SUNY Purchase College is listed as one of the “Top 382 Colleges” in the nation by “The Princeton Review” in the 2018 edition of their college guide.
“The Princeton Review” praises SUNY Purchase for its excellent conservatories and liberal arts and science programs, and recognizes faculty who “actively work in the field they teach” and “bring the material [to] life and take learning outside the classroom.” In the SUNY Purchase profile, students point out a “sense of unity and acceptance” on campus, and an “artsy, unique, passionate, intelligent,” student body. SUNY Purchase was also lauded for the wide range of social and artistic events on campus and for its superlative theater program.
“We’re proud that once again Purchase has been nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence,” said Thomas J. Schwarz, president of SUNY Purchase. “We remain dedicated to providing the highest quality education in the liberal arts, sciences, and performing and visual arts. We are honored to offer an affordable and accessible experience, while nurturing the creative process and open-minded engagement that are the hallmarks of a Purchase education.”
“There are so many people at our campuses that are dedicated to giving our students the education and resources they need to thrive in college and in their future careers, and The Princeton Review rankings is an affirmation from our students that we are doing it right,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “My congratulations to the Purchase College family for their outstanding work, this recognition is well deserved.”
“We chose Purchase College for this book because it offers outstanding academics,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief and author of “The Best 382 Colleges.” Only 15 percent of the country’s 2,500 four-year colleges are included in the prestigious guidebook.
In addition to “The Princeton Review” recognition, SUNY Purchase has been included in other significant college ranking lists. “U.S. News & World Report” named SUNY Purchase one of the top liberal arts colleges. “Kiplinger’s Personal Finance” named SUNY Purchase to its 2017 list of “Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges,” while “The Fiske Guide to Colleges” praised SUNY Purchase in its 2018 edition for fostering an “academic environment that provides a strong sense of community and support, yet celebrates individuals for their unique talents and contributions.”