SUNY -- Purchase College

Purchase, NY

SUNY -- 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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
39%
500-599
41%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
47%
400-499
15%
300-399
0
30-36
12%
24-29
46%
18-23
32%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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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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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 4,187
Established in 1967
Coeducational Coeducational

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: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: New York City
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Westchester County

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
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Latinos Unidos (LU)
  • Students of Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA)
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning Union (LGBTQU)
  • Organization of African People in the Americas (OAPIA)
  • Hillel

Top Events

  • Culture Shock
  • Fall Ball
  • Pancake Madness
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • 24-hour patrols by police officers

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
39%
500-599
41%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
700-800
5%
600-699
31%
500-599
47%
400-499
15%
300-399
0
30-36
12%
24-29
46%
18-23
32%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline July 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.34

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
talent/ability

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,070
Room & board $14,548
Additional fees $1,883
Books & supplies $1,240
Other fees $2,120
Total $26,861
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Fencing, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communication, General
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
Environmental Studies
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Journalism
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Modern Languages
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Philosophy
Photography
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Science and Government, General
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

4,187

total students

87%

in-state

13%

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 81%
Student 4 year graduation rate 53%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian 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
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

394

Transfer students enrolled

9%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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