Western Colleges for a 28 on the ACT

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

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

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Western colleges, we've found 60 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.

60 results found

Displaying 60 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 8 reach (harder) schools and 132 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

35% acceptance rate

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $13,363net price
  • $7,488tuition
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance48%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

29% acceptance rate

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $13,944net price
  • $13,700tuition
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance26%
University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

49% acceptance rate

  • 47,400enrollment
  • $9,443net price
  • $11,207tuition
  • 1220-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance44%
University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

32% acceptance rate

  • 25,976enrollment
  • $16,154net price
  • $14,391tuition
  • 1230-1460SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance25%
University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO
University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

82% acceptance rate

  • 36,681enrollment
  • $20,323net price
  • $12,532tuition
  • 1150-1360SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance82%
University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA
University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

41% acceptance rate

  • 38,167enrollment
  • $16,446net price
  • $14,402tuition
  • 1160-1400SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance41%
San Jose State University
S
San Jose, CA
San Jose State University

Public 4 Year

55% acceptance rate

  • 35,400enrollment
  • $13,906net price
  • $7,796tuition
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance75%
Pepperdine University
P
Malibu, CA
Pepperdine University

Private 4 Year

36% acceptance rate

  • 7,961enrollment
  • $36,372net price
  • $53,932tuition
  • 1220-1420SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance32%
California State University Long Beach
C
Long Beach, CA
California State University Long Beach

Public 4 Year

31% acceptance rate

  • 37,466enrollment
  • $9,654net price
  • $6,798tuition
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance52%
Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

84% acceptance rate

  • 33,478enrollment
  • $17,191net price
  • $11,707tuition
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance91%
University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA
University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

30% acceptance rate

  • 37,887enrollment
  • $14,616net price
  • $14,167tuition
  • 1260-1470SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.82*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance23%
University of Oregon
O
Eugene, OR
University of Oregon

Public 4 Year

83% acceptance rate

  • 22,644enrollment
  • $15,100net price
  • $11,898tuition
  • 1080-1290SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance89%
Oregon State University
O
Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University

Public 4 Year

81% acceptance rate

  • 30,986enrollment
  • $19,205net price
  • $11,166tuition
  • 1080-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance88%
University of San Francisco
S
San Francisco, CA
University of San Francisco

Private 4 Year

65% acceptance rate

  • 10,713enrollment
  • $35,270net price
  • $48,066tuition
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance73%
Loyola Marymount University
L
Los Angeles, CA
Loyola Marymount University

Private 4 Year

47% acceptance rate

  • 9,838enrollment
  • $42,459net price
  • $48,522tuition
  • 1210-1390SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance40%
University of San Diego
S
San Diego, CA
University of San Diego

Private 4 Year

53% acceptance rate

  • 9,073enrollment
  • $38,592net price
  • $49,358tuition
  • 1190-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance58%
Santa Clara University
S
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara University

Private 4 Year

50% acceptance rate

  • 8,642enrollment
  • $38,900net price
  • $51,711tuition
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance37%
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
C
San Luis Obispo, CA
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Public 4 Year

30% acceptance rate

  • 22,013enrollment
  • $19,002net price
  • $9,816tuition
  • 1240-1430SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Estimated Chance26%