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The Best Western Colleges for a 28 on the ACT


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

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

CollegeSimply analyzed the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Western colleges and found 98 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
University of California Los Angeles
32 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
29 34 Reach 9%  Chance
Scripps College
31 ACT Average
Claremont, California
29 33 Reach 18%  Chance
University of California San Diego
30 ACT Average
La Jolla, California
27 33 Avg - 27%  Chance
University of California Irvine
28 ACT Average
Irvine, California
25 32 Avg - 37%  Chance
University of California Santa Barbara
30 ACT Average
Santa Barbara, California
28 33 Reach 24%  Chance
Soka University of America
29 ACT Average
Aliso Viejo, California
27 31 Avg - 31%  Chance
University of California Davis
28 ACT Average
Davis, California
25 32 Avg - 43%  Chance
Occidental College
30 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
27 32 Avg - 37%  Chance
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
28 ACT Average
San Luis Obispo, California
26 31 Avg - 35%  Chance
Pepperdine University
28 ACT Average
Malibu, California
26 31 Avg - 40%  Chance
University of Washington Seattle Campus
30 ACT Average
Seattle, Washington
27 32 Avg - 41%  Chance
Whitman College
30 ACT Average
Walla Walla, Washington
28 32 Reach 39%  Chance
Santa Clara University
30 ACT Average
Santa Clara, California
28 32 Reach 41%  Chance
Brigham Young University Provo
30 ACT Average
Provo, Utah
27 32 Avg - 47%  Chance
Loyola Marymount University
28 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
26 31 Avg - 52%  Chance
University of California Santa Cruz
28 ACT Average
Santa Cruz, California
26 31 Avg - 51%  Chance
University of San Diego
28 ACT Average
San Diego, California
26 30 Avg - 50%  Chance
San Diego State University
26 ACT Average
San Diego, California
23 28 Avg + 50%  Chance
Colorado School of Mines
30 ACT Average
Golden, Colorado
28 32 Reach 43%  Chance
University of Denver
28 ACT Average
Denver, Colorado
25 30 Avg + 63%  Chance
Chapman University
28 ACT Average
Orange, California
25 30 Avg + 62%  Chance
Gonzaga University
28 ACT Average
Spokane, Washington
26 30 Avg - 65%  Chance
University of California Riverside
26 ACT Average
Riverside, California
23 29 Avg + 65%  Chance
University of the Pacific
26 ACT Average
Stockton, California
22 30 Avg + 71%  Chance
Lewis & Clark College
29 ACT Average
Portland, Oregon
27 31 Avg - 65%  Chance
University of Portland
26 ACT Average
Portland, Oregon
23 29 Avg + 77%  Chance
California State University Long Beach
23 ACT Average
Long Beach, California
20 26 Good 48%  Chance
University of San Francisco
25 ACT Average
San Francisco, California
22 28 Avg + 77%  Chance
Thomas Aquinas College
28 ACT Average
Santa Paula, California
25 30 Avg + 76%  Chance
Brigham Young University Hawaii
24 ACT Average
Laie, Hawaii
22 26 Good 63%  Chance
Azusa Pacific University
24 ACT Average
Azusa, California
21 27 Good 75%  Chance
Regis University
23 ACT Average
Denver, Colorado
20 26 Good 78%  Chance
United States Air Force Academy
30 ACT Average
USAFA, Colorado
28 32 Reach 7%  Chance
Corban University
24 ACT Average
Salem, Oregon
21 26 Good 59%  Chance
Seattle University
26 ACT Average
Seattle, Washington
24 29 Avg + 81%  Chance
Biola University
24 ACT Average
La Mirada, California
21 28 Avg + 83%  Chance
University of Utah
26 ACT Average
Salt Lake City, Utah
22 29 Avg + 75%  Chance
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
24 ACT Average
Pomona, California
20 27 Good 72%  Chance
Point Loma Nazarene University
26 ACT Average
San Diego, California
23 28 Avg + 86%  Chance
University of Redlands
26 ACT Average
Redlands, California
23 28 Avg + 85%  Chance
University of Colorado Boulder
28 ACT Average
Boulder, Colorado
25 30 Avg + 83%  Chance
University of La Verne
22 ACT Average
La Verne, California
19 25 Good 73%  Chance
Westmont College
26 ACT Average
Santa Barbara, California
23 30 Avg + 88%  Chance
King's University
24 ACT Average
Van Nuys, California
21 26 Good 76%  Chance
California Lutheran University
24 ACT Average
Thousand Oaks, California
21 27 Good 85%  Chance
Concordia University Irvine
23 ACT Average
Irvine, California
20 26 Good 77%  Chance
Pacific Lutheran University
24 ACT Average
Tacoma, Washington
21 27 Good 86%  Chance
Whitworth University
26 ACT Average
Spokane, Washington
23 29 Avg + 92%  Chance
University of California Merced
24 ACT Average
Merced, California
20 27 Good 83%  Chance
Hope International University
22 ACT Average
Fullerton, California
17 26 Good 47%  Chance