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PURCHASE COLLEGE SUNY, PURCHASE, NEW YORK

Purchase, New YorkLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  4264Enrollment

Purchase College SUNY: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Purchase College laid its foundation in 1967 as the cultural gem of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. It is a liberal arts and science college located in Westchester County close to Manhattan and New York. The institute is a renowned name in the US Education System that has been producing performers, creators, musicians, authors, researchers, dancers through the years who have been recognized internationally.

The institute has a total student enrollment of 4187 comprising 4081 undergraduates and over 100 graduate candidates. It is a highly coveted organization among the international students seeking to study in the USA with an international population of around 10% representing more than 30 countries across the globe. Classes at the college have a student-faculty ratio of roughly 13:1 which may vary from program to program.

Admissions at Purchase College observe an application deadline of May 1 and require a nonrefundable application fee of 50 USD from all its aspirants. The institute is a moderately competitive college with an acceptance rate of nearly 74%. This reflects that any candidate with a decent GPA and impressive overall profile is highly eligible for admissions at the institute.

Rankings

U.S. News and World Report (2019) – SUNY Rankings

  • #164-#215 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • #50 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • #73 in Best Fine Arts Program

Times Higher Education Rankings

  • U.S. Rankings 2020 >600th

Princeton Review 2020 Best Value College Guide

  • Top 200 Best Value Colleges
  • Top 385 Colleges

Highlights

University TypePublic
Campus SettingSuburban
UG Application PortalCommon Application; Official website
Annual Endowment61.1 million USD
Student Retention Rate77%
Work-Study ProgramNo
Mode of ProgramsFull time; Part-time; Online
Campus Housing Capacity86%
Annual Cost of Attendance36,762 USD
Admission Helpdesk510-885-7571

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • The campus of the college stretches across 500 acres in Westchester County.
  • The institute is located 30 miles north from the midtown of Manhattan and close to New York City.
  • The College campus was designed by renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes with uniform bricks.
  • There are classrooms, laboratories, performance centers, studios, libraries, theatres, residence halls and widespread lawns on the campus.
  • Students of the college participate in NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports.
  • The college offers over 50 clubs and organizations for students to participate in and choose from.

Housing facilities/Residence

  • There are 6 residence halls and 3 apartment communities on campus with a range of dining options.
  • Among the undergraduate students, 2/3rd choose to live on campus in the various housing alternatives available.
  • First year students will have to pay a housing deposit of 250 USD and be registered for 12 or more credits by July 1 to be provided housing.
  • Freshmen students are provided housing in Big Haus, Farside, or Crossroads residence halls.
  • Students looking for upper-class residence halls can live in Fort Awesome, Outback and Wayback halls.
  • Residence halls have been designed with single rooms, 2-8 person rooms, suite rooms and apartments.

Courses

  • The institute provides a plethora of courses for international students including courses like BA, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, MM, MusB, Music Artist Diploma and Music Performers Certificate program.
  • Various programs are taught through its School of the Arts, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Liberal Studies and Continuing Education.
  • Students at Purchase College have options to choose from 47 majors, 32 minors, 4 graduate majors and other artist diplomas and certificate programs.
  • The School of Arts and Design of the Purchase College offers conservatory programs to students seeking to develop high caliber.
  • The most popular majors offered at the institute are-Visual and Performing Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Communication, Journalism and Psychology.

Application Process

How to apply?

Application Portal: UG applicants – Common Application or SUNY Application; PG applicants – Graduate Application

Application Fee: 50 USD

Application deadline: May 1

Basic Admission Requirements

  • Standardized test scores: Average SAT Reading – 601; Average SAT Math – 570
  • Average high school GPA of the incoming class was 88.3%
  • English proficiency test scores – International students must take English proficiency tests and submit their scores to the college. The minimum requirements of these test scores are:
ExamMinimum Requirements
TOEFL - IBT80
TOEFL - PBT550
TOEFL - CBT213
IELTS5.5

Supporting Documents to be submitted with the admission application for review by both undergraduate and graduate applicants are:

  • Original transcripts/ diplomas/ mark sheets/ certificates etc. with certified translation and credential evaluation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement for visa process (must indicate the availability of at least 35,894 USD for UG applicants and 42,259 USD for PG applicants)
  • Copy of ID page of passport.

In addition to these, PG applicants will have to submit recommendation letters, personal statements, and resumes depending on the choice of program.

Cost of Attendance

For all the prospective aspirants of the institute, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.

Budget ItemUndergraduate Students (On-campus)Graduate Students (Off-campus)
Tuition16980 USD23100 USD
Fees1883 USD1883 USD
Room and Board14,548 USD14,548 USD
Orientation Fee210 USD77 USD
Books and Supplies2484 USD1240 USD
Transportation1160 USD1160 USD
Personal2120 USD2120 USD

Financial Aid for International Students

Financial aid provided to students at Purchase College includes grants, loans, employment and scholarships to study in the USA. Most financial aid is awarded in the form of scholarships on the basis of need, merit and talent.

The college spends almost 2.2 million USD to award scholarships to students that can range from 200 USD to the full tuition fee. All admission applications are reviewed for scholarships. Additionally, students looking for financial aid must file FAFSA every year.

