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Purchase is Among Top Ten Public National Liberal Arts Colleges

That’s according to U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings for 2021, which also names Purchase a top performer in social mobility.

Purchase is listed as one of the Top Ten Public Liberal Arts Colleges and a Top Tier National Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges guide for 2021.

Already ranked as one of the most ethnically diverse colleges, Purchase is also listed as a top performer on social mobility, which ranks how well the college serves economically disadvantaged students.

“We’re pleased that Purchase has been nationally recognized for providing an excellent liberal arts education. We’re proud of our commitment to fostering diversity and of our college’s ability to provide a supportive academic, cultural, and social environment for low income students,” says Shane Seaman, Interim Dean of Enrollment Management at Purchase College.

“We hope the guide inspires prospective students who are looking for a collaborative education where they will be encouraged to learn and grow as scholars, artists, and critical thinkers.”

The List Continues

Purchase College has been included on many significant ranking lists.

The Princeton Review

Purchase is listed as one of the Top 386 Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review in the 2021 edition of their college guide. They also listed Purchase as a Best Northeastern College and a Best Value College. As a college that takes great pride in its values of diversity and acceptance, Purchase is on the list of most LGBTQ friendly colleges in the nation. Home to the acclaimed Performing Arts Center, Purchase was also ranked on the list of Best College Theaters.

Purchase was one of only 320 colleges selected for inclusion in the highly selective 2021 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges based on the college’s strength in academics, arts and culture, social life, financial aid, campus environment, extracurricular activities, and more.

Purchase was also included in Money Magazine’s list of best colleges for 2020. The rankings, which focus on the value of a college degree, weighed more than 20,000 data points, including tuition fees, family borrowing, and career earnings and found that Purchase successfully combines quality and affordability.