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SUNY Purchase College
  • 4 Year
  • PURCHASE, NY

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade D minus
  5. Athletics
    grade C
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade D+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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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 3,709 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Purchase College acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Fine and Studio Arts Management, and Drama and Theatre Production. Graduating 61% of students, Purchase College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,100.

About

735 ANDERSON HILL RD
PURCHASE, NY 10577
Branch of
SUNY System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Skyline Conference

SUNY Purchase College Rankings

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Purchase College Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1060-1260
ACT Range
23-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$18,104 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,626 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 58 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 73 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 73 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,709 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
342
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • There 's no such thing as a "typical" student.
    37%
  • Hipster
    22%
  • Artistic
    20%
  • Different
    10%
  • Geeky weirdo
    5%
  • Overly sensitive
    5%
  • Out of the box
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 69 responses
Poll
54%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 117 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Artistic
    53%
  • Think Wide Open- Our Slogan :)
    21%
  • We suck
    14%
  • Not 100% handicap accessible
    5%
  • Pretentious
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 33 responses

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