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.
Purchase 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.
Purchase students are held to a high standard of academic rigor:
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.
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
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