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Purchase College, State University of New York (Purchase, NY)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 41%
Applicants who took ACT: 3%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 30%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 4%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 34%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 21%
SAT I Math score 700+: 1%
SAT I Math score 600+: 22%
ACT score 24-29: 45%
ACT score 30-36: 5%
ACT score 24+: 50%
Students applied: 6,955
Students admitted: 2,839
Admission rate: 41%
Students per faculty: 15
4-year graduation rate: 58%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 4,188
Full-time enrolled men: 1,706
Full-time enrolled women: 2,132
Part-time enrolled men: 167
Part-time enrolled women: 183
Freshmen retained: 80%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $6,470
Fees (in state): $1,797
Tuition (out of state): $16,320
Fees (out of state): $1,797
Room and board: $12,576
Est. book expense: $1,207
Total cost (in state): $22,050
Total cost (out of state): $31,900
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$15,536
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$20,010
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$25,386
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$29,860
Average debt at graduation: $26,348

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 47%
Average need-based aid: $6,514
Average non-need-based aid: $2,040

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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