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Purchase Ranked as One of Top 384 Colleges

Princeton Review Rates Purchase for Best College Theater and Among the Most LGBTQ Friendly Colleges.

We’re pleased to share The Princeton Review has listed Purchase College as one of the “Top 384 Colleges” in the nation in its 2019 edition of their college guide.

The Princeton Review praises Purchase for our excellent academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and performing and visual arts.

The College’s faculty members across the board were lauded for their commitment to “going out of their way to make sure everyone is on the same page,” and offering “rich and exciting,” classes that “bring the material [to] life and take learning outside the classroom.”

In the Purchase College profile, students point out a “definite sense of unity and acceptance” on campus, “meaning that everyone is free to be themselves.” The student body was described as “artsy, unique, passionate, intelligent.”

We pride ourselves on our culture of diversity and acceptance. This year, Purchase was named one of the most LGBTQ friendly colleges.

And, home to the acclaimed Performing Arts Center, Purchase was also ranked number one on the list of Best College Theaters.

“We’re pleased that Purchase once again has been nationally recognized for its outstanding programs, dedicated faculty, and intellectually curious student body,” says Caitlin Read, Dean of Enrollment Management at Purchase College. “We’re also proud that the Princeton Review has highlighted the culture at Purchase which fosters an appreciation of individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and interests. We hope the guide inspires prospective students who are looking to be active members of an accepting campus community.”

In addition to the Princeton Review recognition, Purchase College has recently been included on other significant college ranking lists. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Purchase College to its 2018 list of “Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges,” while The Fiske Guide to Colleges praised Purchase in its 2019 edition for fostering an “academic environment that provides a strong sense of community and support, yet celebrates individuals for their unique talents and contributions.”