The Best New York Colleges

List of Colleges and Universities in New York

There are 252 colleges and universities in New York enrolling 881,548 full time students. Explore the list of top colleges in New York below to get your college search started. The CollegeSimply rankings and listings are objective and data focused to help you find the good colleges. Whether you're searching for a public, private or community college, this guide to universities in New York offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

For a more local search, filter by zip code or find colleges around New York, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers or Syracuse.

The best college in New York is Columbia University in the City of New York and the top public state college is United States Military Academy.

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    • SAT Range 1450/1560
    • ACT Range 33/35
    • Average HS GPA 3.91*
    • Students: 31,077
    • Tuition:$59,430
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 6%
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    Columbia University in the City of New York

    • SAT Range 1390/1540
    • ACT Range 32/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.9*
    • Students: 23,600
    • Tuition:$55,188
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 11%
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    Cornell University

    • SAT Range 1330/1500
    • ACT Range 30/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.84
    • Students: 2,562
    • Tuition:$55,032
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 14%
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    Barnard College

    • SAT Range 1320/1510
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.64
    • Students: 2,969
    • Tuition:$55,870
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 25%
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    Colgate University

    • SAT Range 1350/1510
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.87*
    • Students: 2,005
    • Tuition:$54,620
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 21%
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    Hamilton College

    • SAT Range 1310/1510
    • ACT Range 29/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 51,847
    • Tuition:$51,828
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 20%
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    New York University

    • SAT Range 1370/1510
    • ACT Range 31/33
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 2,456
    • Tuition:$56,960
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 25%
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    Vassar College

    • SAT Range 1320/1500
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.8
    • Students: 11,817
    • Tuition:$53,909
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 29%
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    University of Rochester

    • SAT Range 1280/1510
    • ACT Range 31/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 952
    • Tuition:$46,700
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 16%
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    Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

    • SAT Range 1340/1520
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.82*
    • Students: 336
    • Tuition:$56,778
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 47%
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    Jewish Theological Seminary of America