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Acceptance Rate 52.98%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 17.99%
Applicants 1,292,347
Admitted 684,664
Enrolled 123,174

Applying To New York Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 52.98% at New York colleges and universities where total 1,292,347 students have applied and 684,664 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $67.00 and the graduate application fees is $69.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to New York colleges.
General Admission Information of New York Colleges
Open Admission Policy179 out of 475 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 67.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 69.00
Average Acceptance Rate52.98%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.99%
Average Test Scores1,232 SAT / 28 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,292,347 students (536,984 men and 755,143 women) applied to and 684,664 (269,465 men and 415,140 women) students were accepted to admit New York Colleges. Among them, 53,739 men and 69,426 women were enrolled into New York schools. The average acceptance rate is 52.98% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 17.99%. The table below shows the New York colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for New York Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,292,347536,984755,143
Admitted684,664269,465415,140
Enrolled123,17453,73969,426
Acceptance Rate 52.98% 50.18% 54.98%
Enrollment Ratio 17.99% 19.94% 16.72%
[Chart]New York Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For New York college, 23,810 students (25.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 7,318 students (9.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,328 and 25th percentile score is 1,135. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 88 and 25th percentile score is 72. 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 Writing567.00660.00
SAT Math568.00668.00
ACT Composite25.0030.00
ACT Math23.0028.00
ACT English24.0030.00
[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, 292 schools use semester calendar systems and 5 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester292 out of 475 schools
Quarter5 out of 475 schools
Trimester11 out of 475 schools
Four-one-four plan4 out of 475 schools
Other academic year6 out of 475 schools
Differs by program49 out of 475 schools
Continuous70 out of 475 schools
Un-Known/Other38 out of 475 schools
Next table describes credits that New York colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits177 out of 475 schools
Credits for Life Experiences112 out of 475 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits202 out of 475 schools
Credit for Military Training135 out of 475 schools

Application Requirements

115 New York schools require High School GPA and 150 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 6 New York colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to New York colleges.
Admission Checklist for New York Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA11519
High School Rank856
High School Record (or Transcript)15047
Completion of College Preparatory Program8759
Recommendations14127
Formal Demonstration of Competencies4626
Admission Test Scores624
TOEFL11313
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)186