Top Rated New York Private Colleges

The The Best Private Colleges in New York for 2020

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in New York. Leading the rankings for 2020 as the highest ranked private college in New York is Columbia University in the City of New York. The CollegeSimply rankings factor academic difficulty, acceptance rate and graduation outcomes. Ranking methodology is detailed on our data discussion page.


131 results found

Columbia University in the City of New York
C
New York, NY
Columbia University in the City of New York

Private 4 Year

6% acceptance rate

  • 31,077enrollment
  • $22,824net price
  • $59,430tuition
  • 1450-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Cornell University
C
Ithaca, NY
Cornell University

Private 4 Year

11% acceptance rate

  • 23,600enrollment
  • $31,449net price
  • $55,188tuition
  • 1390-1540SAT range
  • 32-34ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
Barnard College
B
New York, NY
Barnard College

Private 4 Year

14% acceptance rate

  • 2,562enrollment
  • $23,736net price
  • $55,032tuition
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Colgate University
C
Hamilton, NY
Colgate University

Private 4 Year

25% acceptance rate

  • 2,969enrollment
  • $22,182net price
  • $55,870tuition
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Hamilton College
H
Clinton, NY
Hamilton College

Private 4 Year

21% acceptance rate

  • 2,005enrollment
  • $22,139net price
  • $54,620tuition
  • 1350-1510SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.87*Avg GPA
New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

20% acceptance rate

  • 51,847enrollment
  • $36,256net price
  • $51,828tuition
  • 1310-1510SAT range
  • 29-34ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Vassar College
V
Poughkeepsie, NY
Vassar College

Private 4 Year

25% acceptance rate

  • 2,456enrollment
  • $23,763net price
  • $56,960tuition
  • 1370-1510SAT range
  • 31-33ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
University of Rochester
R
Rochester, NY
University of Rochester

Private 4 Year

29% acceptance rate

  • 11,817enrollment
  • $37,064net price
  • $53,909tuition
  • 1320-1500SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
C
New York, NY
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Private 4 Year

16% acceptance rate

  • 952enrollment
  • $28,494net price
  • $46,700tuition
  • 1280-1510SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
J
New York, NY
Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Private 4 Year

47% acceptance rate

  • 336enrollment
  • $49,210net price
  • $56,778tuition
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.82*Avg GPA
Skidmore College
S
Saratoga Springs, NY
Skidmore College

Private 4 Year

27% acceptance rate

  • 2,613enrollment
  • $25,254net price
  • $54,420tuition
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.75*Avg GPA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
R
Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Private 4 Year

43% acceptance rate

  • 7,895enrollment
  • $37,648net price
  • $53,880tuition
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA
Fordham University
F
Bronx, NY
Fordham University

Private 4 Year

46% acceptance rate

  • 16,515enrollment
  • $38,503net price
  • $52,687tuition
  • 1250-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
St Lawrence University
S
Canton, NY
St Lawrence University

Private 4 Year

46% acceptance rate

  • 2,522enrollment
  • $34,174net price
  • $54,846tuition
  • 1190-1360SAT range
  • 27-30ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA
Syracuse University
S
Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University

Private 4 Year

50% acceptance rate

  • 22,803enrollment
  • $35,306net price
  • $51,853tuition
  • 1180-1370SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Yeshiva University
Y
New York, NY
Yeshiva University

Private 4 Year

60% acceptance rate

  • 6,479enrollment
  • $31,873net price
  • $43,500tuition
  • 1140-1400SAT range
  • 22-30ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Sarah Lawrence College
S
Bronxville, NY
Sarah Lawrence College

Private 4 Year

56% acceptance rate

  • 1,709enrollment
  • $39,371net price
  • $55,900tuition
  • 1240-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Hobart William Smith Colleges
H
Geneva, NY
Hobart William Smith Colleges

Private 4 Year

57% acceptance rate

  • 2,241enrollment
  • $42,206net price
  • $55,255tuition
  • 1150-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA