Purchase College

Purchase, NY

Purchase College

Purchase, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$8,953

$18,863

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
560
75th
620
25th
540
75th
33
25th
27
75th
28
25th
21
75th
30
25th
24
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,386
Declined 1,208
Total Received 4,594
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Public

4,568

undergraduate students

109

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Purchase College, SUNY, founded in 1967, is a public college and part of the State University of New York system. Located 25 miles north of Manhattan in Westchester County, the campus sits on a 500-plus acre estate and offers programs in the School of the Arts, the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the School of Liberal Studies and Continuing Education.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,677
Established in 1967
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

550-acre campus in Purchase (population: 5,391), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY
10577

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
560
75th
620
25th
540
75th
33
25th
27
75th
28
25th
21
75th
30
25th
24

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) July 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,386
Declined 1,208
Total Received 4,594

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Formal demonstration of competencies

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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Financial Aid

67%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$9,497

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,070
Room $9,098
Board $5,450
Additional fees $1,883
Books & supplies $1,240
Total $24,741
Average Financial Aid - $9,497
Total with Avg. Aid $15,244

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,743,174
State $8,000,546
Institutional $3,165,259
Other external
Total $18,908,979

Non-need-based

Federal
State $106,013
Institutional $616,345
Other external
Total $722,358
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 914 251-7000
F: 914 251-6356

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field x country
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, dance, fencing, Frisbee, lacrosse, swimming, tae kwan do

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, dance, fencing, rugby, tae kwan do

Intramural/Recreational Sports

aerobics, basketball, bowling, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, golf, ice skating, Pilates, racquetball, rock climbing, skiing, soccer, softball, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, yoga

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Skyline Conference, ECAC

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting.
Anthropology, General.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Chemistry, General.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Creative Writing.
Dance, General.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
English Literature (British and Commonwealth).
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Studies.
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
General Literature.
Graphic Design.
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
History, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Journalism.
Latin American Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Music Performance, General.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Musical Theatre.
Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
Painting.
Philosophy.
Photography.
Physics, General.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Sculpture.
Social Sciences, Other.
Sociology, General.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Voice and Opera.
Women's Studies.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Studies
  2. Psychology
  3. Theatre/performance

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine

4,677

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

4,568
students

Female
58%
2,649

Male
42%
1,919

2%

109
students

Female
54%
59

Male
46%
50

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

3,860
students

Female
58%
2,245

Male
42%
1,615

15%

708
students

Female
57%
404

Male
43%
304

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
24%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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