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New York, New York

City College of New York Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into CUNY City College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
46.4%
Admission Difficulty for CUNY City College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into City College of New York and can I get accepted? The school has a 46% acceptance rate ranking it #37 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,834 out of 21,207 applicants were admitted making City College of New York 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 37 percent. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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City College of New York SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for CUNY City College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for CUNY City College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

CUNY City College typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #46 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

CUNY City College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >59%
1215 to 1310 Avg + 46%-59%
1120 to 1215 Avg - 33%-46%
1025 to 1120 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 1025 Low <23%
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City College of New York ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for CUNY City 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 City 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

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

CUNY City College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

CUNY City College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,185 10,022 21,207
Accepted 5,826 4,008 9,834
Acceptance Rate 52% 40% 46%
Enrolled 925 780 1,705
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 19% 17%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to CUNY City College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

CUNY City College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at CUNY City College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190567 IPEDS survey data for CUNY City College.