The Best Colleges with High Acceptance Rates in New York

Top Colleges that are Easy to Get Into

Getting into a good college doesn't need to be difficult. There are many colleges that are highly rated yet accept most students who apply. These four-year colleges all have acceptance rates over 75%. You will have an easy time getting accepted if your GPA, SAT and ACT scores meet their admission criteria. These are colleges ranked by using the methodology for the CollegeSimply.com Best Colleges rankings.

See also, popular colleges with high acceptance rates and the highest acceptance rate colleges in New York.


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Clarkson University
C
Potsdam, NY

Clarkson University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

75% Acceptance Rate

#22 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 3,953enrollment
  • $30,308net price
  • 1180-1380SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Molloy College
M
Rockville Centre, NY
 

Molloy College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

79% Acceptance Rate

#24 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 4,910enrollment
  • $27,454net price
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Adelphi University
A
Garden City, NY

Adelphi University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

77% Acceptance Rate

#26 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 7,520enrollment
  • $29,821net price
  • 1080-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA

New York Institute of Technology
N
Old Westbury, NY

New York Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

80% Acceptance Rate

#28 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 6,696enrollment
  • $21,912net price
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica Rome
S
Utica, NY

SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica Rome

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

77% Acceptance Rate

#8 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 2,850enrollment
  • $14,586net price
  • 1040-1400SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Saint Joseph's College New York
S
Brooklyn, NY
 

Saint Joseph's College New York

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

80% Acceptance Rate

#30 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 4,687enrollment
  • $16,290net price
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 24-27ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Canisius College
C
Buffalo, NY

Canisius College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

81% Acceptance Rate

#32 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,630enrollment
  • $18,828net price
  • 1050-1250SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

SUNY at Purchase College
P
Purchase, NY

SUNY at Purchase College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

75% Acceptance Rate

#12 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 3,522enrollment
  • $16,538net price
  • 1120-1320SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

SUNY College at Brockport
B
Brockport, NY

SUNY College at Brockport

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

76% Acceptance Rate

#13 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 6,991enrollment
  • $16,076net price
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 2.79Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Manhattanville College
M
Purchase, NY

Manhattanville College

Private 4 Year

25 reviews

83% Acceptance Rate

#33 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,350enrollment
  • $24,499net price
  • 1020-1230SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA

St John's University New York
S
Queens, NY

St John's University New York

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

85% Acceptance Rate

#34 Best Private Colleges in New York

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

D'Youville College
D
Buffalo, NY

D'Youville College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

92% Acceptance Rate

#35 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,619enrollment
  • $21,377net price
  • 1030-1225SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Pace University New York
P
New York, NY

Pace University New York

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

88% Acceptance Rate

#36 Best Private Colleges in New York

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

Applications Due Feb 15

Roberts Wesleyan College
R
Rochester, NY
 

Roberts Wesleyan College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

87% Acceptance Rate

#37 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 1,662enrollment
  • $23,359net price
  • 1020-1250SAT range
  • 24-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 25

Long Island University C W Post Campus
L
Brookville, NY

Long Island University C W Post Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

93% Acceptance Rate

#38 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 15,191enrollment
  • $25,031net price
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

SUNY College at Oswego
O
Oswego, NY

SUNY College at Oswego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

80% Acceptance Rate

#19 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 7,058enrollment
  • $16,398net price
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Iona College
I
New Rochelle, NY

Iona College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

93% Acceptance Rate

#39 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 3,617enrollment
  • $29,103net price
  • 1060-1260SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

SUNY at Fredonia
F
Fredonia, NY

SUNY at Fredonia

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

91% Acceptance Rate

#20 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 3,764enrollment
  • $14,549net price
  • 1090-1280SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA