SUNY Purchase is on a 500-acre campus in a small town setting in Purchase, New York, not far from New York City. There are many activities and organizations for SUNY Purchase students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
SUNY Purchase does not have fraternities or sororities.
SUNY Purchase has a thriving Latinos Unidos (LU). In fact, more students participate in Latinos Unidos (LU) than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at SUNY Purchase include Students of Caribbean Ancestry (SOCA), Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning Union (LGBTQU), Organization of African People in the Americas (OAPIA) and Hillel.
The SUNY Purchase community comes together each year for Culture Shock, Fall Ball and Pancake Madness.
SUNY Purchase offers on-campus housing. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
Most SUNY Purchase students live off campus. In 2021, 21% of undergrads at SUNY Purchase lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 79% of students lived off-campus or commuted to SUNY Purchase. There are 2,736 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,610 undergraduates. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
SUNY Purchase offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At SUNY Purchase there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at SUNY Purchase:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Lacrosse||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Volleyball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Purchase College, State University of New York is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The SUNY Purchase campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
SUNY Purchase offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Additionally, SUNY Purchase has 24-hour patrols by police officers.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit SUNY Purchase, take Interstate 287 to Purchase, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Westchester County airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore SUNY Purchase's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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