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Purchase College- SUNY

Purchase, NY

National Liberal Arts Colleges

Located in Purchase, New York, Purchase College – SUNY is a public liberal arts institution. The school was founded in 1967 and resides on 550 suburban acres about 25 miles north of Manhattan. Purchase College – SUNY claims excellent programs in the School of the Arts, the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education.

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Quick Facts

735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

2012-2013 Tuition

$16,480 Tuition and Fees


4155 undergraduate students
44% male / 56% female


July 15 application deadline
33.4% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1967

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, certificate, master's degree, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, English Language and Literature, General, Biology, General, Mathematics, General, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Chemistry, General, Psychology, General, Anthropology, Economics, General, Social Sciences, Other, Women's Studies, Dance, Graphic Design, Playwriting and Screenwriting, Acting, Directing and Theatrical Production, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Photography, Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Fine and Studio Arts, Jazz/Jazz Studies, Music, Other, Music, Visual and Performing Arts, Other, History, General, Communication and Media Studies, Other, Journalism

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 4,155
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 3,659
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 241
Percent of male undergraduates: 44%
Percent of female undergraduates: 56%
Percent of international undergraduates: 2%

Student Services

Basic services offered: day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, career, personal, psychological
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball

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