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SUNY at Purchase College

Purchase, NY, USA
3.52 Average Rating

SUNY at Purchase College is a 4-year public school in the New York City metro area and part of the State University of New York system. SUNY Purchase is home to schools of The Arts, Liberal Arts & Humanities, and Liberal Studies granting bachelor’s degrees in 47 academic majors. The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College is the largest in the SUNY system and showcases student efforts in dance, theater, music, comedy, and cinema. Throughout the year, SUNY Purchase hosts a number of unique all-campus events from Zombie Prom to the Fall Ball drag competition. Purchase is conscious of sustainability and uses green cleaning products, recycled paper, offers majors and minors in environmental science, and uses a tray-less dining system to reduce waste.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2021 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018
Other January 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
81%
Out-Of-State Students
13%
13%
Submitting ACT
40%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1175
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
4,234
Total Number of Undergrads
4,134
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
63%
20-39 Students
30%
40-99 Students
6%
0
100
53%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$18,376
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,953
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$18,863
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,548
Books and Supplies
$1240

Aid & Grants

0
100
50%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
38%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,679
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,075
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,362

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
57%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,486
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,829
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$223

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
46
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
68%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
panther
School Colors
royal blue and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Boston
Albany
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
42%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,300

What Students Are Saying

3.52 Average Rating
Purchase is a very diverse and open minded college. Highly excepting of different ethnicities, religious beliefs, and a gender/sexuality preferences. If you were considered the weird/artsy/activist/burnout/nerdy or any other label in high school, well this is most likely a great school choice.
Andrea from Carmel, NY
i have been here twice, once for a regular visit, and once for national portfolio day, and i immediately felt like this was the school for me. it's a very welcoming and calm environment. i feel any individual will grow and expand their horizons here.
Dani from Mastic Beach, NY
Purchase College is a hidden gem, competing with New York City's best art schools. Its programs are rigorous and competitive, but the culture of the school is in no way hindered by this competition. Students are one body, a collaboration of talent, to create what is SUNY at Purchase College.
Brandon from Rosedale, NY
SUNY Purchase has a very liberal and active student body. The campus is undergoing quite a bit of remodeling. Students and faculty are very encouraging here.
Michael from Paramus, NJ
Purchase really embodies their slogan "think wide open". It brings your mind to a different level and opens up your eyes. It makes you think about who you really want to be.
Marissa from Newington, CT
Purchase college is a diverse community that encourages collaboration and creativity. Students in different areas of study often work together on projects to diversify their work and broaden their learning experience. Purchase offers a place for everyone to feel comfortable while also offering room to grow.
Sarah from Purchase, NY
this campus has a unique style from the students that go here to the buildings not being a the norm. the blend of people from different backgrounds and countries make acceptance here easy for everyone. this college maybe a suny college but it lets us students show off their creative skills.
Rondell from New york, NY

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