Cortland, New York

SUNY Cortland Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into SUNY College at Cortland

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for SUNY College at Cortland
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Cortland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Cortland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1200

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY College at Cortland admission chances by SAT score
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%
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SUNY Cortland ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for SUNY College at Cortland
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for SUNY College at Cortland
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY College at Cortland admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

SUNY College at Cortland has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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%

Admission Statistics

SUNY College at Cortland admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,374 5,535 11,909
Accepted 3,332 2,376 5,708
Acceptance Rate 52% 43% 48%
Enrolled 732 556 1,288
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 23% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY College at Cortland and what considerations affect admission decisions?

SUNY College at Cortland Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
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.