735 Anderson Hill Rd • Purchase, NY • (914) 251-6300 • www.purchase.edu
Purchase College–SUNY is an open-minded community where engagement with the creative process leads to a lifetime of intellectual growth and professional opportunity. The tag THINK WIDE OPEN embodies the unparalleled educational environment sparked by the interaction of the arts, sciences, and humanities on a single campus—essentially a creative and intellectual laboratory.
Students in both the liberal arts and sciences and in professional conservatory training programs in the visual, performing, and theatre arts routinely inspire, inform, and collaborate with one another.
Faculty members are also drawn to the intellectually curious culture. One of the hallmarks of Purchase is that students learn from professionals at the top of their fields, many of whom are still traveling the world to play concerts, studying rain forests in Costa Rica, or designing sets for Broadway shows.
Purchase College is also a part of the region’s cultural fabric. The Neuberger Museum of Art is a leading venue of Modern, contemporary, and African art and the only teaching museum in the metropolitan New York area. The Performing Arts Center, the major professional, non-profit arts presenter in the area, serves the general public in addition to the campus community who enjoy discounted tickets to performances throughout the year.
Year institution founded: 1967
Number of students currently enrolled: 4,207
Student/faculty ratio: 16:1
Number of undergraduate degrees offered: 47
Number of master’s degrees offered: 6
Subject matter expertise (majors institution is known for): Visual, Performing, Theatre Arts; Liberal Arts & Sciences
In-state tuition: $6,470
Out-of-state tuition: $16,320
Percentage of students on financial aid: 66 percent
Top three awards/recognitions: Princeton Review’s Best 380 Colleges, 2016 Edition; Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Colleges; U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges: “Top 10 Public Liberal Arts Colleges” in the nation