Purchase College Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for SUNY at Purchase College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Purchase College? The school has a 44% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,942 out of 6,762 applicants were admitted making Purchase College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. SUNY at Purchase College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for SUNY at Purchase College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for SUNY at Purchase College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1250
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to SUNY at Purchase College?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY at Purchase College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >57%
1150 to 1250 Avg + 44%-57%
1050 to 1150 Avg - 32%-44%
950 to 1050 Reach 21%-32%
Less than 950 Low <21%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for SUNY at Purchase College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for SUNY at Purchase College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Purchase College?

Admission data indicates that Purchase College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY at Purchase College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY at Purchase College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >59%
23 to 27 Avg + 44%-59%
20 to 23 Avg - 33%-44%
17 to 20 Reach 24%-33%
Less than 17 Low <24%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need about average high school grades to get into SUNY at Purchase College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at SUNY at Purchase College was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Purchase College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted SUNY at Purchase College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 14% Good
3.50 to 3.75 17% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 21% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 28% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 5% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low


Admission Statistics

SUNY at Purchase College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,149 2,613 6,762
Accepted 1,845 1,097 2,942
Acceptance Rate 44% 42% 44%
Enrolled 425 307 732
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 28% 25%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY at Purchase College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

SUNY at Purchase College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at SUNY at Purchase College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196219 IPEDS survey data for SUNY at Purchase College.