SUNY at Purchase College

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SUNY at Purchase College can be found in Purchase, NY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 4,600 students are enrolled at SUNY at Purchase College.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at this school. A score between 1470 to 1780 on the SAT exam, or 21 to 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the SUNY at Purchase College average GPA (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 33% of all students that apply are granted admission to SUNY at Purchase College, from which 28 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SUNY at Purchase College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for SUNY at Purchase College was reported as 33.2% in Fall 2013 with over 8,410 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1470 - 1780
  • ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into SUNY at Purchase College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of SUNY at Purchase College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SUNY at Purchase College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 26.7%
  • 2010-2011: 30.9%
  • 2011-2012: 33.6%
  • 2012-2013: 33.4%
  • 2013-2014: 33.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 32.6%

How Does SUNY at Purchase College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SUNY at Purchase College is sixty-seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Manhattanville College76.7%
University of Connecticut-Stamford41.1%
Iona College92.1%
Concordia College-New York67.0%
Sarah Lawrence College61.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SUNY at Purchase College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 600
Math480 - 580
Writing490 - 600
Total Score1470 - 1780
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math20 - 26
Composite Score21 - 26
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