Purchase College Admission RequirementsPurchase, New York
Chances of getting into SUNY at Purchase College
How hard is it to get into Purchase College and can I get accepted? The school has a 65% acceptance rate ranking it #74 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,216 out of 4,944 applicants were admitted making Purchase College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. SUNY at Purchase College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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Purchase College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT40%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1270|
|Average SAT Score||1170|
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 requires 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #45 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 40 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1270 and Above||Good||>76%|
|1165 to 1270||Avg +||65%-76%|
|1060 to 1165||Avg -||52%-65%|
|955 to 1060||Reach||39%-52%|
|Less than 955||Low||<39%|
Purchase College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT13%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||24|
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #50 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 13 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to SUNY at Purchase College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>77%|
|24 to 28||Avg +||65%-77%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||54%-65%|
|18 to 21||Reach||43%-54%|
|Less than 18||Low||<43%|
Avg. High School GPA3.2
Typical High School GradesB
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. 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 65% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
71% of SUNY at Purchase College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||26%||31%||28%|
Applications are DueJul 15, 2020
Days left to Apply40
Applicants have 40 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Purchase College before the Jul 15 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
What are the requirements for admission to SUNY at Purchase College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
40% of students submit their SAT scores to Purchase College. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
65% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1270. 40% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.