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Acceptance Rate 53.45%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 17.73%
Applicants 1,251,182
Admitted 668,698
Enrolled 118,585

Applying To New York Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 53.45% at New York colleges and universities where total 1,251,182 students have applied and 668,698 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 Rate53.45%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.73%
Average Test Scores1,186 SAT / 26 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,251,182 students (530,686 men and 719,866 women) applied to and 668,698 (272,343 men and 396,341 women) students were accepted to admit New York Colleges. Among them, 52,808 men and 65,774 women were enrolled into New York schools. The average acceptance rate is 53.45% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 17.73%. The table below shows the New York colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for New York Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,251,182530,686719,866
Admitted668,698272,343396,341
Enrolled118,58552,80865,774
Acceptance Rate 53.45% 51.32% 55.06%
Enrollment Ratio 17.73% 19.39% 16.60%
[Chart]New York Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For New York college, 69,229 students (71.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 17,449 students (20.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,281 and 25th percentile score is 1,091. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 85 and 25th percentile score is 68. 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 Writing544.00634.00
SAT Math547.00647.00
ACT Composite23.0028.00
ACT Math22.0028.00
ACT English23.0029.00
[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

117 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 42 New York colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to New York colleges.
Admission Checklist for New York Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA11718
High School Rank1161
High School Record (or Transcript)15046
Completion of College Preparatory Program8463
Recommendations14328
Formal Demonstration of Competencies4428
Admission Test Scores4223
TOEFL11415
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)176