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Tuition

$8,398

$17,648

not including room and board

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Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,971
Declined + 5,936
Total Received 8,907
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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 4,267
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

4,155

undergraduate students

112

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
28%
500-599
45%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
50%
400-499
31%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
18%
24-29
36%
18-23
36%
12-17
10%
30-36
5%
24-29
35%
18-23
48%
12-17
12%
30-36
8%
24-29
45%
18-23
45%
12-17
2%
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Purchase, NY

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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
10%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
6%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
28%
500-599
45%
400-499
21%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
50%
400-499
31%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
23%
500-599
46%
400-499
26%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
18%
24-29
36%
18-23
36%
12-17
10%
30-36
5%
24-29
35%
18-23
48%
12-17
12%
30-36
8%
24-29
45%
18-23
45%
12-17
2%

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

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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Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,971
Declined + 5,936
Total Received 8,907

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 $5,921,901
State $4,739,281
Institutional $1,093,516
Other external $346,081
Total $12,100,779

Non-need-based

Federal
State $107,622
Institutional $287,147
Other external $116,006
Total $510,775

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%

4,155
students

Female
56%
2,319

Male
44%
1,836

Graduate

3%

112
students

Female
47%
53

Male
53%
59

undergraduateFull-time

90%

3,740
students

Female
56%
2,090

Male
44%
1,650

undergraduatePart-time

10%

415
students

Female
56%
229

Male
44%
186

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

34%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

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