Best New York Colleges

Ranked list of Colleges and Universities in New York for 2024

There are 252 colleges and universities in New York enrolling 1,115,201 students. Explore the list of top colleges in New York below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in New York offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 New York is home to nationally ranked institutions like Cornell University, Columbia University in the City of New York, Hamilton College and Colgate University. The highest ranked college in New York is Cornell University and the top rated public state college is University at Buffalo.

Local college options can be explored in New York, Buffalo, Rochester and Yonkers or other cities.


252 results

List of the Best New York Colleges

SUNY at Albany
A
Albany, NY

SUNY at Albany

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#37 Best Colleges in New York

  • 17,075enrollment
  • $17,486net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Le Moyne College
L
Syracuse, NY

Le Moyne College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#38 Best Colleges in New York

  • 3,301enrollment
  • $23,937net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1290SAT range
  • 25-29ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

CUNY City College
C
New York, NY

CUNY City College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#39 Best Colleges in New York

  • 15,031enrollment
  • $4,546net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1260SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

CUNY Hunter College
H
New York, NY

CUNY Hunter College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#40 Best Colleges in New York

  • 24,099enrollment
  • $4,014net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1340SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Saint Joseph's College New York
S
Brooklyn, NY
 

Saint Joseph's College New York

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#41 Best Colleges in New York

  • 4,687enrollment
  • $16,290net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 24-27ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Alfred University
A
Alfred, NY

Alfred University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#42 Best Colleges in New York

  • 1,982enrollment
  • $26,544net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1300SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Canisius College
C
Buffalo, NY

Canisius College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#43 Best Colleges in New York

  • 2,630enrollment
  • $18,828net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1250SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

SUNY at Purchase College
P
Purchase, NY

SUNY at Purchase College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#44 Best Colleges in New York

  • 3,522enrollment
  • $16,538net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1320SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

SUNY College at Brockport
B
Brockport, NY

SUNY College at Brockport

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#45 Best Colleges in New York

  • 6,991enrollment
  • $16,076net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 2.79Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Manhattanville College
M
Purchase, NY

Manhattanville College

Private 4 Year

25 reviews

#46 Best Colleges in New York

  • 2,350enrollment
  • $24,499net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1230SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA

SUNY Maritime College
S
Throggs Neck, NY

SUNY Maritime College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#47 Best Colleges in New York

  • 1,545enrollment
  • $18,496net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1288SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 31

CUNY Brooklyn College
B
Brooklyn, NY

CUNY Brooklyn College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#48 Best Colleges in New York

  • 15,938enrollment
  • $4,736net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1180SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

St John's University New York
S
Queens, NY

St John's University New York

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#49 Best Colleges in New York

  • 19,658enrollment
  • $26,771net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

SUNY College at Cortland
C
Cortland, NY

SUNY College at Cortland

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#50 Best Colleges in New York

  • 6,658enrollment
  • $17,743net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1240SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

D'Youville College
D
Buffalo, NY

D'Youville College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#51 Best Colleges in New York

  • 2,619enrollment
  • $21,377net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1225SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Pace University New York
P
New York, NY

Pace University New York

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#52 Best Colleges in New York

  • 13,479enrollment
  • $32,886net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Roberts Wesleyan College
R
Rochester, NY
 

Roberts Wesleyan College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#53 Best Colleges in New York

  • 1,662enrollment
  • $23,359net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1250SAT range
  • 24-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 25

CUNY Queens College
Q
Flushing, NY

CUNY Queens College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#54 Best Colleges in New York

  • 18,772enrollment
  • $5,594net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1190SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA