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The Best California Colleges for a 28 on the ACT


What California colleges can I get into with an ACT score of 28?

With a 28 on the ACT, these are the California colleges you should have a chance to get into.

EasyCollege analyzed the most recent published freshman class ACT scores for all California colleges and found 43 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 approximately the 91st percentile nationally for all students who took the ACT.

For comparison purposes, a 28 on the ACT converts to a 1320 on the SAT based on College Board concordance for the new SAT. 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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College ACT 25th ACT 75th Chance with 28
California Colleges with a 28 ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile Score Competitiveness Est. Chance w/ 28
University of California Los Angeles
30 ACT Average
28 33 Reach 12%
Claremont McKenna College
31 ACT Average
29 33 Reach 5%
University of California San Diego
30 ACT Average
28 33 Reach 25%
University of California Davis
28 ACT Average
25 31 Avg - 38%
University of California Santa Barbara
28 ACT Average
26 31 Avg - 33%
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
28 ACT Average
26 31 Avg - 31%
University of California Irvine
26 ACT Average
24 29 Avg + 49%
Occidental College
30 ACT Average
28 31 Reach 36%
Pepperdine University
28 ACT Average
25 30 Avg + 43%
Santa Clara University
30 ACT Average
27 32 Avg - 44%
Soka University of America
27 ACT Average
24 30 Avg + 50%
Chapman University
28 ACT Average
25 30 Avg + 53%
University of California Santa Cruz
28 ACT Average
25 30 Avg + 55%
Loyola Marymount University
28 ACT Average
25 30 Avg + 56%
San Diego State University
25 ACT Average
22 28 Avg + 47%
University of San Diego
28 ACT Average
26 30 Avg - 52%
University of California Riverside
26 ACT Average
23 28 Avg + 71%
University of the Pacific
26 ACT Average
22 29 Avg + 75%
California State Polytechnic University Pomona
24 ACT Average
20 27 Good 58%
University of San Francisco
26 ACT Average
24 28 Avg + 75%
California State University Long Beach
23 ACT Average
20 26 Good 56%
University of Redlands
25 ACT Average
22 28 Avg + 78%
Thomas Aquinas College
30 ACT Average
28 31 Reach 68%
Biola University
24 ACT Average
21 28 Avg + 81%
California Lutheran University
24 ACT Average
22 27 Good 79%
Point Loma Nazarene University
26 ACT Average
23 28 Avg + 82%
Westmont College
26 ACT Average
23 29 Avg + 86%
Southern California Institute of Architecture
26 ACT Average
24 29 Avg + 81%
Whittier College
23 ACT Average
20 26 Good 80%
San Jose State University
23 ACT Average
20 26 Good 75%
University of California Merced
22 ACT Average
20 25 Good 85%
Concordia University Irvine
22 ACT Average
20 25 Good 84%
Menlo College
22 ACT Average
19 25 Good 64%
Azusa Pacific University
24 ACT Average
21 27 Good 90%
The Master's College and Seminary
24 ACT Average
21 27 Good 97%
King's University
24 ACT Average
20 29 Avg + 94%
Saint Marys College of California
24 ACT Average
22 27 Good 99%
William Jessup University
22 ACT Average
18 25 Good 90%
Dominican University of California
23 ACT Average
21 25 Good 93%
Otis College of Art and Design
22 ACT Average
19 25 Good 96%
John Paul the Great Catholic University
25 ACT Average
22 28 Avg + 97%
Mills College
27 ACT Average
24 30 Avg + 100%
Scripps College
30 ACT Average
29 32 Reach 100%
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