New York Best Colleges Comparison

View the New York Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In New York Statistics

There are 520 colleges in New York - 116 public and 404 private schools. The 2023 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $21,227 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $25,355. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,259 and the average acceptance rate is 69% for New York Best Colleges Comparison.
The next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in New York. You may want to check more statistics and compare all New York colleges at New York Statistics page.
2022-2023 Colleges In New York Statistics
Top 20 colleges in New YorkAll colleges in New York
Number of Schools20 schools
(3 public, 17 private)
520 schools
(116 public, 404 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,012 (in-state)
$57,826 (out-of-state)
$9,799 (in-state)
$21,227 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$12,698 (in-state)
$43,640 (out-of-state)
$12,083 (in-state)
$25,355 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$35,965$11,515
Test Scores1,419 SAT, 32 ACT 1,259 SAT, 29 ACT
Acceptance Rate36.80% 68.92%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)34.90% 43.70%
Population296,2101,167,340
Undergraduate184,976908,025
Graduate111,234259,315
Graduation Rate83.30%55.21%
Transfer-out Rate8.23%25.66%
Students to Faculty Ratio10.90 to 113.98 to 1

Top Colleges In New York Comparison

The next table lists the top 20 colleges in New York for academic year 2022-2023. Columbia University in the City of New York ranked top in the New York Best Colleges Comparison and Cornell University and Barnard College follows it. The 2023 average tuition & fees is $57,826 for undergraduate programs $43,640 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in New York is 1,419 and the acceptance rate is 36.80%. The average students to faculty ratio is 10.90 to 1 for top colleges in New York. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2022-2023 Top colleges in New York Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Columbia University in the City of New York
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Private, 4-yearsNew York, NY
$69,045 $49,638 34,7824% 1,540 SAT
35 ACT
6 to 1
2 Cornell University
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Private, 4-yearsIthaca, NY
$66,014 $54,352 25,8988% 1,520 SAT
34 ACT
9 to 1
3 Barnard College
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Private, 4-yearsNew York, NY
$66,246 $49,484 3,4428% 1,510 SAT
33 ACT
10 to 1
4 New York University
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Private, 4-yearsNew York, NY
$60,438 $34,868 59,1449% 1,530 SAT
34 ACT
8 to 1
5 Hamilton College
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Private, 4-yearsClinton, NY
$65,740 $48,241 2,07212% 1,490 SAT
33 ACT
9 to 1
6 Vassar College
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Private, 4-yearsPoughkeepsie, NY
$67,805 $49,475 2,45918% 1,510 SAT
34 ACT
7 to 1
7 United States Military Academy
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Public, 4-yearsWest Point, NY
- - 4,39314% 1,330 SAT
31 ACT
7 to 1
8 Colgate University
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Private, 4-yearsHamilton, NY
$67,024 $53,353 3,14112% 1,480 SAT
33 ACT
9 to 1
9 University of Rochester
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Private, 4-yearsRochester, NY
$64,348 $40,207 12,19736% 1,480 SAT
33 ACT
9 to 1
10 Yeshiva University
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Private, 4-yearsNew York, NY
$49,900 $29,107 6,05664% 1,410 SAT
31 ACT
7 to 1
11 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Private, 4-yearsTroy, NY
$61,884 $35,552 6,96858% 1,410 SAT
32 ACT
12 to 1
12 Skidmore College
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Private, 4-yearsSaratoga Springs, NY
$62,248 $48,125 2,75823% 1,370 SAT
32 ACT
8 to 1
13 Fordham University
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Private, 4-yearsBronx, NY
$61,992 $32,676 16,55656% 1,400 SAT
32 ACT
14 to 1
14 Syracuse University
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Private, 4-yearsSyracuse, NY
$63,061 $30,709 22,69842% 1,340 SAT
30 ACT
15 to 1
15 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
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Public, 4-yearsNew York, NY
$15,414
($7,464)
$6,808 19,85450% 1,310 SAT 19 to 1
16 The New School
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Private, 4-yearsNew York, NY
$56,386 $20,315 10,10863% - 10 to 1
17 Sarah Lawrence College
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Private, 4-yearsBronxville, NY
$63,678 $33,827 1,69659% 1,345 SAT
31 ACT
11 to 1
18 St. John's University-New York
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Private, 4-yearsQueens, NY
$50,110 $29,586 19,66380% 1,210 SAT
27 ACT
16 to 1
19 Rochester Institute of Technology
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Private, 4-yearsRochester, NY
$57,016 $26,782 16,61571% 1,370 SAT
31 ACT
13 to 1
20 Stony Brook University
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Public, 4-yearsStony Brook, NY
$30,350
($10,560)
$10,225 25,71049% 1,410 SAT
31 ACT
19 to 1
Average$57,826
($9,012)
$35,965 296,21036.80% 1,419 SAT
32.0556 ACT
10.90 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2022-2023