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Purchase Selected for Fiske Guide 2024

Purchase joins 300 others among the “best and most interesting colleges in the U.S., Canada, and U.K.” in the 2024 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges.

According to the description, Purchase College is especially notable for the strength of its academic programs in the arts, liberal arts, and sciences and the many academic, professional, cultural, and social opportunities afforded by the college’s location near New York City.

Also praised is Purchase’s campus life, which features “funky traditions and an active music scene.”

“The professors are engaged, extremely qualified, and very interested in our education.” 

“Purchase is the perfect place to study the arts and still be able to indulge in academics of all kind or vice versa.”

—Student quotes

As a public college and an excellent value, Fiske sums up Purchase’s appeal:

..the opportunity that Purchase offers for a personalized, diverse education is unique within the SUNY system.”

Fiske Guide

The Fiske Guide to Colleges, published for 40 years, provides a subjective and systematic look at colleges, giving readers the real personality of the institutions based on a wide range of subjects. Research, accompanied by testimonials from students, offers helpful and honest information about academic climates and courses.

That’s Not All

  • Top Ten Public Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, 2023

Ranked as one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts colleges, is also listed as a top performer in the nation on social mobility, which evaluates how well colleges serve low-income students.

  • Top 388 Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review, 2023 

Also listed as a Best Northeastern College, among the most LGBTQ-friendly, and a top Green College for its commitment to sustainability. It’s also ranked on the list of Best College Theaters.

  • Top 25 Acting Programs in the World for 2023, The Hollywood Reporter