SUNY College at Purchase

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Purchase, NY

$7,070

Avg in-state tuition

$16,980

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About SUNY College at Purchase

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

SUNY College at Purchase is a small public college located on a suburban campus in Purchase, New York. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,600, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 74%. The college offers 58 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 61%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,070, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $16,980.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

74% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

79% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

61% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Not required or recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 24-30

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1100-1280

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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4k

Students enrolled

98%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

49%

Hispanic

26%

Black

13%

Two or more races

5%

Asian

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Unknown

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

60%

Socio-economic diversity

36% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $7,070 $16,980
Graduate $11,310 $23,100

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,240
On-campus room and board $14,548
On-campus other expenses $3,280
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $14,548
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,920
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,920

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $26,138 $36,048
Off-campus without family $26,778 $36,688
Off-campus with family $12,230 $22,140

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

36%

State Grant Aid

59%

Institution Grant Aid

68%

Pell Grant

36%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,020
State Grant Aid $6,909
Institution Grant Aid $2,757
Pell Grant Aid $4,874

Financial Outlook

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

$31k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.