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SUNY at Purchase College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
3,817
Total Undergrads
Including 369 Part-time
672
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (without football)

Skyline Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $23,539)
7
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $24,438)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 32 - - -
Basketball 13 11 - Yes
Golf 10 - - -
Soccer 19 20 - Yes
Softball - 13 - Yes
Swimming 13 16 - -
Tennis 8 11 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 14 8 - -
Volleyball 8 9 - Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Dance - - - Yes
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - - Yes
Skiing - - - Yes
Water Sports - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.5%
Hispanic 9.2%
Non-resident alien 2.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 32.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 46.7%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 17%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 25
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 9
Property Crime 24
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Andrea from Carmel, NY
  • 4
  • Dorms are dorms. Most people would prefer to live in the apartments (the Olde, the New, and Alumni Village) because those are where the parties and social gatherings happen. If…

  • Jul-02-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 1
  • Joe from Maspeth, NY
  • Dec-17-2013 I am a current student here

    I think Purchase is infamous for how terrible the food is. The Dining Hall (which we lovingly call D-Hall) is by far the worst but it's all-you-can-eat so there's that. There's the Hub, which is basically like a food court in a trashy suburban mall. Everything there is either dripping with grease or laden with salt. Then there's Terra Ve, which is our vegetarian option. They bill it as being healthier or something but that's really a load of bull. It's mostly all carbs and it's all deep-fried. We do have a Starbucks. That's basically like any other Starbucks out there, except you can use your meal card there. Of course, it's super expensive so you'll probably spend all your meals in a week if you're a regular.

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  • 4
  • Neema from New York, NY
  • Aug-30-2013 I am a current student here

    SUNY Purchase has three dining areas, including one specifically for vegetarians. Each dining hall offers a different kind of food and have regular hours. Food is always accessible for whenever you need it.

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  • 4
  • Danielle from Doral, FL
  • Aug-13-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The dining hall isn't great but luckily there are better food options around campus, like Terra Ve (a vegan restaurant) and Starbucks.

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  • 4
  • Sarah from Purchase, NY
  • Feb-12-2013 I am a current student here

    There is a vegetarian eatery (Terra Ve), a main dining hall (buffet style), a pay per item option (the Hub), and Starbucks. All of these places accept the meal plan.

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  • 2
  • Lele from Bronx, NY
  • Jan-09-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at first may not taste bad but once you start eating it day in day out you realize how terrible it is. The food at the Vegetarian restaurant on campus is possibly the best.

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  • 4
  • Michael from Paramus, NJ
  • Dec-03-2012 I am a current student here

    Not so bad, I commute, but from far, so I do eat on campus a lot. It's not horrible. The pizza isn't always cooked all the way.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous, from Maryland
  • Jul-28-2012 I am a current student here

    There are several options for food on campus. The Dining Hall offers the standard cafeteria-style food. The Hub has a burger joint, a small mexican place, a deli counter, and of course, pizza. Terra Ve is a vegetarian eatery. There is also a Starbucks on the ground floor of one of the dorms that does accept the Purchase meal plan. Also, there is a Food Cooperative that is sometimes open above the Dining Hall.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Andrea from Carmel, NY
  • Jul-02-2012 I am a current student here

    I have not heard of much of a Greek life on campus. It's a very artsy school so that doesn't seem to be a big deal on campus.

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