How hard is it to get into SUNY Cortland and can I get accepted? The school has a 44% acceptance rate ranking it #32 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,881 out of 13,289 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 moderate 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 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
Find out which students are getting accepted at SUNY Cortland, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||530|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1200|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to SUNY College at Cortland?
SUNY College at Cortland typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #58 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 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1200 and Above||Good||>57%|
|1130 to 1200||Avg +||44%-57%|
|1060 to 1130||Avg -||32%-44%|
|990 to 1060||Reach||21%-32%|
|Less than 990||Low||<21%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||23|
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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #57 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 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>61%|
|23 to 25||Avg +||44%-61%|
|22 to 23||Avg -||36%-44%|
|21 to 22||Reach||28%-36%|
|Less than 21||Low||<28%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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.
61% of SUNY College at Cortland freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||21%||21%|
What are the requirements for admission to SUNY College at Cortland and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Newark, New Jersey
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196149 IPEDS survey data for SUNY College at Cortland.
74% of students submit their SAT scores to SUNY Cortland. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
44% of those who apply are granted admission to SUNY Cortland. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1200. 74% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 25. 20% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.