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University at Albany Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Albany, NY

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 1 3
Social Studies 3  
History 2  
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted March 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1400 Washington Avenue
City, State, Zip
Albany, NY 12222-0001
Phone
 
Fax
 
E-mail
ugadmissions@albany.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio, audition recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 27,679 applicants were admitted
Women
51% of 15,029 applicants were admitted
Men
53% of 12,650 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,659 (25%) of 14,416 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,860 (24%) of 7,671 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,799 (27%) of 6,745 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
80% of 5,141 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
1,105
Students Accepting Wait List Position
285
Students Admitted From Wait List
282

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.30
3.75 and Above
15%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
590 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
35%
Score of 500 - 600
56%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
590 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
41%
Score of 500 - 600
51%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8%
Score of 24 - 29
52%
Score of 18 - 23
40%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 55%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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