New York Private Colleges

List of Private Colleges and Universities in New York

There are 143 private colleges and universities in New York enrolling 480,863 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, Cornell University, Syracuse 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

  • 58,226enrollment
  • $45,417net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA

Cornell University
C
Ithaca, NY

Cornell University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in America

  • 25,582enrollment
  • $27,522net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 2

Syracuse University
S
Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 21,772enrollment
  • $47,177net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.69Avg 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

  • 33,776enrollment
  • $22,126net price
  • 4%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Fordham University
F
Bronx, NY

Fordham University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 16,986enrollment
  • $41,569net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1480SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Colgate University
C
Hamilton, NY

Colgate University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#25 Best Colleges in America

  • 3,176enrollment
  • $25,935net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1500SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.77Avg 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

  • 12,039enrollment
  • $36,254net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1520SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

Barnard College
B
New York, NY

Barnard College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 3,043enrollment
  • $30,572net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1425-1550SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.85Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 4

Vassar College
V
Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,516enrollment
  • $26,028net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1540SAT 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

#34 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 19,658enrollment
  • $26,771net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Culinary Institute of America
C
Hyde Park, NY

Culinary Institute of America

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,965enrollment
  • $31,583net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
R
Troy, NY

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 6,774enrollment
  • $40,661net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1520SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

The Juilliard School
J
New York, NY

The Juilliard School

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

 

  • 979enrollment
  • $41,022net price
  • 7%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

#36 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 13,479enrollment
  • $32,886net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Hofstra University
H
Hempstead, NY

Hofstra University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#23 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 10,243enrollment
  • $34,011net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1370SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA

Marist College
M
Poughkeepsie, NY

Marist College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#27 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 6,396enrollment
  • $38,797net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1196-1360SAT range
  • 26-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Rochester Institute of Technology
R
Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#20 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 16,790enrollment
  • $36,514net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1450SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Iona College
I
New Rochelle, NY

Iona College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#39 Best Private 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