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 1060 to 1260 on the SAT exam, or 23 to 30 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 (3.28 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 52% of all students that apply are granted admission to SUNY at Purchase College, from which 24 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SUNY at Purchase College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for SUNY at Purchase College was reported as 51.5% in Fall 2020 with over 6,490 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

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.64

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

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to SUNY at Purchase College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SUNY at Purchase College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 43.5%
  • 2017-2018: 74.0%
  • 2018-2019: 65.0%
  • 2019-2020: 51.5%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 54.4%

How Does SUNY at Purchase College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SUNY at Purchase College is ten percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Manhattanville College90.3%
University of Connecticut-Stamford91.3%
Iona College84.1%
Concordia College-New York93.8%
Sarah Lawrence College53.1%

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
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SUNY at Purchase College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math520 - 620
Total Score1060 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 34
Math21 - 28
Composite Score23 - 30
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