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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Having a healthy lifestyle is encouraged at Purchase, however, sports are not a big focus at Purchase.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Purchase is known for being one of the most inclined to social justice. Students an faculty both pay attention to things going on in the world and want to do something about it. Plus, everyone at Purchase is very talented at what they do. Even the students who are not a part of the conservatories are very creative in their own ways outside of classes. Overall, Purchase is filled with non-judgemental, creative good vibes, and I would encourage anyone who is passionate about the arts to take a look at the school.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This school's main priority is our health and safety.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The teachers at the school are very supportive and want you to succeed and to improve. They create a very friendly environment

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The connections that the staff here has with the outside world is amazing. It is very easy to get recommendations

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The residency isn't amazing, but it very suitable and can get used to very easily.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: They are a third division team. They are a average team

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school experience thus far. It has been challenging yet also fun and adventurous. The school immediately felt like my second home.

3 College Student

Athletics: Purchase college athletics are okay but not the greatest

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Purchase college is a great school!

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: boring. very boring. nothing going on MAYBE unless you go to the apartments

3 College Freshman

Diversity: pretty diverse, all are accepting

1 College Freshman

Athletics: its like we dont even have sports here, its a joke

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: unless you wanna major in art and dont mind being stuck in the middle of no where, i wouldn't recommend this school.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There is wide range of academics offered at Purchase and each course that I've taken has given me tools that I'll definitely use in the future.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have a great team of police officers, they take care of your needs if you have any. Whatever issues are, they're there to help out when necessary.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like Purchase a lot and I feel like I'm meant to be there. I just wish that they'd offer more course relating to animation, cartooning animation.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I feel like there's tons of jobs out there for graduating students. It just depends on an individual's drive.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The buildings are in ok shape. But unfortunately most of the people living in them don't care about the property. Many people vandalize school property.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I have attended some games, and I'd say that the school has some spirit. Not as much as I've seen in other schools but there's some pride to being a Purchase Panther. I just feel like a lot of the students are just more focused on their academics than anything.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I say this because I come from a family with very little. I have taken out loan this year for school and I'm worried about debt when I get out of college. I also want to make sure that I graduate because I'm the first generation to attend college. I just don't want to let anyone down. I enjoy going to Purchase; it has helped me grow as a person.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is a generally safe place, UPD is active and they are there if you need them but also recongnize that everyone on the campus is an adult. I feel safe, yes there have been incidents but it wasnt due to lack of information or regulation but rather individual choices that are difficult to control on a day to day basis.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am a Visual Arts major, so being in a conservatory slightly limits my ability to judge the school as a whole but i know with my experience in the VA that the class sizes are wonderful, large enough for variety of opinion and people but small enough for each person to be recognized as an individual and be allowed to be heard. The courses are interesting and they are challenging and the professors push you to know what you are thinking and how to express that though your work and words

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Purchase really makes it a thing to remain a community even after graduation. Alumni organize events and shows with one another they reach out to offer opportunities. We are and remain interconnected each person learning and helping one another and continuing that relationship after graduation. Alumni even often visit to offer guidance and expertise on what it means to graduate from Purchase and be able to apply your accumulated knowledge.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing process was extremely easy and when there was any issue the housing office was more than helpful. The dorm community areas are kept very clean but ofcourse peoples private rooms/areas are sometimes questionable. The room sizes are comfortable are give enough space except when in a converted triple then it is moderately tight but still very livable. The RAs are for the most part extremely helpful, there is always someone on duty if you need help and there are hall meetings in which you can express any concerns

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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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