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SUNY Cortland Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into SUNY College at Cortland

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
46%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY College at Cortland
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into SUNY Cortland and can I get accepted? The school has a 46% acceptance rate ranking it #39 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,959 out of 12,942 applicants were admitted making SUNY Cortland a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent. SUNY College at Cortland typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to SUNY College at Cortland. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 74% of students submit SAT scores and 20% submit ACT scores.

SUNY Cortland SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
74%
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Cortland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Cortland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

SUNY College at Cortland typically prefers applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #47 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 74 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY College at Cortland admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >59%
1160 to 1230 Avg + 46%-59%
1090 to 1160 Avg - 33%-46%
1020 to 1090 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 1020 Low <23%
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SUNY Cortland ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
20%
ACT Scores for SUNY College at Cortland
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for SUNY College at Cortland
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SUNY Cortland?

Admission data indicates that SUNY Cortland regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #54 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY College at Cortland.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY College at Cortland admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >62%
23 to 26 Avg + 46%-62%
21 to 23 Avg - 36%-46%
19 to 21 Reach 27%-36%
Less than 19 Low <27%
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SUNY Cortland GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.42*
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into SUNY College at Cortland?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into SUNY Cortland. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY College at Cortland was 3.42 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #52 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to SUNY Cortland will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted SUNY College at Cortland students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 22% Good
3.50 to 3.75 31% Good
3.25 to 3.50 24% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 21% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.42 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

61% of SUNY College at Cortland freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted SUNY College at Cortland students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 22%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

SUNY College at Cortland admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,370 5,572 12,942
Accepted 3,718 2,241 5,959
Acceptance Rate 50% 40% 46%
Enrolled 719 489 1,208
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 22% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
219

Applicants have 219 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

SUNY College at Cortland Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at SUNY College at Cortland
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196149 IPEDS survey data for SUNY College at Cortland.

FAQs

Does SUNY College at Cortland prefer SAT or ACT?

74% of students submit their SAT scores to SUNY Cortland. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

46% of those who apply are granted admission to SUNY Cortland. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for SUNY College at Cortland?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1090 and 1230. 74% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for SUNY College at Cortland?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 20% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.