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SUNY Purchase College
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  • 4 Year
  • PURCHASE, NY

Report Card

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

About

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

Purchase is one part distinguished liberal arts and sciences college; one part world-renowned arts school; and another part the alchemy resulting from the mix.

You’ll know immediately there’s something different about this place. Boundaries blur and collaboration rules. Being an artist or scholar or writer or scientist or philosopher is never synonymous with your major (we have 47). An ethos of inclusivity and acceptance allows for the freedom to be authentic.

With the same SUNY core curriculum, you build your academic experience on a footing of broad knowledge and skills. But here, creativity is the real core. We encourage interdisciplinary thinking and unconventional approaches to problem-solving.

Our sprawling green 500-acre suburban campus is only 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan, nestled among nearby cities White Plains and Port Chester.

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SUNY Purchase College Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
March 1
Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
1100-1280
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,538 / 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
$10,860 / 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
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 58 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 77 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 77 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
    34%
  • On Campus
    2%
  • Online
    65%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,248 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
352
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Artistic
    31%
  • Hipster
    31%
  • Different
    14%
  • Overly sensitive
    10%
  • Geeky weirdo
    7%
  • Out of the box
    3%
  • """qUiRkY""" but annoying
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 73 responses
Poll
55%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 121 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Artistic
    51%
  • Think Wide Open- Our Slogan :)
    19%
  • We suck
    17%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Not 100% handicap accessible
    4%
  • Pretentious
    4%

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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