Purchase College is a public college located in Harrison, New York in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,712 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Purchase College acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Fine and Studio Arts Management, and Psychology. Graduating 67% of students, Purchase College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,100.
SUNY Purchase College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities175 Graduates
Fine and Studio Arts Management70 Graduates
Drama and Theatre Production56 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production39 Graduates
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia34 Graduates
Theatre Design34 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.66 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.114 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
SUNY Purchase College Reviews
Purchase has incredible, dedicated & talented professors & staff who are devoted to students. The academics rival any other college or university while the fine arts culture is arguably second to none. Nestled in a small town in Westchester, just a quick train ride or drive into NYC. Westchester itself offers a wide diversity of hidden treasures and has ocean front parks, beaches, sailing opportunities and more. I will never forget my years at Purchase!
Honestly, I love the school the people there help me so much they push me to be more, feel safe, and I feel like its my second home. the school is giving great opportunity for me and giving me everything I possibly need. The application process was easy and the forming teach as well was great ! I can't wait to go to school in august and see all my new friends I've made! A lot of the people there are weird like me and I'm just so excited to be given the opportunity to go to a amazing musical creative school!
The students who attend Purchase College are remarkable, passionate, and creative. Unfortunately, the reason why Purchase is such a noted school is solely based on the student body, not the actual college. It is poorly-funded and poorly-equipped with racist, insensitive staff such as the Provost, Barry Pearson. Black professors are almost always on leave or even fired, and replaced with white professors. Black and of color students do not have enough representation with professors. Overall, it is a predominantly white institution, lacking diversity for black and brown students.