News: Purchase College Named a Top Public Liberal Arts College US News and World Report ranked Purchase among the top ten in their annual Best Colleges list. New Academic Partnership with Upstate Medical University Launched Plan hopes to attract students from a diverse range of undergraduate study programs. Purchase Ranked as One of Top 384 Colleges Princeton Review Rates Purchase for Best College Theater and Among the Most LGBTQ Friendly Colleges. Purchase Ranks Among the Best Purchase selected by the highly selective Fiske Guide to Colleges for its strength in many areas from academics to arts and culture to campus environment. Tobacco Free Purchase Purchase is proud to be tobacco free for health and wellness, the environment, and social responsibility. President Schwarz on the College Admission Process In a roundtable hosted by Westchester Magazine, six local college presidents share their advice for college-bound high school students.