Purchase

Purchase College

735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, United States
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  • Previously Enrolled
    52

Overview of Purchase College (Purchase)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,121
    • Men:1,778 (43.1%)
    • Women:2,343 (56.9%)

Location

Admission Information (Purchase)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Purchase College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 1
SAT Only
Recommended
July 1
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
July 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
July 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
735 Anderson Hill Road
City, State, Zip
Purchase, NY  10577-1400
Phone
(914) 251-6300
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins May 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
Audition, portfolio recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
44% of 6,762 applicants were admitted
Women
44% of 4,149 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 2,613 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,180 (40%) of 2,942 admitted students enrolled
Women
668 (36%) of 1,845 admitted students enrolled
Men
512 (47%) of 1,097 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.24
375 And Above
17%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
24%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
12%
• Score 24 - 29
42%
• Score 18 - 23
40%
• Score 12 - 17
6%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Purchase)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,498|Out-of-state: $18,148
  • Room & Board: - $13,334 (74.68354430379746%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,250 (7.001232216870169%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,270 (18.315223479332364%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Purchase College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 006791
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
693 (91.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
515 (74.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
515 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
7 (1.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
44%
Average Award
$10,223
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 505 (98.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,119
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 471 (91.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,570
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 58 (11.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
61 (8.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,376

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,886 (77.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,303 (79.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,300 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
40 (1.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
48%
Average Award
$10,801
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,252 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,926
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,073 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,567
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 372 (16.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
411 (11.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,346

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Computer Science, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Purchase)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


167

Part-Time Faculty


294

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


18%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 22% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 44% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 54% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
315,129

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
600
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Purchase College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


81.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


54.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


62.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


63.0%

Programs & Majors (Purchase)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Comparative Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Visual and performing arts, Liberal arts/general studies, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Music
  • Theater

Campus Life (Purchase)

Location & Geography

Population


27,472

Nearest Metropolitan Area


500 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


New York City

Weather


Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in White Plains
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in New Rochelle

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


67% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


33%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Panther
School Colors
Blue, white, and orange

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, fencing, football, golf, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Purchase College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student union, wpur radio station, latinos unidos, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender union, organization of african people in america

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,755

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,121
Women
2,343
Men
1,778

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.6% Asian
  • 11.2% Black/African-American
  • 19.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 54.0% White
  • 6.3% Unknown

International Students


2.3% from 30 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


103

Student Resources (Purchase)

Study resources