How hard is it to get into University at Albany- SUNY and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #48 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,932 out of 26,127 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 40 percent. SUNY at Albany typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. SUNY at Albany is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1090|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1250|
|Average SAT Score||1170|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to SUNY at Albany?
SUNY at Albany typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #39 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1250 and Above||Good||>69%|
|1170 to 1250||Avg +||57%-69%|
|1090 to 1170||Avg -||44%-57%|
|1010 to 1090||Reach||31%-44%|
|Less than 1010||Low||<31%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||25|
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 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #43 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY at Albany.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>69%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||57%-69%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||44%-57%|
|19 to 22||Reach||31%-44%|
|Less than 19||Low||<31%|
What GPA do you need to get into SUNY at Albany?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into University at Albany- SUNY. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY at Albany was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #70 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 57% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||16.7%||Good|
|3.50 to 3.74||20.8%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.49||24.1%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||18.4%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||18.9%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||1.0%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0.1%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
81.9% of SUNY at Albany freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||18.4%|
|Top 25% of class||46%|
|Top 50% of class||82%|
|Lower 50% of class||18%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||19%||18%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to SUNY at Albany is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to SUNY at Albany and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
89% of students submit their SAT scores to University at Albany- SUNY. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
57% 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 1090 and 1250. 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 28. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.