Top Rated Mid Atlantic Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in the Mid Atlantic for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in the Mid Atlantic as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the best public college in the Mid Atlantic is The College of New Jersey. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


63 results

The College of New Jersey
N
Ewing, NJ
The College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in America

  • 7,686enrollment
  • $23,945net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.29*Avg GPA
University at Buffalo
U
Buffalo, NY
University at Buffalo

Public 4 Year

7 reviews

#19 Best Public Universities in America

  • 31,503enrollment
  • $17,264net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,873net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,254enrollment
  • $16,873net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
Stony Brook University
S
Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 26,256enrollment
  • $15,605net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1440SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
SUNY at Binghamton
B
Vestal, NY
SUNY at Binghamton

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 17,768enrollment
  • $17,424net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1440SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 28,673enrollment
  • $22,600net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA
Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

10 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $24,724net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1310SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
B
New York, NY
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 18,029enrollment
  • $3,931net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1350SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica Rome
S
Utica, NY
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica Rome

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 3,023enrollment
  • $14,420net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1360SAT range
  • 20-29ACT range
  • 3.44*Avg GPA
New Jersey Institute of Technology
N
Newark, NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 11,423enrollment
  • $18,359net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1390SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.68*Avg GPA
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
o
Syracuse, NY
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 2,220enrollment
  • $20,215net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1300SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
SUNY at Albany
A
Albany, NY
SUNY at Albany

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 17,944enrollment
  • $16,769net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1250SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
CUNY Hunter College
H
New York, NY
CUNY Hunter College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 23,202enrollment
  • $3,957net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1350SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
State University of New York at New Paltz
S
New Paltz, NY
State University of New York at New Paltz

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 7,608enrollment
  • $15,496net price
  • 45%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.57*Avg GPA
Ramapo College of New Jersey
R
Mahwah, NJ
Ramapo College of New Jersey

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 6,174enrollment
  • $16,823net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.27Avg GPA
SUNY at Geneseo
G
Geneseo, NY
SUNY at Geneseo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 5,612enrollment
  • $17,341net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Rowan University
R
Glassboro, NJ
Rowan University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 19,465enrollment
  • $22,805net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA