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City College of New York Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into City College of New York? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 8,736 out of 20,331 applicants or 43% were admitted making City College of New York a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 10,761 9,570 20,331
Accepted 4,943 3,793 8,736
Acceptance Rate 46% 40% 43%
Enrolled 761 869 1,630
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 23% 19%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to CUNY City College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 965. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1195 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1080 1310
SAT Reading 520 640
SAT Math 560 670
ACT Composite N/A N/A
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >56%
1195 to 1310 Avg + 43%-56%
1080 to 1195 Avg - 31%-43%
965 to 1080 Reach 21%-31%
Less than 965 Low <21%

Estimated GPA Requirements

CUNY City College has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to CUNY City College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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=190567 IPEDS survey data for CUNY City College.



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