Ask Purchase students their favorite thing about being here, and more than likely, the answers will be shades of one thing—the sense of community.
It’s the People and the Place
Often described as a bubble—in a good way—the sense of community comes from the open-minded, collaborative, and supportive people that are drawn here, but also from the campus itself. The buildings lie clustered together in the middle of 500 protected acres of forest, fields, and wildlife. It’s a campus built for pedestrian life—your walk to class is peaceful, surrounded by public art created by students and renowned artists alike.
Room to Spread Out
Our footprint—a unique part of our history—gives us room to roam: to get creative, exercise, study the wildlife, or disconnect and recharge. Yet our unusual campus is only a few miles from the small cities of White Plains, Port Chester, and Greenwich, and just 35 miles north of Manhattan.
A unique space fully programmed and managed by students The Stood is a multipurpose social hub—a concert venue, an exhibition space, an arcade, a place to gather, and a spot to chill.