SUNY at Purchase College: Statistics

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#1592 of 14,131 In the World
#459 of 2,597 In North America
#414 of 2,496 In the United States
#39 of 221 In New York State
#1 of 2 In Purchase
#231 of 1,062 For Publishing
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
74%
Average SAT
1190
Average ACT
27
Aid receiving
84%
Undergraduates
3,600
Graduates
85
Male:Female Ratio
40:60
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

SUNY at Purchase College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 74% 69% 77%
Applicants 4,594 1,663 2,931
Admissions 3,386 1,141 2,245
Freshmen enrolled full time 639 240 399
Freshmen enrolled part time 8 2 6

1,257 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,366 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
163 or 25%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1100
or below

75% of them
had 1280
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in SUNY at Purchase College are 1100-1280 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
53 or 8%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 24
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in SUNY at Purchase College are 24-30 (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

White 1816 (49%)
Hispanic 949 (26%)
Black or African American 487 (13%)
Two or more races 191 (5%)
Asian 150 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 67 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 16 (0.4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,860
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 capacity 2,794
Combined charge for room and board $14,548
Room charge $9,098
Meal charge $5,450

SUNY at Purchase College Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 103
Psychology, General 70
Communication, General 54
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 47 4
Fine and Studio Arts Management 45
Dance, General 42
Playwriting and Screenwriting 40
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 37
Visual and Performing Arts, General 29 8
Graphic Design 32
Music, General 30
Sociology, General 29
History, General 27
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology 27
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 26
Journalism 25
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 24
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 13 9
Creative Writing 21
General Literature 20
Economics, General 19
Musical Theatre 18
Painting 18
Mass Communication & Media Studies 17
Acting 16
Photography 16
Music Theory and Composition 14
Music Performance, General 13
Environmental Studies 13
Political Science and Government, General 13
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 13
Jazz & Jazz Studies 12
Sculpture 11
Anthropology, General 11
Voice and Opera 10
Mathematics, General 9
Philosophy 9
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 5
Biochemistry 4
Printmaking 4
Chemistry, General 4
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 4
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 2
Latin American Studies 1
Women's Studies 1
Grand Total 963 56
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 61% 57% 64%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,481
Citations
93,661

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
732 / 33,809
Environmental Science
640 / 30,247
Biology
448 / 17,500
Business
248 / 10,897
Chemistry
226 / 6,371
Ecology
218 / 16,326
Psychology
206 / 19,274
Engineering
194 / 11,950
Economics
189 / 3,651
History
172 / 271
Medicine
160 / 3,954
Sociology
153 / 10,337
Political Science
139 / 3,194
Art & Design
137 / 1,548
Geography and Cartography
135 / 5,107
Environmental Management
129 / 5,273
Physics
106 / 2,012
Computer Science
104 / 6,727
Botany
99 / 3,774
Demography
83 / 4,127
Mathematics
82 / 2,217
Social Psychology
78 / 2,203
Hydrology and Water resources management
73 / 3,078
Materials Science
69 / 1,543
Geology
66 / 2,043
Investment Banking and Stock trading
65 / 1,292
Forestry
57 / 3,526
Political Economy
57 / 682
Agricultural Science
54 / 1,958
Gender Studies
48 / 2,706
Child Psychology
48 / 1,927
Law
47 / 350
Zoology
46 / 1,120
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
45 / 1,121
Art History
40 / 22
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
38 / 2,038
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
37 / 22
Philosophy
35 / 221
Cognitive Science
35 / 1,789
Biochemistry
33 / 974

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 35 547
1992 41 539
1993 32 486
1994 37 582
1995 26 570
1996 48 567
1997 34 589
1998 44 746
1999 35 786
2000 43 917
2001 40 1035
2002 48 1226
2003 63 1383
2004 67 1706
2005 44 1937
2006 53 2824
2007 60 2718
2008 61 3623
2009 132 3851
2010 78 4541
2011 94 5225
2012 93 6187
2013 84 6673
2014 108 7257
2015 131 7315
2016 146 6917
2017 92 7034
2018 94 6855
2019 119 7615
2020 125 7949
2021 129 9028

SUNY at Purchase College alumni

  1. Stanley Tucci

    Stanley Tucci
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in SUNY at Purchase College
    In 1982 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in acting
    Occupations
    film directoractorfilm producerscreenwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Stanley Tucci Jr. is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Involved in acting from a young age, he made his film debut in John Huston's Prizzi's Honor (1985), and continued to play a variety of supporting roles in films such as Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry (1997), Sam Mendes's Road to Perdition (2002), and Steven Spielberg's The Terminal (2004). In 1996, he made his directorial debut with the cult comedy Big Night which he also co-wrote and starred in alongside Tony Shalhoub. He also played Stanley Kubrick in the television film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers. Tucci is also known for his collaborations with Meryl Streep in films such as The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Julie & Julia (2009). Tucci gained further acclaim and success with such films as Burlesque (2010), Easy A (2010), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Margin Call (2011), The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), Spotlight (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2017), and Supernova (2020).

  2. Wesley Snipes

    Wesley Snipes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractorkaratekataekwondo athlete
    Biography

    Wesley Trent Snipes is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist. His prominent film roles include New Jack City (1991), White Men Can't Jump (1992), Passenger 57 (1992), Rising Sun (1993), Demolition Man (1993), To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995), U.S. Marshals (1998), The Expendables 3 (2014), Coming 2 America (2021), and the Blade film trilogy (1998–2004), portraying Blade. In television, he is known for his role on The Player (2015). Snipes was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his work in The Waterdance (1992) and won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for his performance in the film One Night Stand (1997).

  3. Josh Hartnett

    Josh Hartnett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorfilm producerstage actorenvironmentalist
    Biography

    Joshua Daniel Hartnett is an American actor and producer. He first came to attention in 1997 for his role as Michael Fitzgerald in the television crime drama series Cracker. He made his feature film debut in 1998 in the slasher film Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, followed by teen roles in films such as the sci-fi horror film The Faculty (1998) and the drama The Virgin Suicides (1999). Hartnett had starring roles in the war film Pearl Harbor, the drama O, the war film Black Hawk Down (all 2001), the romantic comedy 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), the crime thriller Lucky Number Slevin (2006), and other films.

  4. Constance Wu

    Constance Wu
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Constance Wu is an American actress. Wu was included on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2017. She has earned several accolades, including nominations for a Golden Globe Award, four Critics' Choice Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award and two TCA Awards.

General info

Alternative names Purchase College
SUNY Purchase
Founded 1967
Motto Think Wide Open
Colors heliotrope, puce
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (June-July)
Total FTE staff 741
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 735 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, New York, 10577-1400
United States
City population 5,000
Phone 9142516000
Fax +1 (914) 2516314

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