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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 95 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
30 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
28 33 Reach 13%  Chance
University of California San Diego
30 ACT Average
La Jolla, California
27 33 Avg - 28%  Chance
Reed College
31 ACT Average
Portland, Oregon
29 33 Reach 17%  Chance
University of California Santa Barbara
30 ACT Average
Santa Barbara, California
27 32 Avg - 31%  Chance
Soka University of America
28 ACT Average
Aliso Viejo, California
26 30 Avg - 38%  Chance
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
28 ACT Average
San Luis Obispo, California
26 31 Avg - 29%  Chance
Pepperdine University
28 ACT Average
Malibu, California
26 31 Avg - 37%  Chance
University of California Davis
28 ACT Average
Davis, California
25 31 Avg - 42%  Chance
University of California Irvine
27 ACT Average
Irvine, California
24 30 Avg + 45%  Chance
Occidental College
30 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
28 31 Reach 37%  Chance
University of Washington Seattle Campus
29 ACT Average
Seattle, Washington
26 32 Avg - 41%  Chance
Santa Clara University
30 ACT Average
Santa Clara, California
28 32 Reach 35%  Chance
Colorado School of Mines
30 ACT Average
Golden, Colorado
29 32 Reach 25%  Chance
Whitman College
30 ACT Average
Walla Walla, Washington
28 32 Reach 38%  Chance
University of Denver
28 ACT Average
Denver, Colorado
26 31 Avg - 53%  Chance
Brigham Young University Provo
29 ACT Average
Provo, Utah
27 31 Avg - 44%  Chance
University of San Diego
28 ACT Average
San Diego, California
26 30 Avg - 51%  Chance
Loyola Marymount University
28 ACT Average
Los Angeles, California
26 30 Avg - 54%  Chance
San Diego State University
26 ACT Average
San Diego, California
23 28 Avg + 50%  Chance
Lewis & Clark College
29 ACT Average
Portland, Oregon
27 31 Avg - 48%  Chance
Chapman University
28 ACT Average
Orange, California
25 30 Avg + 59%  Chance
University of California Santa Cruz
28 ACT Average
Santa Cruz, California
25 30 Avg + 63%  Chance
Gonzaga University
28 ACT Average
Spokane, Washington
25 30 Avg + 72%  Chance
University of the Pacific
26 ACT Average
Stockton, California
23 30 Avg + 72%  Chance
California State University Long Beach
23 ACT Average
Long Beach, California
20 26 Good 53%  Chance
Brigham Young University Hawaii
24 ACT Average
Laie, Hawaii
22 26 Good 52%  Chance
University of La Verne
23 ACT Average
La Verne, California
20 26 Good 69%  Chance
Point Loma Nazarene University
26 ACT Average
San Diego, California
23 28 Avg + 81%  Chance
Corban University
23 ACT Average
Salem, Oregon
20 26 Good 57%  Chance
Biola University
24 ACT Average
La Mirada, California
21 27 Good 79%  Chance
Thomas Aquinas College
28 ACT Average
Santa Paula, California
25 30 Avg + 79%  Chance
United States Air Force Academy
30 ACT Average
USAFA, Colorado
29 32 Reach 9%  Chance
Seattle University
28 ACT Average
Seattle, Washington
25 30 Avg + 78%  Chance
University of California Riverside
24 ACT Average
Riverside, California
21 27 Good 80%  Chance
University of San Francisco
26 ACT Average
San Francisco, California
23 28 Avg + 82%  Chance
Regis University
24 ACT Average
Denver, Colorado
22 26 Good 79%  Chance
California Lutheran University
24 ACT Average
Thousand Oaks, California
22 27 Good 81%  Chance
George Fox University
24 ACT Average
Newberg, Oregon
21 27 Good 78%  Chance
Azusa Pacific University
23 ACT Average
Azusa, California
20 26 Good 79%  Chance
University of Colorado Boulder
28 ACT Average
Boulder, Colorado
25 30 Avg + 81%  Chance
King's University
24 ACT Average
Van Nuys, California
22 27 Good 75%  Chance
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
24 ACT Average
Pomona, California
20 27 Good 75%  Chance
Westmont College
26 ACT Average
Santa Barbara, California
23 29 Avg + 87%  Chance
University of Redlands
24 ACT Average
Redlands, California
22 27 Good 88%  Chance
Woodbury University
24 ACT Average
Burbank, California
19 28 Avg + 78%  Chance
Carroll College
25 ACT Average
Helena, Montana
22 28 Avg + 81%  Chance
Pacific Lutheran University
25 ACT Average
Tacoma, Washington
22 28 Avg + 85%  Chance
Walla Walla University
24 ACT Average
College Place, Washington
20 27 Good 78%  Chance
Whitworth University
26 ACT Average
Spokane, Washington
22 29 Avg + 93%  Chance
Western Washington University
26 ACT Average
Bellingham, Washington
23 28 Avg + 90%  Chance