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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    D-
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
SUNY Purchase College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Skyline Conference
Address
735 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, NY 10577
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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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
44%
Application Deadline
July 15
SAT Range
970-1180
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,123/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,819/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,069/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,371/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,276/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,792/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
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
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,673Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • There 's no such thing as a "typical" student.
    40%
  • Hipster
    26%
  • Artistic
    17%
  • Different
    9%
  • Geeky weirdo
    6%
  • Overly sensitive
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.62 responses
Poll
55%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Artistic
    53%
  • Think Wide Open- Our Slogan :)
    22%
  • We suck
    14%
  • Pretentious
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Not 100% handicap accessible
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses
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This school provides a solid education but the campus culture is awful. Purchase students are notorious for circulating the same low-level, uninspired new age counter-culture tropes to desperately avoid acknowledging the gaping chasm where campus community should normally be. Everyone is sensitive to a flaw, your speech will be stifled if you disagree with the general consensus. To put it short, SUNY Purchase is obsessed with mock profundity and recycled self-irony. Most students think that they are somehow enlightened or remarkably intelligent, when in reality they just spew basic progressive/socialist ideas. There is also a constant air of victimhood that stinks up the place, nearly every student feels disenfranchised, either by the government, high school, society, the media, gender stereotyping, --etc-- so that nobody has the drive to fight for a meaningful college experience. One cannot escape the feeling of mediocrity .
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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.
Purchase is a place unlike many other colleges. It is diverse, open-minded, and generally accepting; I have met peers and faculty during my freshman year who have changed my life. Academics are fantastic, and although my program is still starting, I have big hopes for its future. Additionally, there is a great sense of involvement among the students in politics and government. Despite the positive aspects, many of my peers have had a looming issue with the campus police: UPD. They frequently harass students and have difficulty performing their job capably, especially when it comes to sexual assault.