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University at Albany- SUNY Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into SUNY at Albany

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
54.3%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY at Albany
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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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 #49 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,951 out of 27,559 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 quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

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.

University at Albany- SUNY SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for SUNY at Albany
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for SUNY at Albany
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1170

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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 #45 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY at Albany admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >67%
1170 to 1250 Avg + 54%-67%
1090 to 1170 Avg - 41%-54%
1010 to 1090 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 1010 Low <29%
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University at Albany- SUNY ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
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 28
Average ACT Score 25

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 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 #38 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY at Albany admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >67%
25 to 28 Avg + 54%-67%
22 to 25 Avg - 41%-54%
19 to 22 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 19 Low <29%
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University at Albany- SUNY GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University at Albany- SUNY. 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

SUNY at Albany admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,353 12,206 27,559
Accepted 8,156 6,795 14,951
Acceptance Rate 53% 56% 54%
Enrolled 1,423 1,246 2,669
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 18% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
101

Applicants have 101 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

FAQs

Does SUNY at Albany prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into SUNY at Albany?

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.

What SAT score is required for SUNY at Albany?

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.

What ACT score is required for SUNY at Albany?

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.