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Purchase Listed Among Top Colleges By Fiske Guide

Purchase College in Harrison was listed among the top universities in the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Purchase College in Harrison was listed among the top universities in the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Photo Credit: File Photo

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Purchase College in Harrison has been listed among the top 300 colleges in the country in the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The guide is compiled by Edward B. Fiske, former education editor of The New York Times. It has been published for the past 30 years and was listed by USA Today as "the best college guide you can buy." The guide gives readers a subjective look at the personality of 300 institutions out of more than 7,000 in the country, using research and student testimonials.

The Fiske Guide praises Purchase's strength in academics, arts and culture, social life and campus environment. The guide says that Purchase's academic environment "provides a strong sense of community and support, yet celebrates individuals for their unique talents and contributions."

The guide quotes a Purchase literature major who said, "There's a raw energy that exists on campus - in the students and professors - that I don't think many colleges have."

Dennis Craig, vice president of Enrollment Management and Marketing at Purchase, which is part of the State University of New York, said that the college's inclusion in the Fiske Guide "validates the fact that we are providing a well-rounded offering for students, one that allows students to 'Think Wide Open' and provides an excellent education in an environment that offers a very good quality of life."

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