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Buffalo, New York

Buffalo State College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into SUNY College at Buffalo

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.6%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY College at Buffalo
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Buffalo State College and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #58 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,438 out of 14,659 applicants were admitted making Buffalo State College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. SUNY College at Buffalo 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 half of their high school class.

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Buffalo State College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
960-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
89%
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Buffalo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 960
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Buffalo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1050

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

SUNY College at Buffalo typically requires applicants to be in the top 68 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 960 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1050 out of 1600. The school ranks #85 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY College at Buffalo admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >70%
1050 to 1140 Avg + 58%-70%
960 to 1050 Avg - 45%-58%
870 to 960 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 870 Low <32%
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Buffalo State College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for SUNY College at Buffalo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for SUNY College at Buffalo
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

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into SUNY College at Buffalo. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY College at Buffalo was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #59 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 Buffalo State College accepts 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted SUNY College at Buffalo students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 6% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Good
3.00 to 3.25 29% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

78% of SUNY College at Buffalo freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted SUNY College at Buffalo students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 32%
Top 50% of class 78%
Bottom 50% of class 22%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

SUNY College at Buffalo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,124 6,535 14,659
Accepted 4,816 3,622 8,438
Acceptance Rate 59% 55% 58%
Enrolled 998 808 1,806
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 22% 21%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY College at Buffalo and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at SUNY College at Buffalo
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.