Acceptance Rate 52.79%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 17.39%
Applicants 1,330,153
Admitted 702,197
Enrolled 122,146

Applying To New York Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 52.79% at New York colleges and universities, a total of 1,330,153 students applied and 702,197 were accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $68 and the graduate application fees is $67. The following table presents the general admission information for applying to New York colleges.
General Admission Information of New York Colleges
Open Admission Policy167 out of 418 schools
Undergraduate Application Fees$68
Graduate Application Fees$67
Acceptance Rate52.79%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.39%
Test Scores1,246 SAT / 27 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For the academic year 2022-2023, total 1,330,153 students (552,110 men and 772,418 women) applied to and 702,197 (279,120 men and 420,909 women) students were accepted to admit New York Colleges. Among them, 54,188 men and 68,358 women were enrolled into New York schools.
The average acceptance rate is 52.79% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 17.39%. The table below shows the New York colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for New York Colleges (2022-2023)
Acceptance Rate 52.79% 50.56% 54.49%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 17.39% 19.41% 16.24%
[Chart]New York Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

In New York, 1 college requires SAT and ACT score and 0 colleges recommend them to their applicant. In addition, 97 colleges consider the test score in selection process, while it is not required.
24,419 students (25.00%) submitted their SAT scores and 6,416 students (7.00%) submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,340 and 25th percentile score is 1,151. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 30 and 25th percentile score is 24.
The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of first-time enrolled students at New York colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at New York Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing577669
SAT Math574671
ACT Composite2430
ACT Math2328
ACT English2430
[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, 283 schools use semester calendar systems and 4 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester283 out of 418 schools
Quarter4 out of 418 schools
Trimester10 out of 418 schools
Four-one-four plan4 out of 418 schools
Other academic year4 out of 418 schools
Differs by program40 out of 418 schools
Continuous63 out of 418 schools
Un-Known/Other10 out of 418 schools
Next table describes credits that New York colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits167 out of 418 schools
Credits for Life Experiences111 out of 418 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits196 out of 418 schools
Credit for Military Training133 out of 418 schools

Application Requirements

123 New York schools require High School GPA and 142 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 1 New York colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to New York colleges.
Admission Checklist for New York Colleges
High School GPA1230
High School Rank90
High School Record (or Transcript)1420
Completion of College Preparatory Program890
Formal Demonstration of Competencies420
Admission Test Scores10
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00