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SUNY College at Oswego Admission Requirements

Oswego, New York

Chances of getting into SUNY College at Oswego

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
53.6%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY College at Oswego
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into SUNY College at Oswego and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate ranking it #51 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,192 out of 13,414 applicants were admitted making SUNY College at Oswego a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. SUNY College at Oswego typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% 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 College at Oswego SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
97%
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Oswego
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for SUNY College at Oswego
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1160

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 requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #50 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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
1240 and Above Good >67%
1155 to 1240 Avg + 54%-67%
1070 to 1155 Avg - 41%-54%
985 to 1070 Reach 29%-41%
Less than 985 Low <29%
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SUNY College at Oswego ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
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 21
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 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 #59 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY College at Oswego.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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 >69%
23 to 26 Avg + 54%-69%
21 to 23 Avg - 43%-54%
19 to 21 Reach 33%-43%
Less than 19 Low <33%
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SUNY College at Oswego GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into SUNY College at Oswego. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY College at Oswego was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #44 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 54% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted SUNY College at Oswego students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 26% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

55% of SUNY College at Oswego freshman were in the top twenty five percent 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 16%
Top 25% of class 55%
Top 50% of class 87%
Bottom 50% of class 13%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

SUNY College at Oswego admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,554 5,858 13,414
Accepted 4,033 3,157 7,192
Acceptance Rate 53% 54% 54%
Enrolled 797 685 1,482
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 22% 21%

Admission 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 Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
P
SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, New York

M
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

North Adams, Massachusetts

R
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Mahwah, New Jersey

B
CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, New York

P
Penn State Greater Allegheny

McKeesport, Pennsylvania

R
University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island

A
University of Akron Main Campus

Akron, Ohio

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?

54% of those who apply are granted admission to SUNY College at Oswego. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging 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 1070 and 1240. 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 21 and 26. 24% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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