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Utica College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Utica College, the fee for the application costs $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Applying Early to Utica College?

Utica College offers early decision and also offers early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

The early decision acceptance rate at Utica College is 94%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 86%. Utica College accepts about 85% of early action applicants* and 86% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, Utica College admitted 34 of the 36 students who applied early decison. Last year, Utica College admitted 221 of the 261 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Utica College?

Getting into Utica College is moderately difficult. Utica College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Utica College **accepted 86% of students, around 2,695 of the 3,119 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Utica College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to physical therapy, occupational therapy, joint health programs is program very difficult.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Utica College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Utica College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Utica College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Utica College must submit the following items. Double check with Utica College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2 3
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Utica College?

Students admitted to Utica College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 47% submitted a class rank. At Utica College 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 69% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Utica College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 47%
3.75 and 3.99 6%
3.50 and 3.74 11%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 21%
2.50 and 2.9 12%
2.00 and 2.49 12%
Utica College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Utica College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 59% of Utica College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Utica College?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Utica College students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 495 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Utica College students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 495 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Utica College?

To be most competitive at Utica College, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Utica College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Utica College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

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Transferring to Utica College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Utica College.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Utica College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Utica College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Utica College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Utica College.

Does Utica College accept transfer credits?

Utica College transfer credits from accredited institutions. Utica College accepts:

DSST/DANTES Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit

Does Utica College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Utica College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Utica College?

No, Utica College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Utica College's acceptance rate?

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What is the early decision acceptance rate at Utica College?

Utica College's early decision acceptance rate was 94% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Utica College?

The early action acceptance rate at Utica College was 85% in 2021.

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Utica College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

86%

How hard is it to get into Utica College? Utica College is a somewhat selective institution. The Utica College acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.

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Utica College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Utica College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Utica College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Utica College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

21 to 26

Avg

21 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Utica College is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Utica College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Utica College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

520 - 610

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Reading SAT Range

495 - 600

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Utica College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.3

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Utica College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.3. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,614

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

86%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$22,260

Out-of-State

$22,260

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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