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Purchase College Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Purchase College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 3,235 out of 7,928 applicants or 41% were admitted making Purchase College a more competitive school to get into with a lesser 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 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,066 2,862 7,928
Accepted 2,097 1,138 3,235
Acceptance Rate 41% 40% 41%
Enrolled 481 302 783
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 27% 24%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to SUNY at Purchase College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1040 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 935. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1145 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1040 1250
SAT Reading 530 660
SAT Math 510 590
ACT Composite 22 27
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >54%
1145 to 1250 Avg + 41%-54%
1040 to 1145 Avg - 29%-41%
935 to 1040 Reach 19%-29%
Less than 935 Low <19%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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 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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 55 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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