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Purchase College, State University of New York

Purchase, NY

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Overview

Purchase College, State University of New York is a Comprehensive institution located in Purchase, NY, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY  10577-1400
United States
Contact Mr. Shane Seaman
Interim Dean of Enrollment Management
Email: admission@purchase.edu
Phone: 914-251-6300
Fax: 914-251-6314

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Latin American And Caribbean Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, General Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Literature (british And Commonwealth) Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences/liberal Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics And Statistics, Other Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, Other Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine And Studio Arts Management Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Music, Other Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Playwriting And Screenwriting Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,594
Applied
3,386
Accepted
3,610
Enrolled
74%
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Female Admissions

2,931
Females Applied
2,245
Females Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,663
Males Applied
1,141
Males Accepted
69%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.33
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 3
Required for some programs Interview
One recommendation
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Audition, portfolio

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen July 1st October 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen July 1st January 1st
Other early decision plan November 15th January 1st Yes
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 560 660
SAT Math 540 620
ACT Composite 24 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,070
In-state
16,980
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,883
Full-time student fees
14,548
Room & board
9,098
Room only

Financial Aid

11,374
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,150
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,375
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,396
Avg. Loan Aid
3,553
Avg. Grant Aid
10,781
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
50.4%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
5%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,610
Total Undergrad students
2%
International Students
13%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 25.84%
Black or African American 13.42%
White or Caucasian 48.94%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.17%
Asian 3.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 5.26%
Other 0.37%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (60%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 21%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Culture Shock, Fall Ball and Pancake Madness

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Latinos Unidos (LU), Students of Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA), Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning Union (LGBTQU), Organization of African People in the Americas (OAPIA) and Hillel

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
24-hour patrols by police officers

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Fencing No No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

444
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 185
Part-time - 259
Male - 216
Female - 228
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