Top Rated New York Public Colleges

The The Best Public Colleges in New York for 2020

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in New York as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2020 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.

40 results found

University at Buffalo
U
Buffalo, NY
University at Buffalo

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in America

  • 31,503enrollment
  • $16,120net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1330SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
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SUNY at Binghamton
B
Vestal, NY
SUNY at Binghamton

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 17,768enrollment
  • $16,775net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1440SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Stony Brook University
S
Stony Brook, NY
Stony Brook University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 26,256enrollment
  • $14,330net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1420SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
B
New York, NY
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 18,029enrollment
  • $4,544net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1390SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.3*Avg GPA
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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
  • $14,380net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1350SAT range
  • 20-28ACT 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
  • $18,166net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.8Avg 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

#7 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 7,608enrollment
  • $14,496net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1270SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.57*Avg GPA
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CUNY Hunter College
H
New York, NY
CUNY Hunter College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 23,202enrollment
  • $5,215net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1330SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
SUNY at Albany
A
Albany, NY
SUNY at Albany

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 17,944enrollment
  • $16,100net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1260SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
SUNY at Geneseo
G
Geneseo, NY
SUNY at Geneseo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 5,612enrollment
  • $16,958net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1300SAT range
  • 24-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
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CUNY City College
C
New York, NY
CUNY City College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 16,043enrollment
  • $4,164net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1270SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.25*Avg GPA
SUNY Maritime College
S
Throggs Neck, NY
SUNY Maritime College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 1,734enrollment
  • $16,291net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1260SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.48*Avg GPA
CUNY Queens College
Q
Flushing, NY
CUNY Queens College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 19,746enrollment
  • $4,739net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1220SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
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SUNY College at Cortland
C
Cortland, NY
SUNY College at Cortland

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 6,858enrollment
  • $17,958net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1200SAT range
  • 22-25ACT range
  • 3.42*Avg GPA
SUNY at Purchase College
P
Purchase, NY
SUNY at Purchase College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 4,234enrollment
  • $18,142net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
o
Alfred, NY
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 3,737enrollment
  • $15,304net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.29*Avg GPA
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CUNY Brooklyn College
B
Brooklyn, NY
CUNY Brooklyn College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 18,161enrollment
  • $4,144net price
  • 44%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1240SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.25*Avg GPA
SUNY College at Brockport
B
Brockport, NY
SUNY College at Brockport

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in New York

  • 8,287enrollment
  • $14,960net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1180SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA