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University at Albany- SUNY Admission Requirements

Albany, New York

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Your chances of getting into SUNY at Albany

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

67.9%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY at Albany
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University at Albany- SUNY is 67.9%.  Its admission rate is the 66th lowest in New York.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into University at Albany- SUNY and can you get accepted?

University at Albany- SUNY is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 17,639 out of the 25,976 who applied were admitted.

SUNY at Albany typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.3. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into University at Albany- SUNY?

68% 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 SUNY at Albany you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.3 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1220 on the SAT
  • Score 26 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top half of your high school class

University at Albany- SUNY GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.3

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into SUNY at Albany?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into University at Albany- SUNY are to have around a 3.3 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University at Albany- SUNY accepts 68% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at University at Albany- SUNY is 3.3 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #77 in New York for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.3 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted SUNY at Albany students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0% Good
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% Avg -
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

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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University at Albany- SUNY SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1120-1320

Applicants Submitting SAT 

15%
SAT Scores for SUNY at Albany
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 560
Math 25th Percentile 560
Composite 25th Percentile 1120
SAT Scores for SUNY at Albany
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 660
Math 75th Percentile 660
Composite 75th Percentile 1320
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at University at Albany- SUNY is 1220 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1120-1320. Students who get into SUNY at Albany score in the top 37 percent of all SAT test takers..  University at Albany- SUNY ranks #46 in the state of New York for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1220 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. University at Albany- SUNY regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1120, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1020, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 15 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1220 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 1220, you have around a 68% chance of being admitted. A 1320 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 80% chance of getting in.

SUNY at Albany admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1320 and Above Good >80%
1220 to 1320 Avg + 68%-80%
1120 to 1220 Avg - 53%-68%
1020 to 1120 Reach 37%-53%
Less than 1020 Low <37%
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University at Albany- SUNY ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

22-31 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

2%
ACT Scores for SUNY at Albany
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile 22
ACT Scores for SUNY at Albany
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile 31
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to University at Albany- SUNY is 26, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 22 and 31.  The school ranks #61 in New York for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 26. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 22 and score in the score in the top 37 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 18.

2 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY at Albany.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into University at Albany- SUNY for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 26 score has around 68% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 81% with a 31 ACT score.

SUNY at Albany admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
31 and Above Good >81%
26 to 31 Avg + 68%-81%
22 to 26 Avg - 55%-68%
18 to 22 Reach 40%-55%
Less than 18 Low <40%
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High School Class Rank

82% of SUNY at Albany freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 46% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted SUNY at Albany students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18.4%
Top 25% of class 46%
Top 50% of class 82%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

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

SUNY at Albany admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,043 10,933 25,976
Accepted 10,592 7,047 17,639
Acceptance Rate 70% 64% 68%
Enrolled 1,537 1,114 2,651
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 16% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Feb 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to SUNY at Albany is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY at Albany and what student information is used for admission decisions?

SUNY at Albany Application Requirements
Test Scores Required to be considered for admission
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 Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at SUNY at Albany
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Admission Requirements Summary

Because University at Albany- SUNY is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.3 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1220 on the SAT and 26 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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