Chances of getting into SUNY at Albany
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
Applicants Submitting SAT86%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1240|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
University at Albany- SUNY ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT25%
|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||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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
53% of SUNY at Albany freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||21%||21%||21%|
Applications are DueMar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply80
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|
What are the requirements for admission to SUNY at Albany and what considerations affect 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.
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.