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Albany, New York

University at Albany- SUNY Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into SUNY at Albany

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
54%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY at Albany
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into University at Albany- SUNY and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate ranking it #51 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 13,442 out of 24,887 applicants were admitted making University at Albany- SUNY 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 34 percent. SUNY at Albany typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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University at Albany- SUNY SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for SUNY at Albany
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for SUNY at Albany
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1240

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to SUNY at Albany?

SUNY at Albany typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #37 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 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

SUNY at Albany admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >67%
1235 to 1320 Avg + 54%-67%
1150 to 1235 Avg - 41%-54%
1065 to 1150 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 1065 Low <29%
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University at Albany- SUNY ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
25%
ACT Scores for SUNY at Albany
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for SUNY at Albany
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University at Albany- SUNY?

Admission data indicates that University at Albany- SUNY 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 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #47 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 25 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY at Albany.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY at Albany admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >67%
24 to 26 Avg + 54%-67%
22 to 24 Avg - 41%-54%
20 to 22 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 20 Low <29%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into SUNY at Albany. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY at Albany was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #43 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 University at Albany- SUNY accepts 54% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted SUNY at Albany students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 27% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

53% of SUNY at Albany freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted SUNY at Albany students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 88%
Bottom 50% of class 12%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

SUNY at Albany admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 13,253 11,634 24,887
Accepted 7,005 6,437 13,442
Acceptance Rate 53% 55% 54%
Enrolled 1,456 1,358 2,814
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 21% 21%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
80

Applicants have 80 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to University at Albany- SUNY before the Mar 1 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY at Albany and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at SUNY at Albany
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=196060 IPEDS survey data for SUNY at Albany.

Frequently Asked Questions

86% of students submit their SAT scores to University at Albany- SUNY. 25% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

54% of those who apply are granted admission to University at Albany- SUNY. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1320. 86% 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 22 and 26. 25% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.