Facts and Stats
Just like you, we’re so much more than a number. But here are the stats for fall 2023.
Total student enrollment is 3,257.
- 3,149 undergraduate students and 77 graduate students.
Roughly 82% 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 89.5%.
- 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).
18.2% of incoming freshmen are first-generation college students.
The student-to-faculty ratio averages roughly 11:1 although it varies by program.
- Averages vary by program.
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0%
African American 12.1%
Multiple Races 6.3%
Other or Unknown: 0.7%
(All degree-seeking undergraduates)
First Year Class Profile
Total number: 774
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: 55%
School of the Arts: 40%
*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.
Where We Rank
Purchase ranks among some of “the best academic programs” for audio engineering.
Purchase joins 300 others among the “best and most interesting colleges in the U.S., Canada, and U.K.” in the 2024 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges.