Resources › For Students and Parents SAT Scores for Admission to Top New York Colleges and Universities A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for 12 Colleges Share Flipboard Email Print Columbia University. Philippe Debled / Getty Images For Students and Parents Test Prep SAT Test Prep Test Prep Strategies Test Registration Study Skills ACT Test Prep GRE Test Prep LSAT Test Prep Certifications Homework Help Private School College Admissions College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated February 20, 2020 Learn what SAT scores you need to get into the top New York state colleges and universities. The side-by-side comparison table below shows scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these New York schools.Top New York Colleges SAT Score Comparison (mid 50%)(Learn what these numbers mean) Reading 25%Reading 75%Math 25%Math 75%Barnard College660760650740Binghamton University640711650720Colgate University660730650770Columbia University700780710790Cooper Union650740660790Cornell University690760700790Fordham University620700610710Hamilton College680750680760NYU650730640760RPI640730680770St. Lawrence University605685600680Sarah Lawrence College650730590680Skidmore College610700595700SUNY Geneseo570650550650Syracuse University580670580680University of Rochester640720660770Vassar College670750660750West Point585690600710Yeshiva University600710560710 View the ACT version of this tableSee SAT Scores for the SUNY Campuses*Note: Ithaca College and Bard College are not included in the table due to their practice of test-optional admissions.Admission is selective to all of these colleges, and you're going to need an academic record that is well above average. That said, several of the schools have test-optional admissions and do not require standardized test scores, and the University of Rochester has test-flexible admissions and will accept scores from standardized tests other than the SAT and ACT.It's also important to remember that all of the colleges and universities listed above have holistic admissions, and the SAT is just one part of the application. A low SAT score can certainly lead to a rejection letter for highly selective colleges, but strengths in other areas can help make up for a less-than-ideal score. The admissions officers at most of these New York colleges will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation, and in most cases demonstrated interest will also play a role. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics.