We asked a group of current students what sort of people are a good fit for Purchase. They all agreed (which is rare): be open-minded.
When you want to do more than one thing, at Purchase, you can. Whether you’re premed, a conservatory virtuoso, or a documentary filmmaker, you’ll find the time and space to try new things, even if it means pushing the edges of your comfort zone.
Room to Spread Out
Part of that sense of discovery comes from our unusual campus. Take a 35-minute train ride from Manhattan and suddenly you’re on an art-filled expanse in the middle of 500 protected acres of forest, fields, and wildlife. Our footprint—a unique part of our history—gives us room to roam: for making art, filming, writing, and getting loud.
We bring a spirit of exploration indoors, too: our famous student center, the Stood, is fully programmed and managed by students to accommodate Zombie Prom, Culture Shock, and hundreds of other events, exhibitions, and performances.
At Purchase College, you will live and eat and dance among some of the most creative minds you’ll ever meet—chemists, performers, computer scientists, painters, and poets. We’ll back you up with academic support, safety, and wellness.
Get Started Finding Your People
Explore our clubs and organizations, browse the campus calendar, and start practicing for open-mic night: we can’t wait to cheer you on.