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SUNY at Purchase College

735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY

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SUNY at Purchase College, a public institution, offers a large number of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Purchase, New York, the campus resides in a suburban setting for students to study in. Approximately four thousand students are enrolled per year at SUNY at Purchase College.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, student records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken to apply to this school. Scores between 21 to 26 on the ACT or 1480 to 1800 on the SAT are needed to greatly increase your chances for admission. This school admits roughly 30 percent of students applying annually. Of those accepted, nearly 26 percent of students enrolled. More information on admissions can be found here.

The tuition at this school varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay close to $7,500 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $17,000 for the year. School housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is around $7,800. Students attending this school may be eligible for aid which is usually loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

This school has a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)
  • Softball (NCAA Division III)

Students can take a look at the school's http://www.purchase.edu to view additional information.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students SUNY at Purchase College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to SUNY at Purchase College.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading500 - 620
SAT ® Math480 - 580
SAT ® Writing500 - 600
SAT ® Total Score1480 - 1800

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English21 - 27
ACT ® Math19 - 26
ACT ® Composite Score21 - 26

Acceptance Rate Table

The chances for admission at SUNY at Purchase College can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants8,949
Granted Admissions3,011 (34%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled797 (26%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at SUNY at Purchase College is around 4,200 students, with undergraduate students making up about 97% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $5,600-$6,700
    • Out-of-State: $15,000-$17,780
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • In-State: $230-$280 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $620-$740 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid78%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships56%$5,490
Receiving Student Loans64%$5,977

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 5%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, SUNY at Purchase College may offer services to students like:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

SUNY at Purchase College has an overall graduation rate which is close to 56%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years44%
Graduating in 5 Years9%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 1999)

Intercollegiate Athletics

SUNY at Purchase College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Skyline Conference)
  • Basketball (Skyline Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Arts Management (B)
  • Dance (B, M)
  • Cinematography And Film (B)
  • Music (B, M)
  • Drama (B)
  • Art History (B, M)
  • Commercial and Advertising Art (B)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (B, M)
  • Painting (B)
  • Music Theory and Composition (B)
  • Sculpture (B)
  • Printmaking (B)
  • Music Performance (B, C)
  • Jazz and Jazz Studies (B)
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting (B)
  • Visual and Performing Arts (B, M)
  • Voice and Opera (B)

Psychology

Communications and Journalism

English Language and Literature

Social Sciences

History

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Communication Technology

  • Photographic and Film Technology (B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Womens Studies (B)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

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