Brooklyn College Admission Requirements

Brooklyn, New York

Chances of getting into CUNY Brooklyn College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for CUNY Brooklyn College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Brooklyn College and can I get accepted? The school has a 44% acceptance rate ranking it #30 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,267 out of 20,936 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. CUNY Brooklyn College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Brooklyn College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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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 520
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for CUNY Brooklyn College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1150

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 requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #51 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 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY Brooklyn College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >57%
1150 to 1240 Avg + 44%-57%
1060 to 1150 Avg - 32%-44%
970 to 1060 Reach 21%-32%
Less than 970 Low <21%
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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 2018 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.


Admission Statistics

CUNY Brooklyn College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,102 9,834 20,936
Accepted 5,150 4,117 9,267
Acceptance Rate 46% 42% 44%
Enrolled 896 860 1,756
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 21% 19%

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 Neither required nor recommended
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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, Massachusetts

SUNY College at Oswego

Oswego, New York

SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, New York

Penn State Greater Allegheny

McKeesport, Pennsylvania

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

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?

44% of those who apply are granted admission to Brooklyn College. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging 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 1060 and 1240. 84% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

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