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Buffalo State College Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into SUNY College at Buffalo

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
80%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY College at Buffalo
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Buffalo State College and can I get accepted?

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.

Test Optional

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.

Buffalo State College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
860-1060
Applicants Submitting SAT 
99%
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Buffalo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 860
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Buffalo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 530
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1060
Average SAT Score 960

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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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY College at Buffalo admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1060 and Above Good >88%
960 to 1060 Avg + 80%-88%
860 to 960 Avg - 68%-80%
760 to 860 Reach 53%-68%
Less than 760 Low <53%
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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
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Buffalo State College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
2.86
Typical High School Grades 
B-

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's for admitted SUNY College at Buffalo students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0.5% Good
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

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Admission Statistics

SUNY College at Buffalo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,728 5,585 13,313
Accepted 6,405 4,255 10,660
Acceptance Rate 83% 76% 80%
Enrolled 917 711 1,628
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 17% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

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

Application Requirements

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

SUNY College at Buffalo Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
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.

FAQs

Does SUNY College at Buffalo prefer SAT or ACT?

99% of students submit their SAT scores to Buffalo State College.

What is my chance of getting into SUNY College at Buffalo?

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.

What SAT score is required for SUNY College at Buffalo?

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.