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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.
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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1260|
|Average SAT Score||1160|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||34|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||30|
|Average ACT Score||26|
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
|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%|
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.
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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)||23%||26%||24%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to SUNY at Purchase College is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to SUNY at Purchase College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
40% of students submit their SAT scores to Purchase College. 13% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.