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Buffalo State College Admission Requirements

Buffalo, New York

Chances of getting into SUNY College at Buffalo

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
60.5%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY College at Buffalo
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

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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Find out which students are getting accepted at Buffalo State College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Buffalo State College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
860-1040
Applicants Submitting SAT
99%
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Buffalo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 400
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 860
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Buffalo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 510
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1040
Average SAT Score 950

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY College at Buffalo admission chances by SAT score
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%
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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 2018 starting class

Buffalo State College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

SUNY College at Buffalo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,038 6,743 15,781
Accepted 5,763 3,787 9,550
Acceptance Rate 64% 56% 61%
Enrolled 988 759 1,747
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 20% 18%

Admission 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 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.

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?

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.

What SAT score is required for SUNY College at Buffalo?

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.


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