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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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1090|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|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 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
|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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|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 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
|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%|
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)||19%||22%||20%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.