The acceptance rate at SUNY Cortland is 52%. It ranks #37 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. SUNY Cortland is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 6,469 out of 12,392 applicants were admitted.
The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 39 percent (SAT 1100/1220 ACT 22/26). SUNY College at Cortland typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.42. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The SUNY Cortland application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jun 1.
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 submitted SAT scores and 20% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1100|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1220|
|Average SAT Score||1160
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 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1040. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. SUNY Cortland ranks #42 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.
Find other colleges with similar SAT score requirementsData Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||24
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 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #56 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY College at Cortland.
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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 #53 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 SUNY Cortland accepts 52% of students who apply.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||18.2%||Good|
|3.50 to 3.74||29.7%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||25.6%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||18.3%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.99||4.5%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||0%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0%||Reach|
|less than 1.00||0%||Reach|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
89% of SUNY College at Cortland freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||12%|
|Top 25% of class||44%|
|Top 50% of class||89%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||21%||20%|
Applicants have 182 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to SUNY College at Cortland is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to SUNY College at Cortland and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
74% of students submit their SAT scores to SUNY Cortland. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
52% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1100 and 1220. 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 26. 20% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.