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University at Albany- SUNY Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University at Albany- SUNY? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 12,608 out of 22,337 applicants or 56% were admitted making University at Albany- SUNY a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. SUNY at Albany typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 11,570 10,767 22,337
Accepted 6,261 6,347 12,608
Acceptance Rate 54% 59% 56%
Enrolled 1,274 1,318 2,592
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 21% 21%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to SUNY at Albany 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 89 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 1240
SAT Reading 540 630
SAT Math 540 610
ACT Composite 22 26
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
1240 and Above Good >68%
1160 to 1240 Avg + 56%-68%
1080 to 1160 Avg - 43%-56%
1000 to 1080 Reach 31%-43%
Less than 1000 Low <31%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into SUNY at Albany. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY at Albany was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University at Albany- SUNY accepts 56% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 13% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Good
3.25 to 3.50 27% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 22% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY at Albany 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 Required
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 No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196060 IPEDS survey data for SUNY at Albany.