New York Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in New York

There are 143 private colleges and universities in New York enrolling 470,224 students. Explore the list below to find the private college match for you. Private colleges are usually smaller in size, more expensive than public schools and often academically rigorous. If you feel you may have difficulty fitting into the large class sizes which are common on many public campuses, take a look at New York private colleges.  New York is home to popular private schools like New York University and Cornell University and Columbia University in the City of New York.


143 results

New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 52,775enrollment
  • $45,417net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Cornell University
C
Ithaca, NY
Cornell University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in America

  • 23,620enrollment
  • $27,522net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1400-1540SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

Syracuse University
S
Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 21,322enrollment
  • $47,177net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Columbia University in the City of New York
C
New York, NY
Columbia University in the City of New York

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#21 Best Colleges in America

  • 30,135enrollment
  • $22,126net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Fordham University
F
Bronx, NY
Fordham University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 16,364enrollment
  • $41,569net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Colgate University
C
Hamilton, NY
Colgate University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in New York

  • 3,054enrollment
  • $25,935net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1470SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Rochester
R
Rochester, NY
University of Rochester

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 11,741enrollment
  • $36,254net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

Barnard College
B
New York, NY
Barnard College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,744enrollment
  • $30,572net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1518SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.85Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Vassar College
V
Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,435enrollment
  • $26,028net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1520SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

St John's University New York
S
Queens, NY
St John's University New York

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#27 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 20,143enrollment
  • $26,771net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Culinary Institute of America
C
Hyde Park, NY
Culinary Institute of America

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,231enrollment
  • $31,583net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.08Avg GPA

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
R
Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 7,501enrollment
  • $40,661net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1500SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 3.93Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

The Juilliard School
J
New York, NY
The Juilliard School

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

 

  • 961enrollment
  • $41,022net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

Pace University New York
P
New York, NY
Pace University New York

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#32 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 12,835enrollment
  • $32,886net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1240SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 2.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

Hofstra University
H
Hempstead, NY
Hofstra University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

 

  • 10,444enrollment
  • $34,011net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Marist College
M
Poughkeepsie, NY
Marist College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 6,600enrollment
  • $38,797net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Rochester Institute of Technology
R
Rochester, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#19 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 16,158enrollment
  • $36,514net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1420SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Iona College
I
New Rochelle, NY
Iona College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#37 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 3,590enrollment
  • $29,103net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15