Purchase College Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for SUNY at Purchase College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Purchase College? The school has a 74% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,002 out of 4,056 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. SUNY at Purchase College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 25% 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for SUNY at Purchase College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1100
SAT Scores for SUNY at Purchase College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Estimated Average SAT 1190
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 41 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1100 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 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
1270 and Above Good >83%
1185 to 1270 Avg + 74%-83%
1100 to 1185 Avg - 63%-74%
1015 to 1100 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1015 Low <50%

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 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for SUNY at Purchase College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Estimated Average ACT 23
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. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 23 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
26 and Above Good >83%
23 to 26 Avg + 74%-83%
20 to 23 Avg - 63%-74%
17 to 20 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 17 Low <50%

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Purchase College accepts 74% 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 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

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%

Admission Statistics

SUNY at Purchase College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,510 1,546 4,056
Accepted 1,896 1,106 3,002
Acceptance Rate 76% 72% 74%
Enrolled 456 307 763
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 28% 25%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2019
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 52 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2019.

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.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18

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.