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
    B-
  9. Dorms
    D+
  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

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
41%
SAT Scores Range
990-1210
ACT Scores Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for SUNY Purchase College

Cost

Net Price
$17,325/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,423/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,118/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,529/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,754/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,278/ 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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,746Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • 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 SUNY Purchase College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.33 responses

SUNY Purchase College Reviews

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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!
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Initially I was hesitant to applying to this school, as it seemed way too far out of my comfort zone (that comfort zone being the pseudo-conservative small town I grew up in). But within a few weeks of my first semester, I discovered how much I love it! Everyone here is (largely) open-minded, whether it be about gender identity, sexual orientation, sense of fashion, or different religions and cultures.

I will say that the school does have a FEW issues, though they are being fixed. We had an issue in my dorm with the laundry machines constantly breaking down, but luckily the machines are being replaced with new ones. The dorm I will be moving into this fall is also going to be refurbished, in response perhaps to some of the criticisms that our buildings are a bit of an eyesore. (The designer of the buildings apparently took the movement of "Brutalism" very literally!)

When an issue in my program came up regarding racial microaggressions among some of the student's dialogue and gossip, a mature and concise discussion was initiated. I am proud to be a part of a community that is open to discussion about gender, race, and other social issues without resorting to putting down one group in favor of another.

The campus has its share of vibrant student events. We not only have a massive two-day music fest and carnival known as Culture Shock, but also Zombie Prom and Pancake Madness to give us a break from our intensive workload. This past March I attended a short St. Patrick's Day party that was completely organized by two RA's. Overall, whether it's the powerful discussions, explosion of artistic expression, or active campus social life, there is never a reason to be bored here. I love every minute of it!
I love the professors at my school, and specifically in my program. Not only do they know my field inside and out, but they are always willing to help the students while maintaining high expectations for everyone involved. The class sizes are small and personal; you feel like you are really being given a lot of attention and care, and it is likely that professors have very close relationships with their students.

There is such a wide variety of classes in every single subject that one of the most stressful parts of the year for students is figuring out which courses you want to take the most! Editing? Drawing? Costume Design? Biology? History of Cinema? It's mind-boggling how many choices are given to the students.