New York Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in New York

There are 143 private colleges and universities in New York enrolling 480,757 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 nationally ranked private schools like New York University, Cornell University, Syracuse University and Columbia University in the City of New York.

143 results found

New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $36,256net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
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Cornell University
C
Ithaca, NY
Cornell University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#25 Best Colleges in America

  • 23,600enrollment
  • $31,449net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1390-1540SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
Syracuse University
S
Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 22,803enrollment
  • $35,306net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1370SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
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

#10 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,077enrollment
  • $22,824net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
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Fordham University
F
Bronx, NY
Fordham University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 16,515enrollment
  • $38,503net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Colgate University
C
Hamilton, NY
Colgate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,969enrollment
  • $22,182net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
University of Rochester
R
Rochester, NY
University of Rochester

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 11,817enrollment
  • $37,064net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
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Barnard College
B
New York, NY
Barnard College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in New York

  • 2,562enrollment
  • $23,736net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Vassar College
V
Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,456enrollment
  • $23,763net price
  • 25%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1510SAT range
  • 31-33ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
St John's University New York
S
Queens, NY
St John's University New York

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#34 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 21,635enrollment
  • $25,981net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1270SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
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Culinary Institute of America
C
Hyde Park, NY
Culinary Institute of America

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,990enrollment
  • $32,290net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
R
Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 7,895enrollment
  • $37,648net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
The Juilliard School
J
New York, NY
The Juilliard School

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 942enrollment
  • $32,903net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
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Pace University New York
P
New York, NY
Pace University New York

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#41 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 13,326enrollment
  • $31,734net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1220SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Hofstra University
H
Hempstead, NY
Hofstra University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#24 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 10,871enrollment
  • $32,566net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Marist College
M
Poughkeepsie, NY
Marist College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 6,624enrollment
  • $36,576net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
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Rochester Institute of Technology
R
Rochester, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#22 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 16,463enrollment
  • $31,376net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Iona College
I
New Rochelle, NY
Iona College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#47 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 3,926enrollment
  • $27,000net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 990-1170SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA