Top Rated New York Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in New York for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in New York as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the best public college in New York is University at Buffalo. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


32 results

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
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
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
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
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
SUNY at Purchase College
P
Purchase, NY
SUNY at Purchase College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 4,234enrollment
  • $18,104net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1260SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
CUNY City College
C
New York, NY
CUNY City College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 16,043enrollment
  • $3,397net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.25*Avg GPA
SUNY College at Cortland
C
Cortland, NY
SUNY College at Cortland

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 6,858enrollment
  • $17,012net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1230SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.42*Avg GPA
SUNY Maritime College
S
Throggs Neck, NY
SUNY Maritime College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 1,734enrollment
  • $18,411net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.48*Avg GPA
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
o
Alfred, NY
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 3,737enrollment
  • $15,596net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 940-1170SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.29*Avg GPA
CUNY Queens College
Q
Flushing, NY
CUNY Queens College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 19,746enrollment
  • $4,471net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1200SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
SUNY College at Oneonta
O
Oneonta, NY
SUNY College at Oneonta

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#17 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 6,543enrollment
  • $15,688net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
SUNY College at Oswego
O
Oswego, NY
SUNY College at Oswego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 7,986enrollment
  • $15,762net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA