SUNY at Purchase College: Statistics

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#1799 of 14,131 In the World
#509 of 2,597 In North America
#460 of 2,496 In the United States
#45 of 221 In New York State
#1 of 2 In Purchase
#540 of 1,001 For Entomology
Top50% For 53 other topics
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Acceptance rate
75%
Average SAT
1220
Average ACT
29
Aid receiving
84%
Undergraduates
3,439
Graduates
83
Male:Female Ratio
41:59
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

SUNY at Purchase College Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

SUNY at Purchase College has an acceptance rate of 75% and is among the top 38% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 75% 70% 79%
Applicants 4,047 1,588 2,459
Admissions 3,052 1,105 1,947
Freshmen enrolled full time 678 281 397
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 2

2,516 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

428 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
80 or 12%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1120
or below

75% of them
had 1320
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in SUNY at Purchase College are 1120-1320 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
16 or 2%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 27
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in SUNY at Purchase College are 27-31 (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 demographics by race or ethnicity

White 1762 (50%)
Hispanic 886 (25%)
Black or African American 444 (13%)
Two or more races 196 (6%)
Asian 147 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 66 (2%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 16 (0.5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$8,868
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 costs

Dormitory capacity 2,270
Combined charge for room and board $14,548
Room charge $9,098
Meal charge $5,450

SUNY at Purchase College majors

SUNY at Purchase College has granted 849 bachelor's degrees across 41 programs and 31 master's across 5 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at SUNY at Purchase College.

Major Bachelor Master
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 80
Psychology, General 52
Communication, General 47
Fine and Studio Arts Management 46
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 44
Playwriting and Screenwriting 35
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 28 3
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology 31
Graphic Design 29
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 28
Journalism 26
Sociology, General 26
Painting 25
Photography 23
History, General 21
Visual and Performing Arts, General 18 3
Dance, General 20
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 20
Economics, General 20
General Literature 19
Creative Writing 18
Acting 17
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 13 4
Music Theory and Composition 17
Musical Theatre 16
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 14
Music, General 14
Environmental Studies 13
Jazz & Jazz Studies 13
Printmaking 13
Political Science and Government, General 12
Mathematics, General 11
Music Performance, General 10
Mass Communication & Media Studies 8
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies 7
Chemistry, General 6
Philosophy 6
Sculpture 6
Anthropology, General 5
Biochemistry 5
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 4
Voice and Opera 3
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 1
Grand Total 849 31

SUNY at Purchase College has a graduation rate of 63%, which is among the 35% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 63% 58% 67%
  • Full-time retention rate - 79%
  • Part-time retention rate - 63%

Publications & Citations

SUNY at Purchase College has published 2,745 scientific papers with 73,881 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Environmental Science, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Ecology, Chemistry, Geography and Cartography, Physics, Geology, and Computer Science.

Publications
2,745
Citations
73,881

Publication / Citation count by topic

Environmental Science
1,684 / 54,230
Biology
1,559 / 55,277
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,446 / 35,111
Engineering
1,121 / 34,770
Ecology
1,109 / 41,813
Chemistry
1,042 / 30,991
Geography and Cartography
939 / 31,074
Physics
933 / 28,003
Geology
906 / 32,394
Computer Science
766 / 19,709
Political Science
748 / 16,826
Medicine
745 / 19,371
Sociology
723 / 19,931
Law
664 / 14,895
History
639 / 10,455
Philosophy
634 / 17,572
Organic Chemistry
633 / 20,018
Biochemistry
560 / 15,904
Genetics
543 / 22,694
Botany
535 / 20,964
Paleontology
516 / 14,433
Quantum and Particle physics
506 / 15,556
Psychology
460 / 15,529
Archaeology
431 / 9,921
Materials Science
420 / 11,473
Art & Design
351 / 3,689
Business
338 / 7,803
Environmental Management
313 / 11,881
Oceanography
308 / 13,176
Economics
300 / 5,265
Mathematics
287 / 5,707
Linguistics
267 / 12,606
Pathology
242 / 5,654
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
229 / 6,828
Agricultural Science
218 / 10,575
Statistics
218 / 5,123
Public Health
206 / 5,280
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
195 / 6,687
Forestry
195 / 8,065
Zoology
190 / 5,516

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 46 310
1991 30 346
1992 25 347
1993 29 308
1994 34 320
1995 27 371
1996 45 361
1997 35 376
1998 39 474
1999 30 464
2000 37 526
2001 35 551
2002 32 602
2003 54 687
2004 65 815
2005 44 944
2006 40 1317
2007 42 1273
2008 57 1728
2009 62 1862
2010 62 2194
2011 76 2529
2012 82 3043
2013 77 3334
2014 129 3746
2015 136 3914
2016 114 3854
2017 106 4187
2018 99 4335
2019 106 4855
2020 131 5349
2021 159 6733
2022 112 6119
Academic rankings

SUNY at Purchase College alumni

  1. Stanley Tucci

    Stanley Tucci
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in SUNY at Purchase College
    In 1982 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in acting
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorfilm producertelevision producerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Stanley Tucci Jr. is an American actor and filmmaker. Known as a character actor, he has played a wide variety of characters ranging from menacing to sophisticated. Tucci has earned numerous accolades over his career including five Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award as well as a nomination for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Tony Award.

  2. Wesley Snipes

    Wesley Snipes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    film producersingerfilm actortaekwondo athletetelevision actor
    Biography

    Wesley Trent Snipes is an American actor, film producer, and martial artist. His prominent film roles include Major League (1989), New Jack City (1991), Jungle Fever (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 45)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actorenvironmentalistfilm produceractor
    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 41)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractor
    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.

All 74 notable alumni

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 734
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

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