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IPEDS ID: 196219
OPE ID: 00679100
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SUNY at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, New York 10577-1400
General information:  (914) 251-6000
Website:  www.purchase.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,240 (4,128 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
19%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty160261
Instructional160252
Research and public service09
Total graduate assistants-9
Instructional-9
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,504$6,829$7,230$7,5734.7%
Out-of-state$14,914$15,879$16,480$17,0233.3%
Books and supplies$1,122$1,138$1,168$1,2002.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,646$11,058$11,566$12,7089.9%
Other$3,053$3,069$3,148$3,1911.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,646$11,058$11,566$12,7089.9%
Other$3,457$3,473$3,633$3,6580.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,801$3,801$3,977$3,658-8.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
In-state
On Campus$21,325$22,094$23,112$24,6726.7%
Off Campus$21,729$22,498$23,597$25,1396.5%
Off Campus with Family$11,427$11,768$12,375$12,4310.5%
Out-of-state
On Campus$29,735$31,144$32,362$34,1225.4%
Off Campus$30,139$31,548$32,847$34,5895.3%
Off Campus with Family$19,837$20,818$21,625$21,8811.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,870
In-state fees$1,703
Out-of-state tuition$18,350
Out-of-state fees$1,703
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid157182%————
Grant or scholarship aid41860%$2,434,412$5,824
Federal grants24936%$1,127,795$4,529
Pell grants23934%$1,035,886$4,334
Other federal grants9814%$91,909$938
State/local government grant or scholarships29042%$859,156$2,963
Institutional grants or scholarships18326%$447,461$2,445
Student loan aid47969%$3,190,641$6,661
Federal student loans47669%$2,761,572$5,802
Other student loans294%$429,069$14,795
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,26855%$13,357,632$5,890
Pell grants1,31232%$5,605,658$4,273
Federal student loans2,47560%$17,805,035$7,194
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$15,310$16,025$16,080
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$10,116$11,394$11,661
$30,001 – $48,000$13,608$15,173$14,916
$48,001 – $75,000$18,304$18,977$19,688
$75,001 – $110,000$20,078$20,899$21,196
$110,001 and more$20,607$21,290$21,997
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment4,240
Undergraduate enrollment4,128
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment510
Graduate enrollment112
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 53%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 19%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 89%
25 and over: 11%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 79%
Out-of-state: 19%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 90%
Part-time: 10%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants8,4053,1645,241
Percent admitted33%34%33%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%30%26%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT71995%
ACT17422%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading500600
SAT Math480580
SAT Writing490600
ACT Composite2126
ACT English2027
ACT Math2026
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 83%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 53 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 60%
Transfer-out rate: 16%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 44%
6-year: 56%
8-year: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 57%
Female: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 60%
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 57%
Hispanic/Latino: 58%
White: 59%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 61%
Non-resident alien: 70%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterUndergraduate
Certificate
Postgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies1---
Category total1---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry3---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General26---
Category total29---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia20---
Journalism42---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0---
Category total62---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing16---
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)29---
Category total45---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management--8-
Category total--8-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other11---
Category total11---
History
History, General25---
Category total25---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other64---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies110---
Category total174---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General8---
Category total8---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Resources/Conservation, General9---
Category total9---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy12---
Category total12---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2---
Category total2---
Psychology
Psychology, General41---
Category total41---
Social Sciences
Anthropology10---
Economics, General10---
Political Science and Government, General19---
Social Sciences, Other14---
Sociology28---
Category total81---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation145--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production39---
Commercial and Advertising Art0---
Dance, General312--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General36---
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other0---
Fine and Studio Arts Management59-0-
Graphic Design35---
Jazz/Jazz Studies10---
Music Performance, General7--9
Music Theory and Composition22---
Music, General-27--
Music, Other19---
Painting14---
Photography25---
Playwriting and Screenwriting2---
Printmaking12---
Sculpture9---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology232--
Visual and Performing Arts, General175--
Voice and Opera7---
Category total3814109
Grand total8814189
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Baseball33
Basketball1411
Golf8
Lacrosse23
Soccer1824
Softball14
Swimming1221
Tennis79
Track and Field, X-Country88
Volleyball158
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)1/1/1976 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)4/1/1999 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs7/1/2000 - 6/27/2006Resigned
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations252215
Liquor law violations120
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations13312
Liquor law violations100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible925
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary225823
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson211
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible624
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary195117
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson200
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate7.6%7.6%
Number in default6662
Number in repayment862806
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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