SUNY at Purchase College Rankings

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In the World#2442 of 14178
In North America#756 of 2629
In the United States#693 of 2528
In New York State#71 of 221
In Purchase#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
52%
Average SAT
1160
Average ACT
27
Aid receiving
84%
Undergraduates
4,051
Graduates
106
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

SUNY at Purchase College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate52%48%53%
Applicants6,4862,3424,144
Admissions3,3411,1352,206
Freshmen enrolled full time792295497
Freshmen enrolled part time633

75 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
313 or 39%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1060
or below

75% of them
had 1260
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in SUNY at Purchase College are 1060-1260 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
73 or 9%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in SUNY at Purchase College are 23-30 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2126 (51%)
Hispanic1013 (24%)
Black or African American501 (12%)
Two or more races200 (5%)
Asian189 (5%)
Nonresident Alien91 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown23 (0.6%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander7 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,626
Students receiving aid
84%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,070$11,310
Tuition in-state$7,070$11,310
Tuition out-of-state$16,980$23,100
Fee in-district$1,883$1,883
Fee in-state$1,883$1,883
Fee out-of-state$1,883$1,883

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,794
Combined charge for room and board$14,548
Room charge$9,098
Meal charge$5,450

SUNY at Purchase College Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies106
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other68
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General53
Psychology, General50
Fine and Studio Arts Management47
Dance, General46
Playwriting and Screenwriting38
Sociology36
Cinematography and Film & Video Production33
Journalism28
Music, General26
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology26
English Literature (British and Commonwealth26
Graphic Design26
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia24
Biology & Biological Sciences, General24
Visual and Performing Arts, General204
Painting23
Photography21
Economics, General20
Anthropology20
Music Theory and Composition17
Creative Writing17
Mathematics, General16
Jazz & Jazz Studies16
History, General14
Musical Theatre14
Music Performance, General11
Sculpture10
Social Sciences, Other10
Art History, Criticism and Conservation63
Natural Resources & Conservation, General9
Printmaking8
Philosophy8
Political Science and Government, General8
Voice and Opera7
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies5
Chemistry, General4
Women's Studies2
Biochemistry1
Grand Total91338
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate61%55%65%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 55%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,591
Citations
98,401

Publication count by topic

Biology
383
Chemistry
259
Environmental science
243
Psychology
227
Sociology
169
Mathematics
159
Geography
140
Political science
131
Economics
125
History
103
Business
88
Computer science
82
Materials science
74
Geology
66
Art
62
Medicine
50
Engineering
37
Philosophy
37
Physics
25

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Art290802
Sociology5048,684
Economics50913,697
Environmental science60710,622
Geography6534,241
Geology9302,967
Philosophy949133
Business10193,412
History1087104
Psychology11808,329
Biology125219,002
Political science1281538
Computer science13276,595
Chemistry17808,170
Mathematics17952,283
Engineering18681,327
Materials science24801,597
Medicine28991,125
Physics3212161

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199056403
199131492
199236476
199333425
199435519
199528524
199647495
199732532
199841694
199930725
200039842
200136944
2002451127
2003591294
2004621576
2005421808
2006512594
2007542583
2008543394
20091253561
2010624275
2011894898
2012855894
2013796294
20141006773
20151246774
20161386296
2017876224
2018895824
20191106564
20201116583

General info

Alternative namesPurchase College
SUNY Purchase
Founded1967
WikipediaState University of New York at Purchase
MottoThink Wide Open
Colorsheliotrope, puce
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (June-July)
Total FTE staff814
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address735 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, New York, 10577-1400
United States
City population5,000
Phone9142516000
Fax+1 (914) 2516314

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