Purchase College combines the energy and excitement of professional training in the performing and the visual arts with the spirit of discovery of the liberal arts and sciences. A Purchase education emphasizes creativity, individual accomplishment, and diversity, and it culminates in your own major research or creative project. The senior project is an excellent springboard to a career or to graduate or professional school.
The famed Conservatories of Art & Design, Dance, Music, and Theatre Arts and Film in the Purchase College School of the Arts deliver a cohort-based education that provides plenty of opportunities for apprenticeships and professional connections in New York City.
No need to worry about costs—last fall, Purchase College awarded $28.5 million in financial aid to its students, and 85 percent of all entering full-time freshman received assistance.
You'll find a unique, serious, and engaging atmosphere at Purchase, whatever your major. See world-renowned artists on stage at The Performing Arts Center; experience great art on display in the Neuberger Museum of Art (one of the country's largest campus art museums); attend performances or exhibitions by your friends—all without leaving campus. And, of course, NYC with all its cultural richness is only 35 miles away.
Learning communities, freshman interest groups, NCAA Division III varsity teams, and residence halls for up to 2,500 students make living on this 500-acre, wooded campus a life-altering college experience. Purchase College encourages you to "think wide open" about your future and how to get there.