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Chances of getting into CUNY Brooklyn College

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
50%
Admission Difficulty for CUNY Brooklyn College
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Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Brooklyn College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Brooklyn College is 50%.  It ranks #34 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Brooklyn College is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 14,655 out of 29,464 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent (SAT 1020/1180 ACT 22/29). CUNY Brooklyn College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.32. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. CUNY Brooklyn College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Brooklyn College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1020-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT 
84%
SAT Scores for CUNY Brooklyn College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for CUNY Brooklyn College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1100

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 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. Brooklyn College ranks #57 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY Brooklyn College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1180 and Above Good >66%
1100 to 1180 Avg + 50%-66%
1020 to 1100 Avg - 34%-50%
940 to 1020 Reach 22%-34%
Less than 940 Low <22%
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Brooklyn College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

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

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Brooklyn College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #39 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to CUNY Brooklyn College.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

CUNY Brooklyn College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >68%
25 to 29 Avg + 50%-68%
22 to 25 Avg - 37%-50%
19 to 22 Reach 25%-37%
Less than 19 Low <25%
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Brooklyn College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.32
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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 3.32 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #65 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.

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High School GPA's for admitted CUNY Brooklyn College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0.1% Good
3.75 to 3.99 4.2% Good
3.50 to 3.74 22.6% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 33.3% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 29.1% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 10.5% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

CUNY Brooklyn College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 16,506 12,958 29,464
Accepted 8,568 6,087 14,655
Acceptance Rate 52% 47% 50%
Enrolled 1,199 948 2,147
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 16% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 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.

FAQs

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?

50% 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. 84% of students submit SAT scores when applying. 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. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.