Top Rated Mid Atlantic Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in the Mid Atlantic for 2022

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


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Rutgers University New Brunswick
R
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,411enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated 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

  • 50,411enrollment
  • $17,835net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.3Estimated Avg GPA

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

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

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in New Jersey

  • 7,783enrollment
  • $24,617net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.29Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 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

University at Buffalo
U
Buffalo, NY
University at Buffalo

Public 4 Year

8 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 32,347enrollment
  • $18,119net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus
P
Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Campus

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 32,277enrollment
  • $22,346net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1243-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 4.11Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

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

  • 19,740enrollment
  • $3,897net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1360SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
O
Syracuse, NY
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 2,127enrollment
  • $22,133net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1300SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.72Avg 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

  • 11,652enrollment
  • $18,328net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,548net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.68Estimated Avg GPA

SUNY at Geneseo
G
Geneseo, NY
SUNY at Geneseo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 4,911enrollment
  • $18,684net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1310SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica Rome
S
Utica, NY
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica Rome

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 3,044enrollment
  • $14,586net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1350SAT range
  • 20-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

CUNY Hunter College
H
New York, NY
CUNY Hunter College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 24,052enrollment
  • $4,014net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1340SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

SUNY at Albany
A
Albany, NY
SUNY at Albany

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 17,688enrollment
  • $17,486net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1250SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

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

#10 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 7,489enrollment
  • $16,079net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

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

  • 6,042enrollment
  • $17,286net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

CUNY City College
C
New York, NY
CUNY City College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 15,227enrollment
  • $4,546net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1260SAT range
  • 23-31ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15