SUNY Purchase Housing and Nearby Apartments

With its emphasis on the arts--and the students' attendant need for studio and performance space--and a sprawling, well-maintained campus, it's not surprising that nearly two-thirds, or 65%, of all undergraduates live in SUNY Purchase on-campus housing. There are seven official residence halls on the SUNY Purchase campus, including two, Crossroads and Farside, devoted entirely to so-called "First Year Experience" students. Other SUNY Purchase on-campus housing options are either mixed-year (Big Haus) or upper-class students, such as Fort Awesome, and the three apartment complexes, The Olde, The Commons, and Alumni Village. Within these residence halls students of all years may also choose from a number of "special interest housing communities", such as the "From Page to Stage" crew, the activist-minded Rebels and Revolutions, and a Wellness community devoted to all aspects of the term, including the physical, emotional, spiritual, and environmental. An interesting side note about SUNY Purchase on-campus housing: boarding costs vary depending on the type of room in which you live, so a single room costs more than a double room which costs more than a triple room. And housing in the apartment complexes is more expensive than in the more traditional dormitory-style halls. As at most colleges and universities, there are a variety of meal plan options and prices as well. Even with all of these residence options, there are still hundreds of undergraduate students, graduate students, and SUNY Purchase faculty needing off-campus housing every year. Which is where Urban Edge can help. Like other real estate sites out there, Urban Edge offers a constantly updated list of Westchester rental apartments (and beyond). Unlike other sites, every apartment you see on Urban Edge is available directly from the building's owner or landlord, which means there is never any of those dreaded broker's fees. That's an immediate savings of hundreds, even thousands of dollars when you search for SUNY Purchase off-campus housing through Urban Edge.


One the newest schools in the entire State University of New York system, SUNY Purchase has made its home in this upper Westchester County hamlet, located within the town of Harrison, since its founding in 1967. But even though SUNY Purchase has been around for less than 50 years--the majority of SUNY schools opened their doors in the mid- to late-1800s--this four-year liberal arts college, with its emphasis on the creative arts, has emerged as one of the jewels in the system. Situated on 550 acres in the suburban Westchester neighborhood (its immediate neighbors are the Westchester County Airport and Pepisco's Corporate Headquarters, so it needs the room to spread out), SUNY Purchase offers its more than 4,200 undergraduate students a complete college experience. Undergraduates at SUNY Purchase have more than 50 majors from which to choose, with some 40% of the entire student population focusing within the Visual and Performing Arts department. Other popular fields of study for SUNY Purchase undergraduates include Liberal Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Communication and Journalism, and Psychology. From Graphic Design to Biochemistry, Gender Studies to Screenwriting, Photography to Music Performance to Environmental Studies to Sculpture, the range of majors offered here is both wide and deep. There is also a small but growing graduate degree program at SUNY Purchase, with several hundreds students earning a Master's in Fine Arts, an Artist Diploma, or a Performance Certificate every year. Scroll down for apartments near SUNY Purchase.