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State University of New York--Purchase College

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United States

Phone: 914-251-6300

Fax: 914-251-6314

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 93
SAT:
% Submitting Score:92%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:500 - 610
     Math Middle 50%:480 - 570
     Writing Middle 50%:480 - 600
ACT:
% Submitting Score:24%
     ACT Middle 50%:21 - 27
     Math Middle 50%:20 - 26
     English Middle 50%:21 - 28
Average High School GPA:3.2
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:14%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:17%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:15%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:21%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:28%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:5%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:10%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:39%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:71%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 8,907
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,971
Total of accepted students who enroll: 693
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 83%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 12/15
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 07/15
Priority Application Date: 03/01
Notification Begins: 05/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in full
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Considered
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Very important
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Not Considered
Work Experience:Not Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:20
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:0
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:4
     History:0
     Academic Electives:2
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    93
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    500 - 610
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    480 - 570
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    480 - 600
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    21 - 27
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    20 - 26
  •      English Middle 50%:
    21 - 28
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.2
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    07/15
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