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

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 76%
Applicants who took ACT: 21%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 26%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 4%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 30%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 16%
SAT I Math score 700+: 2%
SAT I Math score 600+: 18%
ACT score 24-29: 50%
ACT score 30-36: 8%
ACT score 24+: 58%
Students applied: 7,928
Students admitted: 3,235
Admission rate: 41%
Students per faculty: 15
4-year graduation rate: 49%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 4,115
Full-time enrolled men: 1,612
Full-time enrolled women: 2,135
Part-time enrolled men: 186
Part-time enrolled women: 182
Freshmen retained: 81%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $6,470
Fees (in state): $1,828
Tuition (out of state): $16,320
Fees (out of state): $1,298
Room and board: $12,952
Est. book expense: $1,298
Total cost (in state): $22,548
Total cost (out of state): $31,868
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$13,079
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$20,108
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$22,399
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$29,428
Average debt at graduation: $28,368

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 49%
Average need-based aid: $9,469
Average non-need-based aid: $2,440

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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