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1. Purchase has about 5,000 students this year. The class size ranges from 1 professor to 17 students and lecture classes go up to 1 professor to about 90 students. 2. I'll always remember RAVIEW, which is a show the RA's (residential assistants) put on for the freshmen to introduce us to Purchase. It addresses Purchase stereotypes, facts, and experiences through singing, dancing, acting, poetry, and more!
Rosa Jaffe Junior
It's not a school with a lot of bells and whistles. We don't always have the newest equipment. However we do offer something most schools can't. That thing is very genuine people. Everyone here is dedicated and down to earth who are interesting and exciting. You most definitely will not find the mix of people you'll find here at any other school. It's a very accepting and open atmosphere that I don't think you'll find anywhere else.
This school is really awesome for someone who loves both academics and art...but you don't have to love art to come here! In general, it's a really close-knit and comfortable environment and because there are only about 4,000 students, it's really easy to make friends fast. At the same time, it's not too small, so it's not like being in high school again. People are really open and fun!
Blythe Armitage Sophomore
Purchase's location - in proximity to New York City is one of the great things about it. It's super easy to jump on the train and spend the afternoon or the weekend in the city. But we also have tons of really great stuff going on on campus as well. We have the best events - Culture Shock (a huge two-day music festival in the spring) Zombie Prom (super-fun and super-spooky dance party where everyone re-creates their best zombie get-up) and Pancake Madness!(which is a dance party/pajama party to kick off Finals week, where the faculty and staff serve you breakfast food and you can get free tshirts and other stuff)
Our school is about 4,000 kids, and I think that's just swell. The student to faculty ratio is about 17 students to 1 teacher... I think that's a big draw here. I've encountered very few teachers who are here just to teach as opposed to sharing what they LOVE. So, yeah, that's a cool aspect about are campus. It's all about the love.
One experience that I'll always remember occured last month at Starbucks. I was drinking a cup of peppermint chocolate mocha coffee (that's what it's called.... literally) and writing a paper for International Relations when my history professor came over and asked if he could sit with me. I mean, most students only hope their professors remember their name when being approached, but he knew my name and he asked to sit with me. I was practically sweating, trying to concentrate on my paper, but at the same time thinking "oh my G-d, he's sitting next to me!" He asked me how I liked Purchase and if I had any post graduate plans. For the next hour or so, he gave me all these great tips about applying to graduate school. I think it's safe to say that we learned a lot about eachother. What I'll always remember about this is that Professors at Purchase really do care about the students. They really try to commit themselves as much as possible to getting to know each and every one of them. Anyway, whenever I see him outside of class we always say to eachother, "remember Starbucks?" and both end up laughing. It's an awesome thing getting to know your professors! Just go to Starbucks.......... You never know who might show up............
Matti Plen SophomoreReviews provided by: Unigo