Private 4 Year

Hilbert College Admission Requirements

Hamburg, New York

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Your chances of getting into Hilbert College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Hilbert College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Hilbert College is 95.5%.  Its admission rate is the 149th lowest in New York.

Admission Selectivity

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

Hilbert College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 1,293 out of the 1,354 who applied were admitted.

Hilbert College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.2. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Hilbert College?

95% 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 Hilbert College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.2 or better
  • Earn B grades in high school
  • Score 1010 on the SAT

Hilbert College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Hilbert College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Hilbert College are to have around a 3.2 high school GPA. You need about average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Hilbert College accepts 95% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Hilbert College is 3.2 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B letter grades and regularly score around 83-86 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #93 in New York for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Hilbert 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 3.2 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Hilbert College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Hilbert College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 1% of students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Hilbert College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 460
Math 25th Percentile 438
Composite 25th Percentile 898
SAT Scores for Hilbert College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 570
Math 75th Percentile 543
Composite 75th Percentile 1113
Average SAT Score 1010

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Hilbert College is 1010 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 898-1113. Students who get into Hilbert College score in the top 100 percent of all SAT test takers..  Hilbert College ranks #102 in the state of New York for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1010 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Hilbert College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 898 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 898, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 790, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Hilbert 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 "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1010 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 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 1005, you have around a 95% chance of being admitted. A 1113 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 97% chance of getting in.

Hilbert College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1113 and Above Good >97%
1005 to 1113 Avg + 95%-97%
898 to 1005 Avg - 91%-95%
791 to 898 Reach 84%-91%
Less than 791 Low <84%
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Hilbert College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Hilbert College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Hilbert College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class


Admission Statistics

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

Hilbert College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 747 595 1,354
Accepted 721 560 1,293
Acceptance Rate 97% 94% 95%
Enrolled 130 147 280
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 26% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Hilbert College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

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

Hilbert College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Not considered for admission, even if submitted
Recommendations Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hilbert 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=191621 IPEDS survey data for Hilbert College.


Does Hilbert College prefer SAT or ACT?

1% of students submit their SAT scores to Hilbert College.

What is my chance of getting into Hilbert College?

95% of those who apply are granted admission to Hilbert College. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Hilbert College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 898 and 1113. The average SAT score is 1005. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.