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Chances of getting into SUNY at Purchase College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
51.5%
Admission Difficulty for SUNY at Purchase College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Purchase College and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #45 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,341 out of 6,486 applicants were admitted making Purchase College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. SUNY at Purchase College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to SUNY at Purchase College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 40% of students submit SAT scores and 13% submit ACT scores.

Purchase College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1260
Applicants Submitting SAT
40%
SAT Scores for SUNY at Purchase College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for SUNY at Purchase College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1260
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

SUNY at Purchase College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #48 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SUNY at Purchase College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1260 and Above Good >65%
1160 to 1260 Avg + 52%-65%
1060 to 1160 Avg - 39%-52%
960 to 1060 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 960 Low <27%
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Purchase College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
13%
ACT Scores for SUNY at Purchase College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for SUNY at Purchase College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

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 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #32 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY at Purchase College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

SUNY at Purchase College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >67%
26 to 30 Avg + 52%-67%
23 to 26 Avg - 41%-52%
20 to 23 Reach 30%-41%
Less than 20 Low <30%
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Purchase College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into SUNY at Purchase College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into 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. The school ranks #83 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Purchase College accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted SUNY at Purchase College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

71% of SUNY at Purchase College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted SUNY at Purchase College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 10%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 71%
Bottom 50% of class 29%
Bottom 25% of class 6%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

SUNY at Purchase College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,144 2,342 6,486
Accepted 2,206 1,135 3,341
Acceptance Rate 53% 48% 52%
Enrolled 500 298 798
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 26% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to SUNY at Purchase College is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to SUNY at Purchase College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

SUNY at Purchase College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does SUNY at Purchase College prefer SAT or ACT?

40% of students submit their SAT scores to Purchase College. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into SUNY at Purchase College?

52% of those who apply are granted admission to Purchase College. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for SUNY at Purchase College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1260. 40% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for SUNY at Purchase College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 30. 13% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.