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

#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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications Due Jan 1

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

Applications Due Jan 1

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

Applications Due Jun 1

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

Applications Due Jul 1

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

Applications Due May 1

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

Applications Due Apr 15