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    SUNY at Albany

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    68%

    Admission Rate
    26

    Median ACT
    888

    Median SAT
    888 is the median SAT score and 26 is the median ACT score for admitted students at Albany. A score that is close to this median value indicates that you have a good chance of admission to the institution. However, it’s important to remember that colleges judge applications holistically. If the rest of your application is strong, it’s possible to make up for lower test scores.

    Is Albany test-optional?

    SUNY at Albanyrequires students to submit either an SAT or ACT score. We can help you decide which of these tests to focus on, and if you are not happy with your current score, there are ways to improve both your SAT and ACT scores.

    What SAT/ACT score do you need to get into SUNY at Albany?

    Colleges use standardized tests like the SAT and ACT as one of many factors to determine their admissions decisions. A high score on one of these tests does not guarantee admission to a college, and a low score does not guarantee rejection. However, the majority of accepted applicants to SUNY at Albany receive between a 22 and a 31 on their ACT, or a 840 and a 990 on their SAT.

    February
    1

    Regular Decision

    November
    15

    Early Action

    What is the application deadline at Albany?

    Students must apply by February 1 to enroll at Albany during the fall semester. Remember that college applications involve many pieces, including essays, a transcript, letters of recommendation, and more. Be sure to start your application as soon as you can to make sure you have enough time to make it as compelling as possible.


    And if you’re considering applying Early Action at Albany, remember that the deadline is November 15.

    Should I apply Early Action at Albany?

    Early Action is a great option for students who want to hear back from a college before the Regular Decision admissions are released. At some colleges, applying Early Action can also help your admissions chances. However, this varies on a college-by-college basis, so it will not always give you a boost.

    Be on the lookout for Single Choice Early Action or Restricted Early Action options. These are not the same as Early Action, and although they can be great options for some students, they are not a good fit for everyone. If you’re considering applying for Single Choice Early Action or Restricted Early Action, be sure to read the college’s admissions website carefully. Make sure that these restrictions fit with your college admissions plan.

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