B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
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
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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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

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,678Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
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  • There 's no such thing as a "typical" student.
    43%
  • Hipster
    23%
  • Artistic
    20%
  • Different
    7%
  • Geeky weirdo
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.57 responses
Poll
52%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.105 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Artistic
    55%
  • Think Wide Open- Our Slogan :)
    26%
  • We suck
    10%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Not 100% handicap accessible
    3%
  • Pretentious
    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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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.
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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!
Purchase College has a great environment for both academic and social life. The campus spans hundreds of acres but classes and dorms are centralized within one acre. The student population has been the most important part of my experience so far as the school has drawn in an inspired group of motivated and talented youth. Because it's a state university there are a wide array of people from every socioeconomic background, race and gender identity. I think this is important as it allows students to gain a new kind of respect for every type of person you will interact with when off campus and after graduating. Purchase has amazing programs in the Arts, Theater, and Science areas so the school draws in students for other states as well as other countries.

I feel my academic experience has been extremely full. My professors continue to push the boundaries of my mind while offering me the tools and support I need to apply myself in this environment and face real world challenges.