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 Western colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Western colleges, we've found 47 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.


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47 results

List of 28 ACT Colleges

Displaying 47 colleges where your 28 ACT score is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 171 target schools (good chance), 21 reach (harder) schools and 405 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

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

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

25 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $14,499net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance45%
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

28 Average ACT

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $15,268net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 24-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance27%
University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 47,400enrollment
  • $10,692net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1470SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance43%
University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#6 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,976enrollment
  • $16,767net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-34ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance24%
University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO
University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

28 Average ACT

#3 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 36,681enrollment
  • $22,077net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1360SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance78%
University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA
University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

28 Average ACT

#12 Best Public Universities in America

  • 38,167enrollment
  • $15,886net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1410SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance39%
Pepperdine University
P
Malibu, CA
Pepperdine University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#13 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 7,961enrollment
  • $42,135net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance28%
Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

26 Average ACT

#3 Best Value Colleges in Colorado

  • 33,478enrollment
  • $16,793net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance86%
University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA
University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

30 Average ACT

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 37,887enrollment
  • $14,864net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1490SAT range
  • 26-34ACT range
  • 3.82*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance26%
University of Oregon
O
Eugene, OR
University of Oregon

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

25 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 22,644enrollment
  • $16,080net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance89%
Oregon State University
O
Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

24 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 30,986enrollment
  • $19,273net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance89%
University of San Francisco
S
San Francisco, CA
University of San Francisco

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

26 Average ACT

#14 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 10,713enrollment
  • $38,422net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance72%
United States Air Force Academy
A
USAFA, Colorado
United States Air Force Academy

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

30 Average ACT

 

  • 4,336enrollment
  • -net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance7%
Loyola Marymount University
L
Los Angeles, CA
Loyola Marymount University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

29 Average ACT

#8 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,838enrollment
  • $47,292net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance38%
University of San Diego
S
San Diego, CA
University of San Diego

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

28 Average ACT

#10 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,073enrollment
  • $35,936net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1370SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance49%
Santa Clara University
S
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

30 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 8,642enrollment
  • $42,114net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance36%
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
C
San Luis Obispo, CA
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in California

  • 22,013enrollment
  • $21,232net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance25%
Brigham Young University Provo
B
Provo, UT
Brigham Young University Provo

Private 4 Year

14 reviews

28 Average ACT

#1 Best Private Colleges in Utah

  • 34,499enrollment
  • $13,340net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1420SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance67%