% Applicants who get in
"Typical" GPA & SAT of applicants.
Other Admissions Criteria
Example of colleges in this category
Most applicants if on track to graduate
Students need to be on-track with credits and regents.
Letters of rec or personal statement may strengthen your application. Many require placement testing when your accpeted.
2 year colleges: Tompkins, Cortland CC, Kingsborough, BMCC; most career training programs.
85s or higher, Range of SAT scores varies
2 rec letters and a polished personal essay. Often consider the strength of your resume and how challenging your classes are.
Oneonta, New Paltz, Buffalo State, Howard
Top of class; high 90s, SATs in very top ranges (1200+)
Exceptional resume w. evidence of academic originality/leadership. 2 very strong rec letters, the most challenging classes available, including college level classes, often require multiple, very strong application essays.
"Ivy League" colleges like: Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Brown, Columbia
HOW HARD OR EASY IS IT TO GET IN TO COLLEGE?
Selectivity, is how hard or easy it is to get in to a college or program, often based on the Percent of applicants who are accepted. Naviance, and many other research sources, will not give you the exact GPA and SAT score required for admissions so you'll have to use the "percent accepted" to figure it out.
90s or higher, some require SATs in top ranges (1000+), a few are SAT optional
75s to 85s. Range of SAT scores varies
Exceptional resume. 2 very strong rec letters,evidence of taking challenging courses, including college level classes, often require multiple, very strong application essays.
Look primarily at GPA and SAT scores. May consider teacher letters, personal statement, and resume.
NYU, Bates, Skidmore, Hamilton, Binghamton, Georgetown
Alfred State, John Jay, York, Some career training programs
If either your GPA or SAT scores are lower than what is listed, consider a college a “reach.” Be SURE you have plenty of probables, too, and talk to your college and career advisor about which of your “reach” colleges are best for your situation.