SUNY Purchase College

999 reviews
  1. Purchase, NY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
SUNY Purchase College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Skyline Conference
Address
735 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, NY 10577

SUNY Purchase College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
41%
SAT Range
990-1210
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$17,325/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,423/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,118/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,529/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,754/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,278/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.49 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.49 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,746Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • There 's no such thing as a "typical" student.
    42%
  • Hipster
    26%
  • Artistic
    16%
  • Geeky weirdo
    11%
  • Different
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.46 responses
Poll
50%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.94 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Artistic
    68%
  • Think Wide Open- Our Slogan :)
    16%
  • We suck
    16%

After SUNY Purchase College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Reviews

999 reviews
  • Excellent
    115
  • Very Good
    303
  • Average
    437
  • Poor
    100
  • Terrible
    36
My overall experience at Purchase has been different than the rest.This is a college considered to be diverse, and while that is true for religions, cultures, etc, it wasn't as diverse in disability as I thought it would be. I applied to Purchase after having a terrible experience at Lehman College (terrible school if you use a wheelchair). So far I have been pleased with the professors, classes, food, disability services. But I must say I was very disappointed to find out their Chemistry labs were so old, paint peeled off and there were no wheelchair accessible stations. That's right, no Chemistry lab was accessible. Fortunately, the Purchase staff has been understanding on their faults and have made up arrangements to fix this. I hope that with this, other wheelchair-bound students won't experience the same struggles as I did. Otherwise, this school is excellent. As others have mentioned, the small class settings help you in actually getting to talk with professors for extra help or questions about the class.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
Initially I was hesitant to applying to this school, as it seemed way too far out of my comfort zone (that comfort zone being the pseudo-conservative small town I grew up in). But within a few weeks of my first semester, I discovered how much I love it! Everyone here is (largely) open-minded, whether it be about gender identity, sexual orientation, sense of fashion, or different religions and cultures. I will say that the school does have a FEW issues, though they are being fixed. We had an issue in my dorm with the laundry machines constantly breaking down, but luckily the machines are being replaced with new ones. The dorm I will be moving into this fall is also going to be refurbished, in response perhaps to some of the criticisms that our buildings are a bit of an eyesore. (The designer of the buildings apparently took the movement of "Brutalism" very literally!) When an issue in my program came up regarding racial microaggressions among some of the student's dialogue and gossip, a mature and concise discussion was initiated. I am proud to be a part of a community that is open to discussion about gender, race, and other social issues without resorting to putting down one group in favor of another. The campus has its share of vibrant student events. We not only have a massive two-day music fest and carnival known as Culture Shock, but also Zombie Prom and Pancake Madness to give us a break from our intensive workload. This past March I attended a short St. Patrick's Day party that was completely organized by two RA's. Overall, whether it's the powerful discussions, explosion of artistic expression, or active campus social life, there is never a reason to be bored here. I love every minute of it!
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
For a music major it has been a truly wonderful 3 years. The professors are hands on. We are not taught out of a book. All of my professors work in the music industry and they bring their passion and experience to the conservatory. We are free to explore our ideas and what we love to do. They do not put us in a box. They encourage uniqueness and diversity. I am entering my senior year and can honestly say I will miss the school and professors when I leave.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago