SUNY Empire State College (ESC)

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SUNY Empire State College can be found in Saratoga Springs, NY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 13,000 students enrolled per year at ESC.

Approximately 80% of all applicant were admitted at ESC, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 36% continued on to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the ESC acceptance rate 2015 will be around 79%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall ESC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for SUNY Empire State College was reported as 80.5% in Fall 2012 with over 1,480 college applications submitted to ESC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SUNY Empire State College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 66.3%
  • 2009-2010: 71.8%
  • 2010-2011: 81.8%
  • 2011-2012: 80.3%
  • 2012-2013: 80.5%
  • Projected ESC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 78.6%

How Does ESC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SUNY Empire State College is forty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute41.2%
SUNY at Albany55.5%
SUNY College at Oneonta50.7%
Westfield State University74.9%
Dartmouth College9.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)

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