SUNY Purchase College Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.62 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities158 Graduates
Fine and Studio Arts Management75 Graduates
Drama and Theatre Production73 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production47 Graduates
Creative Writing46 Graduates
Graphic Design36 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responsesReport
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.106 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
I loved my time at Purchase College! My professors were very intelligent and engaging. The fellow students at my college are by far the best part of the Purchase community. Purchase students are fiercely passionate, intelligent, caring, and compassionate. Here I have met some of the most talented and brilliant people in the world! Purchase is a great choice for those looking to be challenged.
This school tried, but the administration is terrible at inter-departmental communication and the student suffers for it. I studied creative writing, and every semester I got the strong impression that the bureaucratic side of the college hated the program. This is possibly because of the faculty in charge, who were not great, to say the least. The entire Literature department was fantastic, though, which is the only reason I gave academics and professors four stars. The social life is active but frequently did not make efforts to include/recruit transfer students. The actual campus was rated one of the ugliest universities in the country and seemed to be built for maximum wind factor.
I will be heading to SUNY Purchase in the fall, and can say that I've never been so excited to initiate a new chapter in my life, not that I've had many. My older brother went to Purchase and I've had a few good friends go there as well, so I have built a relationship with the place in a way where i feel confident in my decision to join the likes of many brilliant, creative mind in the fall. In October of 2016, I spent a beautiful night on campus with a good friend and had an amazing experience. Everyone I spoke with was so warm and welcoming. They shared their thoughts, stories, and advice with me in a way I wasn't expecting, being I was younger and a stranger. I felt like I was already a part of the community and cant wait to be a full time member in August!