Facts and Stats
Just like you, we’re so much more than a number. But here are the stats for fall 2022.
Total student enrollment is 3,226.
- 3,149 undergraduate students and 77 graduate students.
Roughly 83% of students are New York residents.
- The remainder hail from 40 states and 24 foreign countries.
The average high school GPA for the incoming class is 88.7%.
- 98% of students who chose to submit their standardized test scores had a combined SAT score of 1000 or higher (Read our Test-Optional Policy).
15.7% of incoming freshmen are first-generation college students.
The student-to-faculty ratio averages roughly 13:1 although it varies by program.
- Averages vary by program.
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
African American 12.7%
Multiple Races 5.9%
Other or Unknown: 1.8%
(All degree-seeking undergraduates)
First Year Class Profile
Total number: 686
Average SAT Reading: 661
Average SAT Math: 612
NCAA Division III
Men: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, Volleyball
Women: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Lacrosse, Tennis, Volleyball
Liberal Arts and Sciences: 52%
School of the Arts: 42%
*Undeclared? We like to say you’re “still exploring.” We have resources on campus to help undeclared students find a major, from the Advising Center to the Career Development Center, and, of course, the faculty are always available to assist. You can also use our online majors explorer to find your niche.
- Forty-seven majors
- Thirty-two minors
- Four graduate majors, plus artist diplomas and performers certificates
These numbers are updated every December by the Office of Institutional Research. For more information review the most recent Fact Book.
Where We Rank
According to the 2022-2023 report, Purchase hits the list at #8 for Top Public Schools nationally.
Acknowledged for noteworthy engagement with Fulbright programs and one of only five undergraduate schools to receive this honor.
Purchase College is happy to once again be included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges.
The authoritative Fiske Guide to Colleges recognizes academics, faculty, campus vibe, location, and raw energy among Purchase’s attributes.