The acceptance rate at City College of New York is 51%. It ranks #36 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. City College of New York is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 15,107 out of 29,894 applicants were admitted.
The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent (SAT 1050/1260 ACT 23/31). CUNY City College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.39. 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The City College of New York application fee is $65 and applications are due by Mar 15.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. CUNY City College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1050|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||650|
|SAT Composite 75th||1260|
|Average SAT Score||1160
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to CUNY City College?
CUNY City College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. City College of New York ranks #44 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||24|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||27
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into City College of New York?
Admission data indicates that City College of New York regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #28 in New York and #190 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to CUNY City College.
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What GPA do you need to get into CUNY City College?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into City College of New York. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at CUNY City College was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #58 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as City College of New York accepts 51% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||15.2%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||18.5%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.49||18.9%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||19.3%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||14.7%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||2.8%||Low|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||16%||13%|
Applicants have 107 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 15, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to CUNY City College is $65.
What are the requirements for admission to CUNY City College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
87% of students submit their SAT scores to City College of New York.
51% of those who apply are granted admission to City College of New York. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1260. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 31. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.