Chubz.I mean i wouldnt really consider anything over the top 25 "best in the country" and anybody with a pulse can get into pretty much any of them besides geneseo.
Hell i got into 3 suny schools and my sat scores were below 1400
I guess i wouldnt consider them THAT bad but i have a long list of schools id rather attend than any of the suny schools.
They aren't ivy league schools. They're also not shitholes that people describe them as. SUNY is made up of community colleges, trade schools, universities, and research universities. The admission criteria is going to differ a lot from school to school. Schools look at way more than SAT's too, and it's not even so much how selective a school is. Look at Geneseo, they are undoubtable the hardest SUNY school to get into but they weren't on the list i mentioned of top universities. So does the selectiveness of a school always make it better?
SUNY schools are also a shit ton cheaper than private schools so that opens up a lot of opportunity for people who might not be able to afford college somewhere else, which is pretty dope in my opinion.