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Utica University

Utica, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%

Utica College Admissions

Utica College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Utica College is 81%. Out of 3,367 applications received in 2023, 2,724 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Utica College, the application fee is $40.

Students who apply to Utica College for fall should hear back from Utica College by September 1.

Utica College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Utica College's admissions stats.

Utica College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 17%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 2%
Waitlist No

Utica College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Utica College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes

Considering 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 69%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 81%.

Utica College accepts approximately 95% of early action applicants and 81% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Utica College admitted 20 of the 29 students who applied early decision. Last year, Utica College admitted 996 of the 1,46 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Utica College Admissions

How Difficult 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 2022, Utica College accepted 81% of all applicants, around 2,724 from the 3,367 applicants.

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.

Transferring to Utica College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Utica College

Utica College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Utica College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Utica College

What does Utica College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Utica College for more information on admission factors.

Utica College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0 3
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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, 27% submitted a class rank. At Utica College 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 38% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Utica College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 31%
3.75 and 3.99 16%
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 18%
2.50 and 2.9 12%
2.00 and 2.49 9%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Utica College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

In 2022, 17% of Utica College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Utica College students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 534 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Utica College students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 534 or higher.

To be most competitive at Utica College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Utica College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Utica College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on 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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter 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 Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Utica College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Utica College?

❌ No, Utica College is test optional, so you can decide if you want to to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Utica College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Utica College is 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Utica College?

✅ Utica College's early decision acceptance rate was 69% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Utica College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Utica College was 95% in 2021.

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Utica College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Utica College? Utica College is a somewhat selective institution. The Utica College acceptance rate is 81%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

550 - 630


Reading SAT Range

534 - 620

Utica College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


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.

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