Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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


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Purchase College, State University of New York is ranked 86 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 253 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 75%
Applicants who took ACT 22%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+6%
600-69926%
600+32%

SAT Math Score

700+2%
600-69914%
600+16%

ACT Score

30-3612%
24-2942%
24+54%

Students applied6,762
Students admitted2,942
Admission rate44%

Students per faculty14

4-year graduation rate54%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$6,670
Fees$1,828
Room and board$13,334
Estimated book expense$1,250
Total cost$23,082

Cost after need-based aid$13,358
Cost after non-need-based aid$20,908

Average debt at graduation$31,188

Out of State

Tuition$16,320
Fees$1,828
Room and board$13,334
Estimated book expense$1,250
Total cost$32,732

Cost after need-based aid$23,008
Cost after non-need-based aid$30,558

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$35,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met49%
Average need-based aid$9,724
Average non-need-based aid$2,174

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment4,121

Full-Time

Men1,606
Women2,149

Part-Time

Men172
Women194

Freshmen retained81%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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