4,121
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,801
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
43
43%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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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 Caitlin Read
Dean of Enrollment Management
Email: admission@purchase.edu
Phone: 914-251-6300
Fax: 914-251-6314

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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French Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Urban Studies/affairs Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Fine And Studio Arts Management Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,762
Applied
2,942
Accepted
4,121
Enrolled
44%
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Female Admissions

4,149
Females Applied
1,845
Females Accepted
44%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,613
Males Applied
1,097
Males Accepted
42%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.24
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 15th May 1st
Other early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 20 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

6,870
In-state
16,650
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,828
Full-time student fees
13,764
Room & board
8,924
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

10,801
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,223
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,466
Avg. Loan Aid
2,346
Avg. Grant Aid
9,926
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
48%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
2%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,121
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
15%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.99%
Black or African American 10.95%
White or Caucasian 52.69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 3.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 4.82%
Other 6.16%

Gender

Male (43.14%)
Female (56.86%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 67%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Culture Shock, Fall Ball and Pancake Madness

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Union, WPUR radio station, Latinos Unidos, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Union and Organization of African People in America

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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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
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Fencing Checkmark 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
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Fencing 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

461
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 167
Part-time - 294
Male - 227
Female - 234