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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  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+
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.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Skyline Conference
Address
735 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, NY 10577
Branch of
SUNY System

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
74%
Application Deadline
July 15
SAT Range
1020-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,142/ 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
$7,525/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
79%

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
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,712Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
351
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
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  • There 's no such thing as a "typical" student.
    38%
  • Hipster
    23%
  • Artistic
    18%
  • Different
    8%
  • Geeky weirdo
    5%
  • Overly sensitive
    5%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.66 responses
Poll
54%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.114 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Artistic
    50%
  • Think Wide Open- Our Slogan :)
    23%
  • We suck
    15%
  • Not 100% handicap accessible
    5%
  • Pretentious
    5%
  • Diverse
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
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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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!
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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.