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.
Think Wide Open
You’ve heard us say it, now here’s how we live it.
We’re the eccentric cousin 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.
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 a place where you’ll fit in.
US News and World Report ranked Purchase among the top ten in their annual Best Colleges list.
Princeton Review Rates Purchase for Best College Theater and Among the Most LGBTQ Friendly Colleges.
Azia Rodriguez ’19 and Patrick Moore ’21 participated in hands-on service learning projects to rebuild Puerto Rico.
LED lighting project in partnership with New York Power Authority is like taking 140 cars off the road.