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Your chances of getting into CUNY Brooklyn College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for CUNY Brooklyn College
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Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Brooklyn College is 51.4%.  Its admission rate is the 33rd lowest in New York.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Brooklyn College and can you get accepted?

Brooklyn College is a more competitive school to get into. You have a good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 14,660 out of the 28,544 who applied were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 47 percent on standardized admission tests. CUNY Brooklyn College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.42. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Brooklyn College?

51% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to CUNY Brooklyn College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.42 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1100 on the SAT
  • Score 25 on the ACT

Brooklyn College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Brooklyn College are to have around a 3.42 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Brooklyn College accepts 51% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Brooklyn College is 3.42 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #58 in New York for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Brooklyn College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted CUNY Brooklyn College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0.2% Good
3.75 to 3.99 7.52% Good
3.50 to 3.74 27.57% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 44.53% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 18.73% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.39% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.07% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Brooklyn College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by CUNY Brooklyn College.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for CUNY Brooklyn College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 500
Math 25th Percentile 520
Composite 25th Percentile 1020
SAT Scores for CUNY Brooklyn College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 580
Math 75th Percentile 600
Composite 75th Percentile 1180
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Brooklyn College is 1100 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1020-1180. Students who get into CUNY Brooklyn College score in the top 57 percent of all SAT test takers..  Brooklyn College ranks #74 in the state of New York for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1100 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Brooklyn College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1020, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 940, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

CUNY Brooklyn College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "neither required nor recommended".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1100 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1100, you have around a 51% chance of being admitted. A 1180 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 66% chance of getting in.

CUNY Brooklyn College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1180 and Above Good >66%
1100 to 1180 Avg + 51%-66%
1020 to 1100 Avg - 35%-51%
940 to 1020 Reach 22%-35%
Less than 940 Low <22%
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Brooklyn College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 


Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for CUNY Brooklyn College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 21
Math 25th Percentile 21
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for CUNY Brooklyn College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 32
Math 75th Percentile 28
Composite 75th Percentile 29
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for students to get into Brooklyn College?

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Brooklyn College is 25, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 29.  The school ranks #57 in New York for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 25. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to CUNY Brooklyn College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as CUNY Brooklyn College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "neither required nor recommended".

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Brooklyn College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 25 score has around 51% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 68% with a 29 ACT score.

CUNY Brooklyn College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >68%
25 to 29 Avg + 51%-68%
22 to 25 Avg - 38%-51%
19 to 22 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 19 Low <26%
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Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

CUNY Brooklyn College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,080 12,464 28,544
Accepted 9,148 5,512 14,660
Acceptance Rate 57% 44% 51%
Enrolled 820 734 1,554
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 13% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Feb 1, 2024

Days left to Apply


The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2024.

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

CUNY Brooklyn College Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Brooklyn College is fairly competitive, you have a decent chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.42 GPA, you have a good shot at getting in. An SAT score of 1100 will further improve your application. If you can get a 1180 on the SAT you will have a very good chance on getting in. Additionally a 25 on the ACT places you in a strong position.

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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?

51% 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 1020 and 1180. The average SAT score is 1100. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for CUNY Brooklyn College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. The average ACT score is 25. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.