THINK WIDE OPEN
In bringing two styles of education—dynamic liberal arts and sciences programs and conservatory-based arts programs—into close contact on one campus, the founders of Purchase College hoped to inspire an appreciation for both intellectual and artistic talents in all students.
Founded by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1967 as the cultural gem of the State University of New York system, Purchase College today enjoys a world-class reputation for its arts programs and high rankings for its liberal arts and sciences programs. The College attracts students and faculty from around the world to its 550-acre suburban campus located just 35 miles north of New York City. Purchase brings together students seeking a place where they can develop their talents, expand their minds, and prepare for a life of intellectual and creative independence.
The approximately 4,000 students and 300 faculty members at Purchase are not passive culture appreciators; they are active culture generators. Purchase is a choice for individuals to pursue their studies and their careers in an intense, diverse, and collaborative environment.