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 in the state's institutions of higher education. 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 1060/1220
    • ACT Range 22/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 13,326
    • Tuition:$45,280
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
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    Pace University New York

    • SAT Range 1020/1200
    • ACT Range 22/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.4
    • Students: 3,763
    • Tuition:$33,180
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 87%
    • SAT Range 1150/1330
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.1
    • Students: 23,202
    • Tuition:$7,182
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 36%
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    CUNY Hunter College

    • SAT Range 1060/1260
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 2.9
    • Students: 15,196
    • Tuition:$37,763
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
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    Long Island University C W Post Campus

    • SAT Range 1060/1220
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.6
    • Students: 19,746
    • Tuition:$7,338
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 48%
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    CUNY Queens College

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 942
    • Tuition:$45,110
    • Acceptance Rate 8%
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    The Juilliard School

    • SAT Range 1010/1160
    • ACT Range 20/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 9,970
    • Tuition:$8,306
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 46%
    • SAT Range 1060/1240
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.25*
    • Students: 18,161
    • Tuition:$7,240
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 44%
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    CUNY Brooklyn College

    • SAT Range 1070/1190
    • ACT Range 21/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 1,176
    • Tuition:$45,510
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 83%
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    Hartwick College

    • SAT Range 1030/1220
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.39*
    • Students: 2,063
    • Tuition:$33,778
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • SAT Range 910/1120
    • ACT Range 18/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.15*
    • Students: 2,000
    • Tuition:$31,950
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 76%
    • SAT Range 990/1170
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.0
    • Students: 3,926
    • Tuition:$38,812
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 88%
    • SAT Range 1040/1270
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.25*
    • Students: 16,043
    • Tuition:$7,140
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 48%
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    CUNY City College

    • SAT Range 920/1090
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 3,232
    • Tuition:$8,360
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 2,197
    • Tuition:$55,290
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,008
    • Tuition:$47,300
    • Acceptance Rate 38%
    • SAT Range 850/1100
    • ACT Range 17/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.14*
    • Students: 2,146
    • Tuition:$29,500
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 63%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 6,624
    • Tuition:$39,600
    • Acceptance Rate 46%
    • SAT Range 930/1100
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 1,861
    • Tuition:$38,180
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • SAT Range 1020/1170
    • ACT Range 20/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.1
    • Students: 2,352
    • Tuition:$31,118
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 94%
    • SAT Range 980/1140
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 2.72
    • Students: 15,394
    • Tuition:$7,270
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 41%
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    CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.5
    • Students: 2,207
    • Tuition:$54,680
    • Acceptance Rate 65%
    • SAT Range 980/1110
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.2*
    • Students: 14,787
    • Tuition:$7,210
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 40%
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    CUNY Lehman College

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 2,987
    • Tuition:$34,505
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
    • SAT Range 940/1120
    • ACT Range 17/24
    • Average HS GPA 2.83
    • Students: 1,956
    • Tuition:$29,000
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 77%