Welcome to Purchase College.
Our campus is located in the center of 500 acres of open fields and sprawling forests, about 30 miles (or a short train ride) north of New York City.
We combine rigorous coursework in the liberal arts and sciences with world-class conservatory programs in the visual and performing arts.
Think Wide Open
You’ve heard us say it, here’s how we live it.
We’re a distinctive member of the SUNY family. We’re the dreamers, the DIYers, the future of arts and culture, of the humanities and the sciences.
We’re passionate about everything—from rigorous coursework to current events to the music lineup at Culture Shock.
We live on a collaborative and sustainable campus, and we work to create the kind of society we want to see in the world. We respect others, ourselves, and our surroundings as we grow into the people who will make real change someday.
We’re inclusive, LGBTQ-welcoming, and always actively seeking new ways to foster diversity in our academic programs and on our campus.
So “Think Wide Open” has come to mean a lot to us. You’re not constrained by a major, or a residence hall, or a background.
You’re entering one of the most challenging and exciting times of your life–embrace it!
If you stand out, this is where you’ll fit in.
Purchase College Named Top Public School by US News & World Report
According to the 2022-2023 report, Purchase hits the list at #8 for Top Public Schools nationally.
Purchase Noted as a Green CollegePurchase College is happy to once again be included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges.
Purchase is Among the Best 388 in the Nation
That’s according to the Princeton Review’s Best 388 Colleges: 2023 Edition.
Purchase Named a 2022 Fulbright HSI LeaderAcknowledged for noteworthy engagement with Fulbright programs and one of only five undergraduate schools to receive this honor.