The Best New York Colleges

The Best Colleges in New York for 2022

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in New York as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2022 as the best overall college in New York is Cornell University. The top rated public state college is SUNY at Binghamton. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


76 results

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

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

Hamilton College
H
Clinton, NY
Hamilton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#24 Best Colleges in America

  • 1,902enrollment
  • $23,936net price
  • 18%acceptance rate
  • 1380-1510SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.87Estimated Avg GPA

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

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

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

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

Skidmore College
S
Saratoga Springs, NY
Skidmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,582enrollment
  • $26,995net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1403SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg 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

Yeshiva University
Y
New York, NY
Yeshiva University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 5,524enrollment
  • $35,603net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1410SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Union College
U
Schenectady, NY
Union College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,047enrollment
  • $37,630net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1400SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

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

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
A
Albany, NY
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 1,118enrollment
  • $30,891net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1300SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Sarah Lawrence College
S
Bronxville, NY
Sarah Lawrence College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 1,506enrollment
  • $41,396net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1410SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

St Lawrence University
S
Canton, NY
St Lawrence University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,319enrollment
  • $31,578net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1360SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

SUNY at Binghamton
B
Vestal, NY
SUNY at Binghamton

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#23 Best Public Universities in America

  • 18,148enrollment
  • $19,061net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1450SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

Stony Brook University
S
Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 26,782enrollment
  • $16,478net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Hobart William Smith Colleges
H
Geneva, NY
Hobart William Smith Colleges

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 1,833enrollment
  • $38,247net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1340SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1