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Tuition & Fees

$8,773

$18,223

not including room and board

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Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,790
Declined + 5,615
Total Received 8,405
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undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Visual/performing Arts
  2. Liberal Arts/general Studies
  3. Social Sciences
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School Facts

Purchase College, SUNY, founded in 1967 as SUNY College at Purchase, is a public, multipurpose college and conservatory of liberal and fine arts. Programs are offered through Liberal Arts, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts divisions. Its 550-acre campus is located in Purchase, three miles from White Plains.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,379
Established in 1967
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)

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Codes

SAT 2878
ACT 2931

Social Networks

Public

4,265

undergraduate students

114

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
50%
400-499
20%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
48%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
21%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
36%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
45%
18-23
37%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
44%
18-23
49%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Purchase, NY

550-acre campus in Purchase (population: 23,000), five miles from White Plains. Major airport serves New York City (30 miles); smaller airport and bus serve White Plains; train serves New Rochelle (five miles). School operates transportation to New York City and White Plains. Public transportation serves campus.

SUNY — Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
66%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
50%
400-499
20%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
16%
500-599
48%
400-499
30%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
5%
600-699
21%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
13%
24-29
36%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%
6-11
0
Below 6
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
45%
18-23
37%
12-17
14%
6-11
0
Below 6
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
44%
18-23
49%
12-17
3%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
July 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,790
Declined + 5,615
Total Received 8,405

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Stephanie McCaine
Director of Admissions
P: 914 251-6300
F: 914 251-6314
admissions@purchase.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $6,493,671
State $5,089,378
Institutional $1,401,912
Other external $412,238
Total $13,397,199

Non-need-based

Federal $4,221
State $215,800
Institutional $733,880
Other external $201,921
Total $1,155,822

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Skyline Conference (Division III), ECAC
Mascot
panther
School colors
royal blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting
Anthropology
Art History
Arts/Entertainment Management
Biology
Chemistry
Cinema Studies
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama Studies
Dramatic Writing
Economics
Environmental Science
Film
Gender Studies
Graphic Design
History
Journalism
Language/Culture
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Literature
Mathematics/Computer Science
Media/Society/the Arts
Music
Music Composition
Music Performance/Instrumental
Music Performance/Jazz Studies
Music Performance/Voice
New Media
Painting/Drawing
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Playwriting/Screenwriting
Political Science
Printmaking
Psychology
Sculpture
Sociology
Theatre Design/Technology
Visual Art
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

97%

4,265
students

Female
56%
2,373

Male
44%
1,892

Graduate

3%

114
students

Female
54%
61

Male
46%
53

undergraduateFull-time

90%

3,860
students

Female
57%
2,164

Male
43%
1,696

undergraduatePart-time

10%

405
students

Female
52%
209

Male
48%
196

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

46%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Career
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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