C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Purchase College
Purchase, NY
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,121
   Women 2,343 (56.9%)
   Men 1,778 (43.1%)
Graduate Students 103
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 44% of 6,762 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.24
SAT Math 470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 500-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $25,686
Out-of-state: $35,536
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $8,267
Out-of-state: $18,117
  Room and Board $12,952
Average Percent of Need Met 44%
Average Freshman Award $9,087
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 172
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Purchase Population 27,472
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 87% of freshmen, 67% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Panther
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.6% Asian
11.2% Black/African-American
19.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
54.0% White
6.3% Unknown
International Students 2.3% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 54.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported