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SUNY Purchase - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Concert at SUNY Purchase

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SUNY Purchase Description:

SUNY Purchase occupies a 550-acre campus in Westchester Country, just 35 miles from New York City. The college is unique among the SUNY schools because of its strong conservatory-based arts programs. The college wins high marks for both the arts and the liberal arts and sciences. SUNY Purchase also ranks highly for its educational value. Few high quality conservatory programs come with such low tuition for either in-state or out-of-state applicants. The college is highly selective, and enrolled students can expect an intense undergraduate experience.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,240 (4,128 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 90% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,230 (in-state); $16,480 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,168 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,566
  • Other Expenses: $3,148
  • Total Cost: $23,112 (in-state); $32,362 (out-of-state)

SUNY Purchase Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 83%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 56%
    • Loans: 69%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,382
    • Loans: $6,157

Most Popular Majors:

Art History, Dance, Drama, English, Film Production, History, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Music, Psychology, Visual and Performing Arts

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 15%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Learn About Other SUNY Campuses: Albany | Binghamton | Brockport | Buffalo | Buffalo State | Cortland | Fredonia | Geneseo | New Paltz | Old Westbury | Oneonta | Oswego | Plattsburgh | Potsdam | Stony Brook

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

SUNY Purchase Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.purchase.edu/coursecatalog/2008-10/Intro/MissionStatement.aspx

"Founded on the principle that artists and scholars are indispensable to each other and to an enlightened society, Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts and distinguished programs in the liberal arts. Purchase celebrates creativity and diversity in a climate of intellectual and artistic freedom. The College seeks and supports students of exceptional talent and aptitude for apprentice relationships with artists, performers, scientists, and scholars making significant contributions in their fields. Purchase students acquire the intellectual skills, general knowledge, and cultural appreciation that build the foundation for a productive career and meaningful life. Personal and intellectual confidence is developed through a substantive creative endeavor, performance, or independent scholarly research that culminates the Purchase academic experience. The College’s programs and environment promote responsible engagement in a complex and dynamic society. As a public institution, Purchase College promotes lifelong learning for students of all ages, backgrounds, and incomes and extends the arts to the larger community through exhibitions and performances at our Neuberger Museum of Art and Performing Arts Center. As an educational institution, cultural and artistic center, community resource, and gateway to opportunity, Purchase is committed to enriching the lives of the public it serves."

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