SUNY Canton: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

SUNY Canton

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The SUNY College of Technology at Canton is a public college with an acceptance rate of 78%. Located in Canton, New York, SUNY Canton is close to the Adirondack Mountains and the St. Lawrence River. St. Lawrence University is less than two miles away. SUNY Canton has an average class size of 17 students and a student / faculty ratio of 17-to-1. The school offers 31 bachelor's degree, 21 associate degree, three professional certificate programs, and 21 online degree programs through the Canino School of Engineering Technology, the School of Business and Liberal Arts, and the School of Health, Science and Criminal Justice. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. 

Considering applying to SUNY Canton? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, SUNY Canton had an acceptance rate of 78%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 78 students were admitted, making SUNY Canton's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 4,485
Percent Admitted 78%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 21%

SAT Scores and Requirements

SUNY Canton requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 59% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 450 540
Math 450 540
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of SUNY Canton's admitted students fall within the bottom 29% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Canton scored between 450 and 540, while 25% scored below 450 and 25% scored above 540. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 450 and 540, while 25% scored below 450 and 25% scored above 540. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1080 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at SUNY Canton.

Requirements

SUNY Canton does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that SUNY Canton participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

SUNY Canton requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 10% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 16 22
Math 15 20
Composite 17 22

This admissions data tells us that most of SUNY Canton's admitted students fall within the bottom 33% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to SUNY Canton received a composite ACT score between 17 and 22, while 25% scored above 22 and 25% scored below 17.

Requirements

Note that SUNY Canton does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. SUNY Canton does not require the optional ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the middle 50% of SUNY Canton's incoming class had high school GPAs between 82 and 90. 25% had a GPA above 90, and 25% had a GPA below 82. These results suggest that most successful applicants to SUNY Canton have primarily A and B grades.

Admissions Chances

SUNY Canton, which accepts just over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, Canton also has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. While not required, SUNY Canton strongly recommends campus visits and interviews for interested applicants. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside SUNY Canton's average range. 

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and SUNY Canton Undergraduate Admissions Office.