|Admission Standards||Extremely Easy|
How hard is it to get into Buffalo State College and can I get accepted? The school has a 61% acceptance rate ranking it #60 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,550 out of 15,781 applicants were admitted making Buffalo State College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 83 percent. SUNY College at Buffalo 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 half of their high school class.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||400|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||860|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||510|
|SAT Math 75th||530|
|SAT Composite 75th||1040|
|Average SAT Score||950|
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 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 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 950 out of 1600. The school ranks #88 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1040 and Above||Good||>73%|
|950 to 1040||Avg +||61%-73%|
|860 to 950||Avg -||48%-61%|
|770 to 860||Reach||35%-48%|
|Less than 770||Low||<35%|
|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?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Buffalo State College. 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 #81 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 61% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
78% of SUNY College at Buffalo freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||20%||18%|
What are the requirements for admission to SUNY College at Buffalo and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|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.
61% of those who apply are granted admission to Buffalo State College. Admission competition is low 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 1040. 99% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.