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SUNY at Geneseo Admission Requirements

Geneseo, New York

Chances of getting into SUNY at Geneseo

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.8%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY at Geneseo
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into SUNY at Geneseo and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #73 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,836 out of 10,548 applicants were admitted making SUNY at Geneseo a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. SUNY at Geneseo typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% 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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SUNY at Geneseo SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for SUNY at Geneseo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for SUNY at Geneseo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1210

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to SUNY at Geneseo?

SUNY at Geneseo typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #33 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY at Geneseo admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >76%
1210 to 1300 Avg + 65%-76%
1120 to 1210 Avg - 52%-65%
1030 to 1120 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 1030 Low <39%
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SUNY at Geneseo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
19%
ACT Scores for SUNY at Geneseo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for SUNY at Geneseo
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SUNY at Geneseo?

Admission data indicates that SUNY at Geneseo regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #31 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 19 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY at Geneseo.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY at Geneseo admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >76%
26 to 28 Avg + 65%-76%
24 to 26 Avg - 52%-65%
22 to 24 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 22 Low <39%
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SUNY at Geneseo GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into SUNY at Geneseo. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY at Geneseo was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #24 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 SUNY at Geneseo accepts 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted SUNY at Geneseo students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 50% Good
3.50 to 3.75 30% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 13% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 5% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% 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

High School Class Rank

54% of SUNY at Geneseo freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted SUNY at Geneseo students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 54%
Top 25% of class 85%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

SUNY at Geneseo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,740 3,808 10,548
Accepted 4,409 2,427 6,836
Acceptance Rate 65% 64% 65%
Enrolled 845 498 1,343
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 21% 20%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

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

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

Admission Requirements

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

SUNY at Geneseo Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at SUNY at Geneseo
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

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Subject Percent of Class
U
University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York

o
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse, New York

P
Penn State Erie Behrend College

Erie, Pennsylvania

P
Penn State Harrisburg

Middletown, Pennsylvania

P
Penn State York

York, Pennsylvania

W
West Liberty University

West Liberty, West Virginia

H
CUNY Hunter College

New York, New York

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196167 IPEDS survey data for SUNY at Geneseo.

FAQs

Does SUNY at Geneseo prefer SAT or ACT?

82% of students submit their SAT scores to SUNY at Geneseo. 19% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into SUNY at Geneseo?

65% of those who apply are granted admission to SUNY at Geneseo. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for SUNY at Geneseo?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1300. 82% 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 Geneseo?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 28. 19% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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