The Best 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 chance to get into

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Western colleges, we've found 60 schools where a 28 ACT 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. They represent the better schools you have a competitive chance of getting into and those which have historically accepted a 28 ACT score. 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 on the ACT a good score?

Yes, a score of 28 is very good. It places you in the top 88th percentile nationally out of the 2 million students taking the ACT entrance exam this year. 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.

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.

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Displaying 60 target schools where your 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 schools and 132 safety schools you can consider.

    • SAT Range 1260/1470
    • ACT Range 27/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.82*
    • Students: 37,887
    • Tuition:$14,167
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 30%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 23%
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    University of California San Diego

    • SAT Range 1190/1410
    • ACT Range 25/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.92
    • Students: 36,032
    • Tuition:$13,700
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 26%
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    University of California Irvine

    • SAT Range 1230/1460
    • ACT Range 27/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.96
    • Students: 25,976
    • Tuition:$14,391
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 32%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 25%
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    University of California Santa Barbara

    • SAT Range 1270/1450
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 1,930
    • Tuition:$54,686
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 37%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 26%
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    Occidental College

    • SAT Range 1220/1420
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.59
    • Students: 7,961
    • Tuition:$53,932
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 36%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 32%
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    Pepperdine University

    • SAT Range 1240/1430
    • ACT Range 26/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.87
    • Students: 22,013
    • Tuition:$9,816
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 30%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 26%
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    California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

    • SAT Range 1160/1400
    • ACT Range 24/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.99
    • Students: 38,167
    • Tuition:$14,402
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 41%
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    University of California Davis

    • SAT Range 1270/1440
    • ACT Range 28/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 8,642
    • Tuition:$51,711
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 37%
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    Santa Clara University

    • SAT Range 1180/1410
    • ACT Range 25/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.86
    • Students: 442
    • Tuition:$33,146
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg +
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 44%
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    Soka University of America

    • SAT Range 1230/1450
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.74
    • Students: 1,475
    • Tuition:$52,764
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Your 28 ACT  Avg -
    • Acceptance Rate 50%
    • Estimated Admission Chance 45%
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    Whitman College