Welcome to Purchase College.
Think Wide Open
We encourage our students to think wide open. What does that mean? For starters, it means rejecting easy answers and finding inspiration outside the typical boundaries of academic programs.
Whether in the arts, sciences, or humanities, all of our students are taught to think creatively and to apply unconventional approaches to problem-solving. Purchase graduates gain an appreciation for the big picture and the ability to communicate effectively across boundaries and disciplines—useful skills in any career.
A progressive school like ours tends to attract unique personalities. We’re often called the “quirky” SUNY, but it’s the students, not the school itself, that give Purchase its distinctive identity. The Purchase College of today and tomorrow is a diverse and inclusive community of gifted and creative thinkers, writers, and performers.
If you stand out, this is a place where you’ll fit in.
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.