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Chances of getting into CUNY Brooklyn College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for CUNY Brooklyn College
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Brooklyn College and can I get accepted? The school has a 45% acceptance rate ranking it #35 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,136 out of 26,973 applicants were admitted making Brooklyn College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent. CUNY Brooklyn College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. CUNY Brooklyn College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brooklyn College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for CUNY Brooklyn College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1040
SAT Scores for CUNY Brooklyn College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to CUNY Brooklyn College?

CUNY Brooklyn College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 53 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #58 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 84 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY Brooklyn College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >58%
1130 to 1220 Avg + 45%-58%
1040 to 1130 Avg - 32%-45%
950 to 1040 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 950 Low <22%
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Brooklyn College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for CUNY Brooklyn College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for CUNY Brooklyn College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Brooklyn College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into CUNY Brooklyn College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Brooklyn College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at CUNY Brooklyn College was 3.25 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #69 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Brooklyn College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.25 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

CUNY Brooklyn College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,758 12,215 26,973
Accepted 6,851 5,285 12,136
Acceptance Rate 46% 43% 45%
Enrolled 1,004 890 1,894
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 17% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to CUNY Brooklyn College is $65.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to CUNY Brooklyn College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

CUNY Brooklyn College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at CUNY Brooklyn College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190549 IPEDS survey data for CUNY Brooklyn College.


Does CUNY Brooklyn College prefer SAT or ACT?

84% of students submit their SAT scores to Brooklyn College.

What is my chance of getting into CUNY Brooklyn College?

45% of those who apply are granted admission to Brooklyn College. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for CUNY Brooklyn College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1040 and 1220. 84% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.