Acceptance Rate 50.16%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 19.79%
Applicants 1,269,540
Admitted 636,820
Enrolled 126,001

Applying To New York Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 50.16% at New York colleges and universities where total 1,269,540 students have applied and 636,820 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $67.00 and the graduate application fees is $68.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to New York colleges.
General Admission Information of New York Colleges
Open Admission Policy186 out of 464 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 67.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 68.00
Average Acceptance Rate50.16%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)19.79%
Average Test Scores1,187 SAT / 25 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 1,269,540 students (543,045 men and 726,476 women) applied to and 636,820 (263,248 men and 373,557 women) students were accepted to admit New York Colleges. Among them, 56,791 men and 69,208 women were enrolled into New York schools. The average acceptance rate is 50.16% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 19.79%. The table below shows the New York colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for New York Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 50.16% 48.48% 51.42%
Enrollment Ratio 19.79% 21.57% 18.53%
[Chart]New York Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For New York college, 79,833 students (74.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 20,443 students (23.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,284 and 25th percentile score is 1,089. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 84 and 25th percentile score is 65. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at New York colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at New York Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing543.00636.00
SAT Math546.00648.00
ACT Composite22.0028.00
ACT Math21.0027.00
ACT English22.0029.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - New York Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - New York Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - New York Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In New York State, 297 schools use semester calendar systems and 5 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester297 out of 464 schools
Quarter5 out of 464 schools
Trimester11 out of 464 schools
Four-one-four plan4 out of 464 schools
Other academic year6 out of 464 schools
Differs by program52 out of 464 schools
Continuous73 out of 464 schools
Un-Known/Other16 out of 464 schools
Next table describes credits that New York colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits179 out of 464 schools
Credits for Life Experiences114 out of 464 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits205 out of 464 schools
Credit for Military Training137 out of 464 schools

Application Requirements

118 New York schools require High School GPA and 152 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 71 New York colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to New York colleges.
Admission Checklist for New York Colleges
High School GPA11820
High School Rank1164
High School Record (or Transcript)15246
Completion of College Preparatory Program8466
Formal Demonstration of Competencies4729
Admission Test Scores7121
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)179