Southern Colleges for a 28 on the ACT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Southern colleges, we've found 149 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.

149 results found

List of 28 ACT Colleges

Displaying 149 target colleges 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 14 reach (harder) schools and 405 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

29 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,218enrollment
  • $15,283net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.1Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance34%
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The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#13 Best Public Universities in America

  • 51,832enrollment
  • $14,356net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance31%
Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

28 Average ACT

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 41,005enrollment
  • $16,450net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1350SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance37%
Clemson University
C
Clemson, SC
Clemson University

Public 4 Year

9 reviews

29 Average ACT

#20 Best Public Universities in America

  • 24,951enrollment
  • $18,757net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 4.18Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance42%
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Arizona State University
A
Tempe, AZ
Arizona State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#2 Best Colleges in Arizona

  • 51,585enrollment
  • $12,947net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1360SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance90%
University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#18 Best Public Universities in America

  • 38,652enrollment
  • $15,934net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance44%
Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

28 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 34,683enrollment
  • $18,700net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance65%
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The University of Alabama
A
Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Alabama

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

27 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Alabama

  • 38,390enrollment
  • $19,993net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance62%
University of Central Florida
C
Orlando, FL
University of Central Florida

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

27 Average ACT

#3 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 68,475enrollment
  • $15,341net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-29ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance50%
Auburn University
A
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

27 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Alabama

  • 30,440enrollment
  • $22,613net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1310SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance79%
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Baylor University
B
Waco, TX
Baylor University

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

28 Average ACT

#3 Best Private Colleges in Texas

  • 17,217enrollment
  • $37,745net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1370SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance39%
The University of Tennessee
T
Knoxville, TN
The University of Tennessee

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

28 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Tennessee

  • 28,894enrollment
  • $20,995net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance78%
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
N
Raleigh, NC
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

29 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 35,479enrollment
  • $13,442net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1390SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 4.37Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance40%
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University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

26 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 29,182enrollment
  • $19,361net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance96%
Texas A & M University College Station
T
College Station, TX
Texas A & M University College Station

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

28 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 68,679enrollment
  • $19,554net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1380SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance68%
University of Arizona
A
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

24 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Arizona

  • 44,097enrollment
  • $15,758net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1310SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance91%
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Texas State University
T
San Marcos, TX
Texas State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

23 Average ACT

#4 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 38,644enrollment
  • $13,579net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.38*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance67%
University of Houston
H
Houston, TX
University of Houston

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

25 Average ACT

#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 46,324enrollment
  • $15,664net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.54*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance74%