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SUNY College at Oswego Admission Requirements

Oswego, New York

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Chances of getting into SUNY College at Oswego

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
69%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY College at Oswego
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into SUNY College at Oswego and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at SUNY College at Oswego is 69%.  It ranks #75 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. SUNY College at Oswego is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 8,459 out of 12,277 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent (SAT 1020/1190 ACT 20/26). SUNY College at Oswego typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.33. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The SUNY College at Oswego application fee is $50 and applications are due by Apr 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to SUNY College at Oswego. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 97% of students submitted SAT scores and 24% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

SUNY College at Oswego SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1020-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT 
97%
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Oswego
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Oswego
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to SUNY College at Oswego?

SUNY College at Oswego typically prefers applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 930. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. SUNY College at Oswego ranks #56 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 97 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY College at Oswego admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1190 and Above Good >81%
1105 to 1190 Avg + 69%-81%
1020 to 1105 Avg - 54%-69%
935 to 1020 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 935 Low <38%
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SUNY College at Oswego ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
24%
ACT Scores for SUNY College at Oswego
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for SUNY College at Oswego
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SUNY College at Oswego?

Admission data indicates that SUNY College at Oswego regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #60 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY College at Oswego.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY College at Oswego admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >81%
23 to 26 Avg + 69%-81%
20 to 23 Avg - 54%-69%
17 to 20 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 17 Low <38%
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SUNY College at Oswego GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.33
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into SUNY College at Oswego?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into SUNY College at Oswego. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY College at Oswego was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #63 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 College at Oswego accepts 69% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted SUNY College at Oswego students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 3.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 23.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 12.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 19.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 20.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 22.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

75% of SUNY College at Oswego freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted SUNY College at Oswego students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 15%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 75%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

SUNY College at Oswego admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,182 5,095 12,277
Accepted 4,995 3,464 8,459
Acceptance Rate 70% 68% 69%
Enrolled 717 553 1,270
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 16% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
72

Applicants have 72 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Apr 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to SUNY College at Oswego is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY College at Oswego and what student information is used for admission decisions?

SUNY College at Oswego Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at SUNY College at Oswego
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196194 IPEDS survey data for SUNY College at Oswego.

FAQs

Does SUNY College at Oswego prefer SAT or ACT?

97% of students submit their SAT scores to SUNY College at Oswego. 24% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into SUNY College at Oswego?

69% of those who apply are granted admission to SUNY College at Oswego. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for SUNY College at Oswego?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1190. 97% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for SUNY College at Oswego?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 24% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.