SUNY Cortland Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into SUNY College at Cortland
How hard is it to get into SUNY Cortland and can I get accepted? The school has a 48% acceptance rate ranking it #42 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,708 out of 11,909 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 36 percent. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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SUNY Cortland SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT68%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1270|
|Average SAT Score||1200|
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 requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #55 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 68 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1270 and Above||Good||>61%|
|1200 to 1270||Avg +||48%-61%|
|1130 to 1200||Avg -||35%-48%|
|1060 to 1130||Reach||24%-35%|
|Less than 1060||Low||<24%|
SUNY Cortland ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT27%
|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||25|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|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 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 #58 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY College at Cortland.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>65%|
|23 to 25||Avg +||48%-65%|
|22 to 23||Avg -||39%-48%|
|21 to 22||Reach||31%-39%|
|Less than 21||Low||<31%|
SUNY College at Cortland has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
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)||22%||23%||23%|
What are the requirements for admission to SUNY College at Cortland and what considerations affect 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|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196149 IPEDS survey data for SUNY College at Cortland.