SUNY Albany is one of the top research institutions in the State University of New York system, and it is also one of the more selective SUNY schools. Roughly half of all applicants to Albany will not get in, and those with successful applications tend to have solid academic records and standardized test scores. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The majority of successful applicants had high school averages of "B+" or better, combined SAT scores (CR+M+W) of 1600 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 22 or better.
In all but the upper right corner of the graph, you'll notice some red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue. Some students with grades and test scores that were in line for admission to SUNY Albany did not get in. On the flip side, some students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Albany's admissions process is holistic -- the university looks at more than numbers. The admissions officers will be looking at the rigor of your high school courses to see that you took challenging high school classes. They will also want to see a winning essay, interesting extracurricular activities, and a strong letter of recommendation.
To learn more about SUNY Albany, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- SUNY Albany Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?