In bringing two styles of education-traditional 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. Purchase College today enjoys a world-class reputation for its arts programs and high rankings for its liberal arts and sciences programs.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Not surprisingly, Purchase is seeking bright, intellectually curious, civic minded, socially engaged, motivated, and enthusiastic students who not only want to learn but also make a difference in our community and world at large. For each entering class, we are interested in students who welcome opposing views and opinions, respect differences, and challenge conventional wisdom.


Currently studying at another college or university? Have you taken at least one undergraduate college course since you finished high school? You must be a transfer!

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Ready to see Purchase College for yourself? Visit campus for a tour and ask questions, meet students and faculty, and get a feel for why the campus vibe here is a little offbeat.

Admissions office

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735 Anderson Hill Rd
Purchase, NY 10577, United States of America

Phone number

(914) 251-6300