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About SUNY Purchase

Purchase College, State University of New York is a public, state school in a small town setting in Purchase, New York. SUNY Purchase was founded in 1967 and now enrolls around 3,695 students a year, including 3,610 undergrads. SUNY Purchase provides housing for up to 2,736 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

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.

Interested in journalism or 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.

Learn more about life at SUNY Purchase on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to SUNY Purchase for Fall 2022 is July 1.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by October 1.

2021 SUNY Purchase Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 74%
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 25%
In-State Tuition $7,070
Out-of-State $16,980
Percent of Need Met 50.4%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,150

Is SUNY Purchase a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a better sense of what SUNY Purchase offers and if it sounds like the right college for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Purchase College, State University of New York

It is moderately difficult to get into SUNY Purchase. SUNY Purchase admitted 74% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 4,594 applications received in 2021, 3,386 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Purchase

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at SUNY Purchase, around 79% are still enrolled their sophomore year. SUNY Purchase's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 61%. 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 Outcomes for SUNY Purchase Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Tuition and Financial Aid at SUNY Purchase

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 50.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,150 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $24,137 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at SUNY Purchase. Based on this information, how does SUNY Purchase sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! 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 want to see SUNY Purchase for yourself, 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


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SUNY Purchase Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at SUNY Purchase is like? There are approximately 3,695 students enrolled at SUNY Purchase, including 3,610 undergraduate students and 85 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from NY and 13% percent of students are from other states.


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