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Purchase College, State University of New York

Purchase, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate75%
Acceptance Rate75%

About SUNY Purchase

Purchase College, State University of New York Overview

Purchase College, State University of New York is a public, state school in the small town setting of Purchase, New York. SUNY Purchase was founded in 1967 and the school now enrolls around 3,529 students a year, including 3,446 undergraduate students. SUNY Purchase ensures housing for up to 2,736 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to SUNY Purchase for Fall 2023 is July 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by September 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at SUNY Purchase!

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of SUNY Purchase's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? SUNY Purchase students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at SUNY Purchase, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? SUNY Purchase has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at SUNY Purchase on the Student Life page.

2022 SUNY Purchase Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 75%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12%
In-State Tuition $7,070
Out-of-State $16,980
Percent of Need Met 51%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $10,576

Is SUNY Purchase a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what SUNY Purchase offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Purchase College, State University of New York

SUNY Purchase is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at SUNY Purchase is 75%. Out of 4,047 applications received in 2022, 3,052 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Purchase

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 78% of students who start at SUNY Purchase come back for their second year of college. 64% of SUNY Purchase undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook SUNY Purchase Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from SUNY Purchase by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with SUNY Purchase directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at SUNY Purchase

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

SUNY Purchase meets 51% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend SUNY Purchase full-time are awarded $10,576 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $22,151 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at SUNY Purchase.

Based on this information, does SUNY Purchase seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is SUNY Purchase a good school for you?

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Where is SUNY Purchase?

SUNY Purchase is located in the small town setting of Purchase, New York, less than an hour from New York City.

If you would like to see SUNY Purchase for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 287 to Purchase, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Westchester County.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what SUNY Purchase and Purchase are like without leaving home.

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College Info

735 Anderson Hill Road Purchase, NY 10577-1400

Campus Setting: Small Town

SUNY Purchase Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SUNY Purchase is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SUNY Purchase is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

SUNY Purchase ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


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SUNY Purchase SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1320


Math SAT Range

540 - 650


Reading SAT Range

580 - 670

SUNY Purchase Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at SUNY Purchase is like? There are approximately 3,529 students enrolled at SUNY Purchase, including 3,446 undergraduate students and 83 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from NY and 14% percent of students are from other states.


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Campus Setting

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Jul 1
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