Purchase College Overview
Purchase College is a public institution situated in Purchase, New York. Purchase is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.
What Is Purchase College Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the post-master's certificate is the highest award a student can attain at Purchase College.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 38% of the faculty were full-time.
- The average Purchase College student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Purchase College Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Purchase College.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Purchase College has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Purchase College?
Contact details for Purchase College are given below.
|Address:||735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase, NY 10577-1400|
How Do I Get Into Purchase College?
You can apply to Purchase College online at: https://www.purchase.edu/admissions/apply-to-purchase/
Admission Requirements for Purchase College
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Purchase College?
Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.
Average Test Scores
About 67% of students accepted to Purchase College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 490 and 570.
Can I Afford Purchase College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Purchase College, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,486 a year. That adds up to $25,944 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Purchase College is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Purchase College Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 106 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,709 full-time undergraduates at Purchase College, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Purchase College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||467|
|Hispanic or Latino||935|
New York students aren't the only ones who study at Purchase College. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 41 countries are represented at Purchase College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Japan.
Online Learning at Purchase College
Online Growth Rankings of Purchase College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Purchase College was 5.7%. This is the #1,621 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Purchase College regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Purchase College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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