Purchase College is a small school in the middle of a huge campus. People who don't have cars are either dependent on the campus shuttle (free) or the #12 bus to leave since it's far too huge to just walk off of (and I've tried). Even if you did manage to walk off the campus you'd find that you would have no where to go. There are no sidewalks around the immediate outside area of the campus, but there is the Pepsi headquarters (insert sarcastic woo).
If you can't go into the city then you're pretty much stuck going into White Plains if you want to get off campus. Here you'll find a lovely Wal-Mart, a mall, a movie theater, and a Stop & Shop. Enjoy! After about a week or two of going to White Plains and repeatedly visiting the mall (which everyone does) you'll eventually come to the conclusion that this nearby town is awful.
What about the school itself? If you take a liking to decaying prison-like brick structures, failed attempts at modern architecture, and huge concrete boxes then this is the place for you! If you're in the school of liberal arts prepare for the laziest, half-assed education of your life. You only want to go here if every other school has rejected you and Purchase is your last resort.
If you're in the school of visual arts then I'm sorry that the rest of the school is so horrible, because the education in the V.A. is actually pretty good. I'm a photography major and I'm thankful for the quality of the education I am receiving in photography. However, I am still transferring because the rest of the school is just so awful.
How about the food on campus? If you're a freshman it's pretty much mandatory that you sign up for a meal plan. If you're a fan of diarrhea then come on down to the Dining Hall, the beautiful hollow brick cube located in the middle of the dorms. If you're a vegetarian or just have taste buds then please visit Terra Ve, the only acceptable cafeteria on campus, featuring all-vegetarian food. If you enjoy mediocrity then visit The Hub! But it doesn't matter which cafeteria you frequent, because after a month you'll find that your weekly diet consists of burgers, fries, pizzas, grilled cheese, chips, quesadillas, and salads. If you're like many other freshman then you will be receiving a converted triple dorm room. This means that you're the lucky winner of a nice closet-sized room that you get to share with two other people. Get here first and you get the single bed! Get here second and third and that means you have to share a bunk bed. Please enjoy attempting to figure out where to fit your things. You will also most likely have to share a hall bathroom. That means sharing two toilets and two showers with over 20 people.