The Best New York Colleges

New York, New York area Colleges

There are 38 ranked colleges within the New York city limits and 190 colleges within a 50 mile radius. Area colleges collectively enroll a total of 1,040,815 students. If you're looking for a large school, New York University enrolls the most students with 88 currently taking classes. In terms of affordability, Norwalk Community College offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the New York area at $3,984 per year.

The top rated college in the area is Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey which is ranked #2 in the nation by CollegeSimply.

Also explore New York area public, private, four year, public four year, community and junior colleges.

The New York area is home to popular nationally ranked institutions like Princeton University, Columbia University in the City of New York, Barnard College and New York University.


190 results

Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,853enrollment
  • $18,685net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

44 miles from New York

Columbia University in the City of New York
C
New York, NY
Columbia University in the City of New York

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#21 Best Colleges in America

  • 30,135enrollment
  • $22,126net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

10 miles from New York

Barnard College
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New York, NY
Barnard College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,744enrollment
  • $30,572net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1518SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.85Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

10 miles from New York

New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 52,775enrollment
  • $45,417net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

5 miles from New York

Yeshiva University
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New York, NY
Yeshiva University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 5,524enrollment
  • $35,603net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1410SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

13 miles from New York

Fordham University
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Bronx, NY
Fordham University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 16,364enrollment
  • $41,569net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

14 miles from New York

Sarah Lawrence College
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Bronxville, NY
Sarah Lawrence College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 1,506enrollment
  • $41,396net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

19 miles from New York

Stevens Institute of Technology
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Hoboken, NJ
Stevens Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in New Jersey

  • 7,257enrollment
  • $40,303net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1480SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

7 miles from New York

Rutgers University New Brunswick
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New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,411enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated Avg GPA

29 miles from New York

Rutgers University New Brunswick
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New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,411enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated Avg GPA

29 miles from New York

Stony Brook University
S
Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 26,782enrollment
  • $16,478net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

45 miles from New York

Fairfield University
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Fairfield, CT
Fairfield University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Connecticut

  • 5,513enrollment
  • $43,173net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1340SAT range
  • 27-30ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

49 miles from New York

The New School
N
New York, NY
The New School

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 9,047enrollment
  • $50,908net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1360SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.59Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

6 miles from New York

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
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New York, NY
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 19,740enrollment
  • $3,897net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1360SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

6 miles from New York

New York Institute of Technology
N
Old Westbury, NY
New York Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#20 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 6,851enrollment
  • $21,912net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1290SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

20 miles from New York

New Jersey Institute of Technology
N
Newark, NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 11,652enrollment
  • $18,328net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

14 miles from New York

Pratt Institute Main
P
Brooklyn, NY
Pratt Institute Main

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#21 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 4,353enrollment
  • $47,516net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

2 miles from New York

Adelphi University
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Garden City, NY
Adelphi University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#24 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 7,584enrollment
  • $29,821net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

15 miles from New York