About the University
A progressive school like ours tends to attract unique personalities. We’re often called the “quirky” SUNY, but it’s the students, not the school itself, that give Purchase its distinctive identity. The Purchase College of today and tomorrow is a diverse and inclusive community of gifted and creative thinkers, writers, and performers.
If you stand out, this is a place where you’ll fit in.
- Excerpt from SUNY Purchase College's website.
Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.
Purchase students participating in any Purchase College sponsored study abroad program will be enrolled in the SUNY international comprehensive health insurance policy, GeoBlue International Health Insurance.
CHARTIS is not accepted at Purchase.
Living on-campus: On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students. If you are interested in living on-campus, please visit the website for more information.
Cost: $8,674.00 - per year*
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.
Off-campus Housing: You may choose to live off campus near the University, for ressources, contact your international student advisor.
The average budget per month is: $500-600
In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,000.00 per semester.