Top Rated New York Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in New York for 2022

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in New York as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the best public college in New York is SUNY at Binghamton. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


30 results

SUNY at Binghamton
B
Vestal, NY
SUNY at Binghamton

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#22 Best Public Universities in America

  • 18,148enrollment
  • $19,061net price
  • 43%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1450SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
SUNY at Purchase College
P
Purchase, NY
SUNY at Purchase College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 3,685enrollment
  • $16,538net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1280SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
CUNY Brooklyn College
B
Brooklyn, NY
CUNY Brooklyn College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 17,735enrollment
  • $4,736net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1180SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA
CUNY Queens College
Q
Flushing, NY
CUNY Queens College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 19,700enrollment
  • $5,594net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1190SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
SUNY College at Cortland
C
Cortland, NY
SUNY College at Cortland

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 6,832enrollment
  • $17,743net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1220SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
SUNY College at Brockport
B
Brockport, NY
SUNY College at Brockport

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 7,592enrollment
  • $16,076net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1160SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.25Avg Weighted GPA
SUNY Maritime College
S
Throggs Neck, NY
SUNY Maritime College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 1,671enrollment
  • $18,496net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1230SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
SUNY College at Oswego
O
Oswego, NY
SUNY College at Oswego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in New York

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