Purchase College Overview
Located in Purchase, New York, Purchase College is a public institution. Purchase College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
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.
- In 2019-2020, 41% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Purchase College makes roughly $45,289 a year. This is 11% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Purchase College to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the 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.
|#1||Best Value Colleges for General Literature||College Factual|
|#8||Best Musical Theater Schools||College Factual|
|#8||Best Value Colleges for Arts & Media Management||College Factual|
|#13||Best Value Colleges for Drama & Theater Arts||College Factual|
|#49||Best Theater Arts Schools||College Factual|
|#50||Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools||College Factual|
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|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Purchase College?
Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 77%.
Average Test Scores
About 25% 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 560 and 660. Math scores were between 540 and 620.
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
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Purchase College, approximately 54% of students took out student loans averaging $6,869 a year. That adds up to $27,476 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Purchase College is 7.2%. 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 85 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,248 full-time undergraduates at Purchase College, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Purchase College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||447|
|Hispanic or Latino||871|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Purchase College has changed over the last few years.
Online Affordability Rankings of Purchase College
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Purchase College was $8,953 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $18,863. The following table shows how Purchase College is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Communication & Media Studies||#52||#59|
|Communication & Journalism||#55||#62|
Online Growth Rankings of Purchase College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Purchase College was 14,816.1%. This is the #26 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly 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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