SUNY Purchase School of the Arts

Address:   735 Anderson Hill Road, New York, NY 10577       Website:   Click here »

SUNY Purchase College, is a public four-year college located at 75 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, New York. This school is one of 13 comprehensive colleges in the SUNY system and was founded by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1967 as the cultural gem of the system.

Purchase College offers a unique education that combines programs in the liberal arts with conservatory programs in the arts in ways that emphasize inquiry, mastery of skills, and individual creativity. Purchase is 40 minutes from New York City and is therefore a great location for those who are looking to make it big in the Big Apple.

It’s a very demanding and discipline-driven conservatory where the first two years are considered trial periods during which you can be dismissed at any time for any reason. The most common reasons include lack of focus and discipline, lack of fitness for professional work and lack of artistic potential. You can also be dismissed in your third or fourth year, but it’s less common. The tuition is about $13,400 for out of state students while in state students normally pay $4,970 per annum.

Programs Offered:   Acting, Playwriting and Screenwriting, Theatre Design/Technology

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