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University at Albany- SUNY Admission Requirements

Albany, New York

Chances of getting into SUNY at Albany

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
52.1%
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 52% acceptance rate ranking it #45 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,416 out of 27,679 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 39 percent. SUNY at Albany typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% 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
1100-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for SUNY at Albany
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for SUNY at Albany
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1180

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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 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #35 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY at Albany admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >65%
1180 to 1260 Avg + 52%-65%
1100 to 1180 Avg - 39%-52%
1020 to 1100 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 1020 Low <27%
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University at Albany- SUNY ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
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 27
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 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #47 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 21 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
27 and Above Good >67%
24 to 27 Avg + 52%-67%
22 to 24 Avg - 41%-52%
20 to 22 Reach 32%-41%
Less than 20 Low <32%
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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 52% 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 15,029 12,650 27,679
Accepted 7,671 6,745 14,416
Acceptance Rate 51% 53% 52%
Enrolled 1,450 1,318 2,768
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 20% 19%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2020.

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

89% of students submit their SAT scores to University at Albany- SUNY. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

52% 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 1100 and 1260. 89% 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 27. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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