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Colleges / Purchase College, State University of New York

About SUNY Purchase

Purchase College, State University of New York is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Purchase, NY, less than an hour from New York City.

Founded in 1967, the institution currently enrolls around 3,695 students a year, including 3,610 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About SUNY Purchase

Acceptance rate: 74%

Average GPA: 3.33

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: July 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: October 1

SUNY Purchase Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to SUNY Purchase is moderately difficult. SUNY Purchase accepts around 74 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at SUNY Purchase is 3.33 out of 4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is SUNY Purchase a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 748 students who started at SUNY Purchase as first-time freshman, 396 graduate within four years.

Around 61 percent of students who started at SUNY Purchase earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $24,137 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does SUNY Purchase sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is SUNY Purchase a good school for YOU?

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July 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants will be notified by October 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about SUNY Purchase in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.

College Info

735 Anderson Hill Road Purchase, NY 10577-1400

Campus Setting: Small Town

SUNY Purchase Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SUNY Purchase is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SUNY Purchase is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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SUNY Purchase ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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SUNY Purchase SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

520 - 620


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

SUNY Purchase Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at SUNY Purchase is like? There are approximately 4,187 students enrolled at SUNY Purchase, including 4,081 undergraduate students and 106 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from NY and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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