The commonly offered scholarships and the basis of selection are given in the table below:

Scholarship NameEligibility CriteriaAmount Awarded
Institutional ScholarshipsLiberal Arts and Science; Minimum GPA 3.25 School of the Arts; Minimum GPA 3.0Variable
ACT for Excellence and Student Initiative ScholarshipApplicants must have Dean’s List GPA;
Participated in community service
1000 USD
Burger King McLamore Foundation ScholarshipSelection based on GPA, work experience,
community service and extracurricular activities
1000-50,000 USD

Alumni Network

  • Alumni of Purchase College are entitled to several benefits like 15% discounts on all events held in Performing Arts Center, free admission for 2 people to exhibitions in Neuberger Museum of Art, 10% off on museum store purchases, discount of college library membership, discount on athletic facilities fee, access to Plum Benefits, travel discounts up to 50% on Park 2 Fly.
  • Purchase College has seen many successful alumni over the years. Some of them are: Carlos T. Fernandez – Global Chief Security Officer for Viacom, Dan Romer – musician who has been featured in Netflix film, Terese Capucilli – received Lifetime Achievement Award, Adam Nagourney – Los Angeles Bureau Chief of the New York Times, Sean Dunne – documentary filmmaker and many others.

Placements

According to the most recent survey, it is known that 92% of the graduates from the 2018 batch were either employed or enrolled in graduate schools. The graduates found employment in fields related to arts, business, social services, education, healthcare, legal services, media, science and technology.

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Purchase College SUNY Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population4815
FAFSA Code006791
Application Cost$50
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$16,650 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score111010201200 67%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580530630-
Mathematics530490570-
ACTCheck Detailed Score232026 23%
English252128-
Mathematics221825-

Purchase College SUNY Acceptance Rate

74.0%

Acceptance Rate

4056

Total Applicants

4815

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

43.7%

Male

56.3%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program74.0%
Total Applicants6357
Total Enrolled4705
Graduate
Graduate Programs73.8%
Total Applicants149
Total Enrolled110

Purchase College SUNY Enrollment

Enrollment
Purchase College SUNY Enrollment4815
Undergraduate Enrollment4705
Graduate Enrollment110
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate69.3%

Attendance Cost

$16,650

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$16,650 / Year
Post Graduate Program$22,650 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,250 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$13,334 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,270 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$13,334 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,870 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,880 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,870 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
66042459414512

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

6.5/10

8/10academic
6/10infrastructure
8/10placements
10/10faculty
3/10extracurricular
4/10accommodation

Reviews

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Lily fitzgerald, USA Bachelor of arts [b.a] arts management
Purchase College SUNY
Current student , Batch : 2023
6.5
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

NOT TOO EXPENSIVE FOR A STATE SCHOOL

Purchase happened to be the only school in the state (that I could afford) with my major. As an Arts Management major, I am able to not only work in the music industry (my goal) but I am able to work in any fine arts management career. This gives me more job opportunities and more ways to be successful. On top of that, I can take up to 23 credits a semester compared to how some schools only allow me to take 18 credits.


Course Curriculum - 

I think that because the professors have real world experience it allows us as students to be more successful.

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academic
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infrastructure
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+1-914-251-6000
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735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
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Book Store

Purchase College Bookstore0.32 Km
Manhattanville Bookstore2.11 Km
Manhattanville College Bookstore2.14 Km
Joel Rudikoff Art Books3.94 Km
American Booksellers Association4.32 Km
Newbury Comics5.33 Km
Libreria Cristiana Mas Que Vencedores5.47 Km
Seema5.81 Km
Andrew D. Washton Books on the Fine Arts5.98 Km
Charlies Classic Books6.09 Km
Diane's Books6.87 Km
Dogwood Books & Gifts7 Km
Arcade Books7.08 Km
Undiscovered Realm7.23 Km
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Airport

Signature Flight Support HPN West - White Plains Westchester County Airport1.99 Km
Academy of Aviation - HPN Campus - Accelerated Flight Training2.17 Km
Ross Aviation - White Plains West (HPN)2.19 Km
White Cloud Charter LLC2.2 Km
Signature Flight Support HPN East - White Plains Westchester County Airport2.23 Km
Duncan Aviation Inc2.26 Km
Westchester County Airport2.43 Km
Westchester airport, NY3.15 Km
NetJets (HPN)3.52 Km
Safe Flight Instrument Corporation Heliport3.89 Km
AAA Luxury NYC Limo Inc.5.1 Km
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Shopping Mall

metropolitan asosciates3.76 Km
Rye Ridge Shopping Center5.2 Km
The Westchester5.22 Km
Sunglass Hut5.26 Km
The Source at White Plains5.29 Km
Shopping Malls locally5.49 Km
Washington Park Plaza5.53 Km
Home Furniture & Jewelry Store5.63 Km
City Center5.71 Km
Sunglass Hut at Macy's5.91 Km
Milagros6.01 Km
White Plains Mall6.03 Km
Galleria White Plains6.11 Km
Proactiv Kiosk6.14 Km
West Putnam Avenue Center6.41 Km
Greenwich Avenue6.6 Km
White Plains Shopping Center7.05 Km
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