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SUNY Purchase College
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  • 4 Year
  • PURCHASE, NY

SUNY Purchase College Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade D+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
67%
Average Housing Cost
$9,098 / year
Poll
25%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 65 responses
Poll
59%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 102 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade C minus
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,450 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 86 responses
  • The Terra Ve
    35%
  • The Hub
    28%
  • Starbucks
    15%
  • D Hall
    13%
  • None
    6%
  • The food in the hub exspecially nathans
    3%
38%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 79 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade D minus
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade C
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 64 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    22%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    61%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    8%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    9%

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Safety

Safety
grade B minus
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
88%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 75 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 45 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    31%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    62%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    2%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    4%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 67 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    13%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    48%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    27%
  • Not very visible.
    10%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 118 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    1%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    3%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    42%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    53%
Men's Varsity Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field: X-Country, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station
Music
Choral Groups, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
  • Culture Shock
    32%
  • Pancake Madness
    18%
  • Zombie Prom
    18%
  • Fall Ball
    10%
  • Fall Fest
    10%
  • Cover Show
    6%
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
    6%

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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade B
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 85 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    5%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    27%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    14%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    45%
  • Parties? What parties?
    9%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 45 responses
  • Culture Shock
    87%
  • Halloween Party
    7%
  • Not sure
    2%
  • We don't party
    2%
  • Welcome Week
    2%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
No data available  
Women in Sororities
No data available  
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 70 responses

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