Purchase College Listed in “Top Ten Public Liberal Arts Colleges” in Nation by U.S. News & World Report

US News 2015

Purchase College, SUNY is listed as one of the “Top Ten Public Liberal Arts Colleges” in the nation and a “Tier 1 National Liberal Arts College” in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges.

“When we look at how Purchase College is consistently recognized by prestigious national ranking systems, we see the strength of our mission revealed. Ours is an institution driven to advance the creative process, open-minded engagement and academic excellence. The environment here is unique and supportive–dedicated to nurturing our students’ inventive spirits, ensuring our students’ academic and personal success, as well as opening doors to professional opportunities,” says Thomas J. Schwarz, president of Purchase College, SUNY.

In addition to the U.S. News & World Report recognition, Purchase College has been included on a number of other highly significant college ranking lists:

+ The Princeton Review named Purchase College in its Best 379 Colleges, 2015 edition.
+ The Princeton Review’s The Best Value Colleges, 2014 edition, selected Purchase College; one of only 75 public and 75 private colleges chosen.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Purchase College to its list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges; Purchase was also included on the list of the “Top 30 Best Values in Small Colleges.”
+ Purchase College was selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Fiske Guide to Public Colleges, a selective guide that includes just over 300 colleges and universities.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher said, “Again this year, we are proud to see so many of our SUNY campuses recognized as being among the best nationally by U.S. News & World Report. In every community across New York State, SUNY colleges and universities like Purchase College offer students top quality degree programs and applied learning opprtunities that prepare them for success in today’s 21st century global economy. Congratulations to each of the SUNY campuses making the list for 2015.”

The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, now in its 30th year, are based on graduation and retention rates, assessment of excellence, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance and alumni giving.

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