Purchase College

Purchase, New York
4-year Public university


Purchase College—SUNY is a public institution established in 1967 with suburban setting located at Purchase, NY. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,698 (2018); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,478 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,102. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#Tier 2 in National liberal arts Colleges
Location Purchase, New York
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1967
Selectivity Moderate
Size Small
4,063 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Visual and performing arts
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $8,698
Outstate Tuition Fee $18,478
Room and Board Fees $13,764
$35,800 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


44% (Moderate Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.2 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

1) Applicants have earned a diploma from an accredited United States High School or a degree from an accredited United States college or university where English is the principal language of instruction. or 2) Applicants have completed college-level English Composition I and II with a grade of “B” or better and 30 transferable semester credits from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. or 3) Applicants are a native citizen of one of the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (Except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, British Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, Montserrat, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, or the United Kingdom (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland Wales). Proof of citizenship (passport, visa, birth certificate or permanent resident card) must be provided. Please note, Permanent Residency alone does not qualify for an exemption. or 4) Applicants education originates from countries in which the official language is English. or 5) Applicants have achieved a Critical Reading score of 450 (old SAT taken before March 2016) or an Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 500 (new SAT taken March 2016 or later ). or 6) Applicants have achieved a combined English and Reading score of 21 or higher on the ACT. or 7) Applicants have scored “C” or higher in English Language in tests ( GCE, GCSE, IGCSE)

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$10,223 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$9,119 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $36,762
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
44% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline: February 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Institutional Scholarships
Total Worth --
Eligibility US Citizens or eligible non-citizens
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance minimum GPA of 3.25 for Liberal Arts & Sciences and 3.0 for School of the Arts
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Not Available


4,063 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
83% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
63% Students graduate within 6 years