Eastern Colleges for a 28 on the ACT

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

With a 28 on the ACT, these Eastern colleges are a good match for your score

Looking at the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all Eastern colleges, we've found 79 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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79 results

List of 28 ACT Colleges

Displaying 79 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 255 target schools (good chance), 63 reach (harder) schools and 543 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

10 reviews

26 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $24,724net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1310SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance81%
Syracuse University
S
Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

28 Average ACT

#19 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 22,803enrollment
  • $43,111net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1380SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance44%
Stony Brook University
S
Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

29 Average ACT

#2 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 26,256enrollment
  • $15,605net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance40%
University of Massachusetts Amherst
M
Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 30,593enrollment
  • $22,927net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1390SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance60%
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

30 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 28,673enrollment
  • $22,600net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance46%
SUNY at Albany
A
Albany, NY
SUNY at Albany

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

25 Average ACT

#7 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 17,944enrollment
  • $16,769net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1250SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance67%
Fordham University
F
Bronx, NY
Fordham University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

30 Average ACT

#14 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 16,515enrollment
  • $39,558net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1450SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance33%
Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

28 Average ACT

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,873net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance61%
Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

28 Average ACT

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,873net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance61%
Drexel University
D
Philadelphia, PA
Drexel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

28 Average ACT

#10 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 24,634enrollment
  • $38,025net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance75%
University at Buffalo
U
Buffalo, NY
University at Buffalo

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

26 Average ACT

#19 Best Public Universities in America

  • 31,503enrollment
  • $17,264net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance71%
Bucknell University
B
Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

30 Average ACT

#7 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

  • 3,668enrollment
  • $39,493net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1255-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance23%
University of Rhode Island
R
Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

25 Average ACT

#1 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 17,777enrollment
  • $19,652net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance85%
University of Connecticut
C
Storrs, CT
University of Connecticut

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 27,412enrollment
  • $20,042net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.74*Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance45%
Rhode Island School of Design
R
Providence, RI
Rhode Island School of Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

29 Average ACT

#2 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 2,467enrollment
  • $39,791net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1470SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance23%
Emerson College
E
Boston, MA
Emerson College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

29 Average ACT

#15 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 4,573enrollment
  • $46,381net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1410SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance27%
Babson College
B
Wellesley, MA
Babson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

29 Average ACT

#12 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

  • 3,357enrollment
  • $28,325net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance22%
St John's University New York
S
Queens, NY
St John's University New York

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

26 Average ACT

#32 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 21,635enrollment
  • $26,993net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Your 28 ACT
Admission Chance79%