Top Rated East Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in the East for 2022

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in the East as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the best public college in the East is University of Connecticut. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


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SUNY College at Oswego
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Oswego, NY
SUNY College at Oswego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 7,636enrollment
  • $16,398net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

SUNY College at Plattsburgh
P
Plattsburgh, NY
SUNY College at Plattsburgh

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#19 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 5,109enrollment
  • $15,760net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 980-1170SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.13Avg GPA

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
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North Dartmouth, MA
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 7,869enrollment
  • $20,612net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 990-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.31Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

SUNY College at Oneonta
O
Oneonta, NY
SUNY College at Oneonta

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#20 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 6,718enrollment
  • $16,635net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 910-1121SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

SUNY at Fredonia
F
Fredonia, NY
SUNY at Fredonia

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#21 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 4,055enrollment
  • $14,549net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
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Galloway, NJ
 
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 9,893enrollment
  • $20,526net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1013-1190SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

University of Connecticut Stamford
C
Stamford, CT
University of Connecticut Stamford

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Connecticut

  • 2,354enrollment
  • $13,383net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Farmingdale State College
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Farmingdale, NY
Farmingdale State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#22 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 10,018enrollment
  • $7,948net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 990-1150SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
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West Chester, PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 17,719enrollment
  • $19,336net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
J
New York, NY
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#23 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 15,766enrollment
  • $4,221net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1160SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
  • 3.08Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 16

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
M
North Adams, MA
 
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 1,202enrollment
  • $14,780net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 960-1180SAT range
  • 17-21ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Westfield State University
W
Westfield, MA
Westfield State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 5,395enrollment
  • $18,073net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 960-1140SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.2Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Framingham State University
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Framingham, MA
Framingham State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 4,876enrollment
  • $19,336net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 950-1130SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.05Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

University of Pittsburgh Johnstown
P
Johnstown, PA
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 2,356enrollment
  • $17,574net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1190SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
  • 3.57Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Rhode Island College
R
Providence, RI
Rhode Island College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Rhode Island

  • 7,072enrollment
  • $10,557net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 870-1100SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.08Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

Bridgewater State University
B
Bridgewater, MA
Bridgewater State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Massachusetts

  • 10,651enrollment
  • $17,545net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

CUNY Lehman College
L
Bronx, NY
CUNY Lehman College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#24 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 15,091enrollment
  • $3,913net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 960-1080SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.2Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Pittsburgh Bradford
P
Bradford, PA
University of Pittsburgh Bradford

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 1,305enrollment
  • $15,519net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 950-1145SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15