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Purchase College, SUNY

New York, USA

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State University of New York at Purchase also known as Purchase College is a public four-year college located in Purchase, New York. Founded by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1967 as "the cultural gem of the SUNY system", Purchase College claims to offer "a unique education that combines programs in the liberal arts with conservatory programs in the arts in ways that emphasize inquiry, mastery of skills, and creativity."

Beautiful Campus

SUNY Purchase is surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful fields and forests, which is perfect for anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Progressive Mindset

SUNY Purchase prides itself on its progressive mindset and attitude. Its students, who come from all walks of life, give SUNY Purchase a distinctive personality and broadened perspective.

Focus On Arts

SUNY Purchase is primarily known for its programs that focus on the arts: from classical composition to painting to theatrical performance, SUNY Purchase is all about creativity.

Quick Facts

Purchase College was ranked 9 in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 listing of top public liberal arts colleges. The college was listed as one of Kiplinger's 100 Best Public College Values in 2016. It was also listed in that publication's 2014 list of Best Values in Small Colleges. The Princeton Review included Purchase College in its 2015 list of The Best 379 Colleges.


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School Type
Tuition & Fees
8,325 per semester
Test Score
TOEFL 80 / IELTS 6.5
Accept. Rate / Min. GPA
41% / 3.0

Programs and Majors

  • Acting
  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Arts Management
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Cinema Studies
  • Classical Composition
  • Communications
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance Performance
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film
  • Gender Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Language and Culture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Liberal Studies
  • Liberal Studies: Legal Studies
  • Literature
  • Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Media Studies
  • New Media
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Science
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Sculpture
  • Sociology
  • Studio Composition
  • Studio Production
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Theatre Design/Technology
  • Visual Arts, BSVA
  • Visual Arts, Interdisciplinary
  • Voice and Opera Studies
  • Art History
  • Entrepreneurship In the Arts
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Jazz Studies
  • Media Arts and Culture
  • Studio Composition
  • Visual Arts
  • Voice and Opera Studies
  • Conservatory Programs
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts