Top Rated New York Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in New York for 2021

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in New York. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the highest ranked private college in New York is Cornell University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


50 results found

Cornell University
C
Ithaca, NY
Cornell University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in America

  • 23,600enrollment
  • $28,921net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1400-1560SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg 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

#22 Best Colleges in America

  • 31,077enrollment
  • $21,828net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Hamilton College
H
Clinton, NY
Hamilton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#25 Best Colleges in America

  • 2,005enrollment
  • $29,117net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1520SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.87*Avg GPA
Colgate University
C
Hamilton, NY
Colgate University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#21 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 2,969enrollment
  • $23,503net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Barnard College
B
New York, NY
Barnard College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,562enrollment
  • $26,649net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $37,739net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Vassar College
V
Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,456enrollment
  • $24,811net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Skidmore College
S
Saratoga Springs, NY
Skidmore College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in New York

  • 2,613enrollment
  • $23,589net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.75*Avg GPA
University of Rochester
R
Rochester, NY
University of Rochester

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 11,817enrollment
  • $32,939net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Yeshiva University
Y
New York, NY
Yeshiva University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 6,479enrollment
  • $33,953net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1390SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Union College
U
Schenectady, NY
Union College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,197enrollment
  • $39,527net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
R
Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 7,895enrollment
  • $41,006net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1490SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Sarah Lawrence College
S
Bronxville, NY
Sarah Lawrence College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 1,709enrollment
  • $40,630net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1422SAT range
  • 28-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Fordham University
F
Bronx, NY
Fordham University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 16,515enrollment
  • $39,558net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1450SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
A
Albany, NY
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 1,331enrollment
  • $30,358net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
St Lawrence University
S
Canton, NY
St Lawrence University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,522enrollment
  • $34,047net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1350SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA
The New School
N
New York, NY
The New School

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 10,544enrollment
  • $50,377net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1380SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.59*Avg GPA
Hobart William Smith Colleges
H
Geneva, NY
Hobart William Smith Colleges

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 2,241enrollment
  • $37,761net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1365SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA