Purchase College is a place where creativity happens everywhere and where Think Wide Open isn’t just a slogan, it’s a clarion call and a way of life.
Dr. Milagros “Milly” Peña
Founded in 1967 as part of the State University of New York comprehensive system, Purchase College was the fulfillment of Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s vision to create a learning community which combined professional conservatory programs in the performing and visual arts with rigorous studies in the liberal arts and sciences.
This vision continues to be the guiding force in our quest to provide an exceptional educational experience.
We are grateful to our many alumni and community members who support the college through scholarships, professorships, and distinguished programs. We will continue to provide access to scholarship and creativity to meet the needs of all of our constituents.
Purchase College is a vibrant, dynamic and diverse community. Join us here on campus, or virtually, and explore the many opportunities for engagement and leadership. Resources for learning and personal growth abound. Attend a performance, exhibition, or lecture; get involved and enjoy the rewards of making a difference.
Purchase welcomes you to Think Wide Open!