The acceptance rate at Buffalo State College is 80%. It ranks #118 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. SUNY College at Buffalo is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 10,660 out of 13,313 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 83 percent (SAT 860/1060 ACT 0/0). SUNY College at Buffalo typically accepts and attracts "B-" average high school students with an average GPA around 2.86. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to SUNY College at Buffalo. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 99% of students submitted SAT scores.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||440|
|SAT Math 25th||420|
|SAT Composite 25th||860|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||530|
|SAT Math 75th||530|
|SAT Composite 75th||1060|
|Average SAT Score||960
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to SUNY College at Buffalo?
SUNY College at Buffalo typically prefers applicants to be in the top 83 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 860 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 760. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 960 out of 1600. Buffalo State College ranks #83 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 99 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||N/A|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||N/A|
|Average ACT Score||N/A|
What GPA do you need to get into SUNY College at Buffalo?
You can get into Buffalo State College with slightly below average high school grades. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY College at Buffalo was 2.86 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #118 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 2.86 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Buffalo State College accepts 80% of all applicants.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||4.7%||Good|
|3.50 to 3.74||12.0%||Good|
|3.25 to 3.49||9.4%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.24||12.7%||Avg +|
|2.50 to 2.99||26.9%||Avg -|
|2.00 to 2.49||33.3%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0.5%||Reach|
|less than 1.00||0%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||14%||17%||15%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to SUNY College at Buffalo is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to SUNY College at Buffalo and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196130 IPEDS survey data for SUNY College at Buffalo.
99% of students submit their SAT scores to Buffalo State College.
80% of those who apply are granted admission to Buffalo State College. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 860 and 1060. 99% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.