Ask Purchase students their favorite thing about being here, and more than likely, the answers will be variations on a theme—the sense of community.
It’s the People and the Place
Often described as a bubble—in a good way—Purchase’s sense of community comes from the open-minded, collaborative, and supportive people drawn here. It also comes 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. And you’ll meet peers, potential collaborators, faculty, and friends on the way.
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. Getting there is easy with the free shuttle bus service, The Loop.
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.
You’ll Find Your People
From Cheese to Economics to Outdoors to Esports, there’s a club, organization, or activity to satisfy practically every taste. Explore our clubs and organizations, browse the campus calendar, and start practicing for open mic night: we can’t wait to cheer you on.