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  • SUNY College at Purchase
  • General Address :
  • 735 Anderson Hill Rd
    Purchase, New York 10577
    Phone: (914) 251-6000
  • Institution Type :
  • Public , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • 1,000-5,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • About the School:
  • Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts. Purchase celebrates creativity and diversity in a climate of intellectual and artistic freedom. The College seeks and supports students of exceptional talent and aptitude for apprentice relationships with artists, performers, scientists, and scholars making significant contributions in their fields. Purchase students acquire the intellectual skills, general knowledge and cultural appreciation that build the foundation for a productive career and meaningful life. Personal and intellectual confidence is developed through a substantive creative endeavor, performance, or independent scholarly research that culminates the Purchase academic experience. The College's programs and environment promote responsible engagement in a complex and dynamic society. As a public institution, Purchase College promotes lifelong learning for students of all ages, backgrounds, and incomes, and extends the arts to the larger community through exhibitions and performances at our Neuberger Museum of Art and Performing Arts Center. As an educational institution, cultural and artistic center, community resource, and gateway to opportunity, Purchase is committed to enriching the lives of the public it serves.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
    Number of applicants8,4053,1645,241
    Percent admitted33%34%33%
    Percent admitted who enrolled28%30%26%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Formal demonstration of competenciesX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading500600
    SAT Math480580
    SAT Writing490600
    ACT Composite2126
    ACT English2027
    ACT Math2026
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees
    Books and supplies$1,122$1,138$1,168$1,2002.7%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$10,646$11,058$11,566$12,7089.9%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$10,646$11,058$11,566$12,7089.9%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$21,325$22,094$23,112$24,6726.7%
    Off Campus$21,729$22,498$23,597$25,1396.5%
    Off Campus with Family$11,427$11,768$12,375$12,4310.5%
    On Campus$29,735$31,144$32,362$34,1225.4%
    Off Campus$30,139$31,548$32,847$34,5895.3%
    Off Campus with Family$19,837$20,818$21,625$21,8811.2%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (914) 251-6350
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid157182%————
    Grant or scholarship aid41860%$2,434,412$5,824
    Federal grants24936%$1,127,795$4,529
    Pell grants23934%$1,035,886$4,334
    Other federal grants9814%$91,909$938
    State/local government grant or scholarships29042%$859,156$2,963
    Institutional grants or scholarships18326%$447,461$2,445
    Student loan aid47969%$3,190,641$6,661
    Federal student loans47669%$2,761,572$5,802
    Other student loans294%$429,069$14,795

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid12,26855%$13,357,632$5,890
    Pell grants1,31232%$5,605,658$4,273
    Federal student loans2,47560%$17,805,035$7,194

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