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Purchase College, State University of New York

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

SUNY Purchase Student Life

SUNY Purchase is on a 500-acre campus in the small town setting of Purchase, New York, not far from New York City.

SUNY Purchase Student Activities

SUNY Purchase has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Interested in Greek life? SUNY Purchase does not have fraternities or sororities.

SUNY Purchase has the Latinos Unidos (LU). In fact, more students participate in the 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.

SUNY Purchase students' favorite campus events are Culture Shock, Fall Ball and Pancake Madness.

Does SUNY Purchase Offer Student Housing?

This table offers information on housing at SUNY Purchase.

Housing Options Offered? Details
On-Campus Housing Yes
Guaranteed Housing Yes Priortiy given to freshman
Co-ed Housing Available Yes
Housing for Students with Disabilities Yes
Percentage of Students Living On-Campus –– 61%
Spots Available in On-Campus Housing –– 2,736
Number of Students Living On-Campus ––
Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus –– 39%

SUNY Purchase offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

The majority of SUNY Purchase students live on campus. In 2022, 61% of undergrads at SUNY Purchase lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 39% of students lived off-campus or commuted to SUNY Purchase. There are 2,736 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,446 undergraduates. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

SUNY Purchase offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

SUNY Purchase Athletics

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
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse 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

Is SUNY Purchase Safe?

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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, SUNY Purchase has 24-hour patrols by police officers.

Plan a Visit to SUNY Purchase

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.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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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SUNY Purchase Campus Services

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