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The State University of New York at Purchase or Purchase College is one of the renowned higher education institutes in New York. The institute has an acceptance rate of 65% and has a healthy graduate percentage of 63%. The institute houses a significant portion of International students enrolled in various courses.
The college has four schools that offer UG, PG, Fellowship and certificate course in domains like Arts, Liberal Sciences, Liberal Studies, and Liberal Arts. Admission at Purchase College are done on a yearly basis (except for certificate and short-term program)
|Application Portal||SUNY Application/ Common Application|
|Application Fee||50 USD|
|Mode of Fee Payment||Online|
|Average SAT Score Required||Mathematics: 550|
Reading and Writing: 550-610
|ACT Score Required||20-27|
|Intake Seasons||Yearly (for major courses)|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships, grants, and loans|
Purchase College takes admissions yearly for its major courses like UG and PG programs. The admissions are done in the month of September-November (Early Action for next year) and December-July. Applicants seeking financial aid are advised to apply as soon as possible.
The detailed schedule for admission for International Applicants is tabled below:
|Early Action||November 15th|
|Regular Admissions||July 15th|
While applying to Purchase College, International applicants are required to a few additional documents.
International applicants from non-native English speaking countries applying for admission to Purchase College are required to demonstrate fluency in the English language. The minimum acceptable standards/ score of English proficiency for admission are:
|English Proficiency Test||Minimum Score Required|
|TOEFL (Internet Based)||80|
|TOEFL (Paper-based exam)||550|
|TOEFL (Computer Based)||213|
|Cambridge English Advanced / Cambridge English||176|
Purchase College offers UG programs in domains like Journalism, English, Mathematics, etc. The application process of all the UG programs is the same
Application fee: 50 USD
Admission Requirements: Applicants seeking admission to Purchase College are required to submit the following documents at the time of making an application and at the time of admission:
Purchase College offers only a few selective graduate programs like MA Art History, MFA Visual Arts, MFA Media and Art Culture etc. The general admission requirements for the graduate programs are similar
Application Portal: Graduate Application
Application Fee: 50 USD
The admission office at Purchase College reviews each application comprehensively. The decision notifications are made within 6-7 weeks of complete application submission. The applicants will be notified about their applications via official email sent by the Purchase College’s admission office.