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Reviews 885 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Freshman

Administration: It is average; I find no problems with it.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: It did not take long for me to receive my financial aid.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food is expensive, and most of it is unhealthy.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Many of my first friends were my neighbors, and many of us were close with each other.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: A good amount of people were forced into off-campus housing in the beginning of the year due to there being no space for them on-campus. Their overall, average experience was that the housing was decent; however, once space opened up on campus, they were given late notice by Purchase to pack up and leave their hotel rooms in less than 24 hours.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Depending on where you go to, you can find great parties.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's average, better to eat there every once-in-a-while than eat campus food all day. However, it could be better; I haven't seen many vegetarian/healthy options

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Westchester County is way too expensive for it to be an option to live off campus. This isn't a "college-y" area.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It would be better if more places did student discounts or took Dining Dollars.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties at the Stood are cool and interesting, as are parties in the apartments which are more of a typical college experience.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Being on an extremely radical liberal campus, administration has learned to take seriously and respect student politics.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Chartwells, the food provider, is extremely poor. Mold can be found in D-Hall and the Hub relatively often. As a person with gluten free and dairy free dietary restrictions, I have definitely struggled on this campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are extremely poor in quality, old, under-kept and probably unsafe. However, other areas on campus to live such as Fort Awesome and Outback are new and well-kept. On-campus apartments vary in quality to both extremes.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Bio major/Pre-Med: Decent, not great, lots of post-baccs looking for a cheap 2 years before med school.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Sciences are decent, most funding goes towards the arts.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Westchester is a nice, wealthy area. Good location with proximity to White Plains, Port Chester, and NYC.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Girls are decent looking, but a lot are eye-rolling and stuck up. Not very many friendly girls around campus.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If youre not a weird kid, you probably wont like it here. Most normal kids I know end up transferring somewhere else, including myself.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Only decent meal I've ever had on campus was in Dhall. The Hub, Terrave, and anything else are A$$

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've only lived in the apartments, and they're actually decent. Only hear complaints from kids that live in the dorms. Good size, decent amenities, okay for small parties.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Several people have gotten food poisoning. The food options are awful.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms are very small and thats not that bad but the buildings pretty much suck in general. Some were even build in the 70s as temporary housing but they never took them down so people are living in them. Things break all the time and the school takes a long time to fix your requests.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: IT was easy and fun becoming oriented to the school.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are places to rent in the nearby cities (5min drive or bus ride) but White Plains can be very expensive, Greenwich even more so. I found it easier and more cost effective to live on campus

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I love eating in the Latin American restaurants in Port Chester and shopping in the markets. In White Plains there's a strip of bar/restaurants that are busy and fun more towards the weekend. There's also a country club close by which has a bar/restaurant in it and ping pong/billiards/game room open to the public

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The level of enthusiasm, passion, and talent in classmates and professors at SUNY Purchase is something normally found at a small liberal arts school. Being around the conservatory students and seeing the dedication and long hours that go into perfecting and crafting an art helps motivate and influence fellow students. Sometimes, the policies that the administration enforces can be frustrating, and there is the occasional professor who has no idea what he or she is talking about; however, the strongest part of the University and what makes it so unique is the people. A lot of the learning that takes place at Purchase is up to the individual. It is tempting for students to take simple classes, get average grades, and graduate early, but the students who take the time to challenge themselves will grow so much more than the students who seek the easy way out. The professors have such a big impact on students, so having a good professor is essential. Plus, the most interesting classes are always those where the professor is most passionate.

Purchase is the type of place where it is up to the student to go out and meet other people. If students stay in their dorms all day, they will never meet anyone, but by attending shows at the Stood, hanging out on the quad, and joining clubs, students can meet some awesome people who share similar interests. Some people consider the social scene to be a little lacking, but it really is what students make of it.

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