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

Long Island University C W Post Campus
L
Brookville, NY

Long Island University C W Post Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#55 Best Colleges in New York

  • 15,191enrollment
  • $25,031net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

SUNY College at Plattsburgh
P
Plattsburgh, NY

SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#56 Best Colleges in New York

  • 4,738enrollment
  • $15,760net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA

SUNY College at Oswego
O
Oswego, NY

SUNY College at Oswego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#57 Best Colleges in New York

  • 7,058enrollment
  • $16,398net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Iona College
I
New Rochelle, NY

Iona College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#58 Best Colleges in New York

  • 3,617enrollment
  • $29,103net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1260SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

SUNY at Fredonia
F
Fredonia, NY

SUNY at Fredonia

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#59 Best Colleges in New York

  • 3,764enrollment
  • $14,549net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1280SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Niagara University
N
Niagara University, NY

Niagara University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#60 Best Colleges in New York

  • 3,708enrollment
  • $19,172net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1243SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 30

Marymount Manhattan College
M
New York, NY

Marymount Manhattan College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#61 Best Colleges in New York

  • 1,770enrollment
  • $39,928net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1253SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Farmingdale State College
F
Farmingdale, NY

Farmingdale State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#62 Best Colleges in New York

  • 9,348enrollment
  • $7,948net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Saint Thomas Aquinas College
S
Sparkill, NY
 

Saint Thomas Aquinas College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#63 Best Colleges in New York

  • 2,026enrollment
  • $21,139net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1035-1235SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Saint Bonaventure University
S
Saint Bonaventure, NY

Saint Bonaventure University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#64 Best Colleges in New York

  • 2,594enrollment
  • $23,748net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1270SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 30

Hartwick College
H
Oneonta, NY

Hartwick College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#65 Best Colleges in New York

  • 1,170enrollment
  • $24,208net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.36Estimated Avg GPA

SUNY College at Oneonta
O
Oneonta, NY

SUNY College at Oneonta

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#66 Best Colleges in New York

  • 5,918enrollment
  • $16,635net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 910-1121SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

SUNY College at Old Westbury
O
Old Westbury, NY
 

SUNY College at Old Westbury

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#67 Best Colleges in New York

  • 4,381enrollment
  • $10,273net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
J
New York, NY

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#68 Best Colleges in New York

  • 15,210enrollment
  • $4,221net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1160SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA

Mount Saint Mary College
M
Newburgh, NY

Mount Saint Mary College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#69 Best Colleges in New York

  • 1,941enrollment
  • $25,959net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1170SAT range
  • 21-22ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Keuka College
K
Keuka Park, NY
 

Keuka College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#70 Best Colleges in New York

  • 1,287enrollment
  • $26,126net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1008-1250SAT range
  • 25-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

St. Francis College
S
Brooklyn Heights, NY

St. Francis College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#71 Best Colleges in New York

  • 2,489enrollment
  • $15,817net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 990-1240SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 2.9Avg GPA

College of Mount Saint Vincent
M
Bronx, NY

College of Mount Saint Vincent

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#72 Best Colleges in New York

  • 2,948enrollment
  • $20,778net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1230SAT range
  • 15-24ACT range
  • 3.14Estimated Avg GPA