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

CUNY Lehman College
L
Bronx, NY

CUNY Lehman College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#73 Best Colleges in New York

  • 14,392enrollment
  • $3,913net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 960-1080SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Estimated Avg GPA

SUNY College at Buffalo
B
Buffalo, NY

SUNY College at Buffalo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#74 Best Colleges in New York

  • 7,173enrollment
  • $13,400net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 930-1160SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 2.84Avg GPA

Dominican College of Blauvelt
D
Orangeburg, NY
 

Dominican College of Blauvelt

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#75 Best Colleges in New York

  • 1,527enrollment
  • $20,951net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 993-1123SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
O
Cobleskill, NY
 

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#76 Best Colleges in New York

  • 1,820enrollment
  • $16,644net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Morrisville State College
M
Morrisville, NY
 

Morrisville State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#77 Best Colleges in New York

  • 1,957enrollment
  • $18,198net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 860-1060SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 2.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Mercy College
M
Dobbs Ferry, NY

Mercy College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#78 Best Colleges in New York

  • 8,772enrollment
  • $15,721net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 910-1190SAT range
  • 23-27ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA

CUNY York College
Y
Jamaica, NY

CUNY York College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#79 Best Colleges in New York

  • 7,027enrollment
  • $5,228net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 870-1050SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.15Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

SUNY College of Technology at Canton
O
Canton, NY

SUNY College of Technology at Canton

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#80 Best Colleges in New York

  • 2,863enrollment
  • $13,431net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

Concordia College New York
C
Bronxville, NY

Concordia College New York

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#81 Best Colleges in New York

  • 1,129enrollment
  • $16,641net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.23Estimated Avg GPA

Nyack College
N
Nyack, NY

Nyack College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#82 Best Colleges in New York

  • 1,863enrollment
  • $18,349net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 848-1093SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 2.76Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 31

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
V
Flushing, NY
 

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,290enrollment
  • $38,534net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Adirondack Community College
A
Queensbury, NY
 

Adirondack Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,683enrollment
  • $8,515net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Globe Institute of Technology
G
New York, NY
 

Globe Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 446enrollment
  • $21,459net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Bryant and Stratton College Albany
B
Albany, NY
 

Bryant and Stratton College Albany

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 363enrollment
  • $10,297net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

American Academy of Dramatic Arts New York
A
New York, NY

American Academy of Dramatic Arts New York

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 181enrollment
  • $51,257net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service
A
New York, NY
 

American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 412enrollment
  • $17,791net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

American Musical and Dramatic Academy
A
New York, NY

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,666enrollment
  • $46,504net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Bard College
B
Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

Bard College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 2,591enrollment
  • $25,484net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1