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Purchase Students: The Talent Makes The Difference

Purchase College, SUNY is listed as one of the “Top 10 Public Liberal Arts Colleges” in the nation and a “Tier 1 National Liberal Arts College” in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.

32 2015.JPGPurchase attracts a diverse, multicultural population and offers programs in Natural & Social Sciences, Humanities, Film & Media, and is the only school in the SUNY system that has three professional Performing Arts conservatories as well as a prestigious School of Art and Design. 

When you tap the talents of Purchase College students and alumni, you tap into a pool of talent that includes award winning scientists, authors, actors, entrepreneurs, biologists, playwrights, and other outstanding candidates from the  liberal arts and sciences.

Academic Excellence

Purchase studenJob Fair 2 students.JPGts are held to a high standard of academic rigor:

  • Programs in the liberal arts and sciences are dedicated to academic excellence, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary learning
  • Curriculums are designed to develop students’ skills in research, communications, critical thinking, and creative initiative.

Their four-year course of study culminates in a substantive senior project; an original, stand-alone scholarly or creative work that must pass the approval of their Board of Study. 

Academic Programs

Purchase is renowned for providing an education in which student-scholars are able to pursue a degree in the discipline of their choice, while retaining access to interdisciplinary resources and experiences. 

Purchase College houses three schools focusing on education in the Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Arts:
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
   School of Film & Media Studies
   School of Humanities
   School of Natural & Social Sciences
School of the Arts
   The Arts Management Program
   Conservatory of Dance
   Conservatory of Music
   Conservatory of  Theatre Arts
   School of Art+Design
School of Liberal Studies and Continuing Education
  Liberal Studies B.A. Degree Completion Program

Lean more about  our academic programs and read in-depth descriptions.

Updated 9/15