SUNY -- Purchase College

Purchase, NY

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.

SUNY -- Purchase College

Purchase, NY

Tuition & Fees

$9,163

$19,073

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
39%
500-599
40%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
700-800
6%
600-699
25%
500-599
50%
400-499
17%
300-399
2%
30-36
56%
24-29
22%
18-23
19%
12-17
3%
30-36
10%
24-29
48%
18-23
33%
12-17
9.6%
30-36
29%
24-29
40%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,341
Declined + 3,145
Total Received 6,486
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Public

4,081

undergraduate students

106

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 2878
ACT 2931

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,187
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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Purchase, NY

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.

SUNY — 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
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
39%
500-599
40%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
700-800
6%
600-699
25%
500-599
50%
400-499
17%
300-399
2%
30-36
56%
24-29
22%
18-23
19%
12-17
3%
30-36
10%
24-29
48%
18-23
33%
12-17
9.6%
30-36
29%
24-29
40%
18-23
30%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline July 1
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 or ACT Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,341
Declined + 3,145
Total Received 6,486

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Caitln Read
Dean of Enrollment Management
P: 914 251-6300
F: 914 251-6314
admissions@purchase.edu

Financial Aid

50%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,299.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,070
Room & board $14,548
Additional fees $2,093
Books & supplies $1,240
Total $24,951
Average Financial Aid - $11,299
Total with Avg. Aid $13,652
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Corey York
Director of Student Financial Services
corey.york@purchase.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Chris Bisignano (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Francesca Levine (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Skyline Conference, ECAC
Mascot
panther
School colors
royal blue and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting
Anthropology
Art History
Art History/Visual Arts
Arts/Entertainment Management
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Cinema Studies
Classical Composition
Communication
Creative Writing
Dance
Economics
Entrepreneurship in Arts
Environmental Science
Film
Gender Studies
Graphic Design
History
Instrumental Performance
Jazz Studies
Journalism
Language/Culture
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts/Legal Studies
Liberal Studies
Literature
Mathematics/Computer Science
Media Arts
Media Studies
New Media
Painting/Drawing
Philosophy
Photography
Playwriting/Screenwriting
Political Science
Printmaking
Psychology
Sculpture
Sociology
Studio Composition
Studio Production
Theatre Design/Technology
Theatre/Performance
Visual Arts
Voice/Opera 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

4,187

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

4,081
students

Female
58%
2,379

Male
42%
1,702

3%

106
students

Female
54%
57

Male
46%
49

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

3,771
students

Female
59%
2,205

Male
41%
1,566

8%

310
students

Female
57%
174

Male
43%
136

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Student Break-down

2%
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
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

55%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 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

  • 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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