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Reviews 909 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Their is absolutely no wireless around campus unless you are working within the library. Overall their is a lot of access to computers in the library and within the various school buildings.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Over all you have a huge variety available. Terra Ve is amazing as the only campus that has an all vegetarian/vegan restaurant available. The Dinning hall has meal type of food where you can literally eat all you can! The Hub is your typical fast food venue with sandwiches, tacos, burgers, pizza, ice-cream, fresh sushi, coffee, soft drinks and a variety of other products.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: If you live as a freshman in the freshman dorms, most likely you will be placed in a triple room. This means that you will have to share a really small room with two other girls or guys. The bathrooms are old and often times have signs of mold, their is asbestus in the buildings too. If you are lucky to just get a double in the quad, or to know before you go to Purchase and request to live in Outback, you will be comfortable and lucky! Living on campus from then on is amazing, having options between the fort, single rooms and the various types of apartments like at the new, old, and Alumni Village can be excellent as a Junior or Senior but are costly.

Social atmosphere is excellent, you will have a sense of community wherever you go!

Cost is ridiculous. It's like paying rent. Comes out to about 1,000 per month.

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College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know much about the athletic life

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You can pretty much find anything

4 College Freshman

Administration: I use it all the time

College Freshman

Scholarships: I don't have a car

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't go to parties but people tell me they aren't a big deal

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Wish there was more variety.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's convenient and great as long as you get a good dorm with a good bathroom.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I have an internship and it was fairly easy to get. It is with the PeaeOutside Campus Foundation. I get paid in credits which is a great thing that this school does. It takes up a decent amount of time, but it is worth it. By the end of the internship I will have gained better public speaking skills, and knowledge about how to stay safe on and off campus.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Personally, this school has let me down with financial aid. They have barely given me anything and my family is in need of it. Anytime I have met with someone they have never tried to really help me, they just put me off to the side.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are not as important on Purchase's campus. Personally, I don't really care for them, but I know some people do, and a lot of people play sports and attend games and events.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: White Plains isn't bad, it just needs to be a little safer. Other than that, everything you need is right there, and that's really great.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus, it is great, and I feel safe.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I'm not sure, I don't live off campus, and I don't really know anyone who does.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I had a pretty good experience with all of these things.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health center is great. There is also a counseling center which is just as great.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of diverse food.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The Purchase party scene has died down. It is actually hard to find parties.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life!

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Administration is not perfect, but I give the administration at Purchase college credit because they have become a lot more involved in trying to meet the demands of the students.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For a freshman, I feel very lucky to have been able to live in a suite with a bathroom my first year of dorming. I look forward to trying to get into Fort Awesome next year, which is the best dorming option.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: I have not been at this school very long, but it seems like the administration is generally fair in most aspects of students' lives.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: While Purchase makes an effort to support the athletic departments, they are not a part of campus life as much as the arts are.


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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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