12 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 7,589enrollment
  • $35,290net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance82%
University of the Sciences
t
Philadelphia, PA
University of the Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

26 Average ACT

#10 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,231enrollment
  • $33,444net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance71%
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Robert Morris University
R
Moon Township, PA
Robert Morris University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

24 Average ACT

#38 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 4,895enrollment
  • $25,645net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1200SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance91%
Allegheny College
A
Meadville, PA
Allegheny College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

27 Average ACT

#13 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,771enrollment
  • $25,415net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1340SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance68%
DeSales University
D
Center Valley, PA
DeSales University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

25 Average ACT

#21 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,438enrollment
  • $27,977net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1230SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.47*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance86%
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Ursinus College
U
Collegeville, PA
Ursinus College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

25 Average ACT

#14 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,435enrollment
  • $31,812net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.65*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance82%
Messiah College
M
Grantham, PA
Messiah College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

26 Average ACT

#19 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,375enrollment
  • $27,821net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance84%
Immaculata University
I
Immaculata, PA
Immaculata University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

24 Average ACT

#23 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 2,448enrollment
  • $31,351net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance89%
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Elizabethtown College
E
Elizabethtown, PA
 
Elizabethtown College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

24 Average ACT

#15 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,687enrollment
  • $28,361net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.5*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance85%
Lebanon Valley College
L
Annville, PA
Lebanon Valley College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

25 Average ACT

#18 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 1,922enrollment
  • $27,443net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.46*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance86%