New York Best Colleges Comparison

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Colleges In New York Statistics

There are 495 colleges in New York - 115 public and 380 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $20,773 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $24,499. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,200 and the average acceptance rate is 70% for New York Best Colleges Comparison.
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.
2019-2020 Colleges In New York Statistics
Top 20 colleges in New YorkAll colleges in New York
Number of Schools20 schools
(3 public, 17 private)
495 schools
(115 public, 380 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$8,960 (in-state)
$53,546 (out-of-state)
$9,302 (in-state)
$20,773 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$12,645 (in-state)
$41,728 (out-of-state)
$12,295 (in-state)
$24,499 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$33,084$10,345
Test Scores1,385 SAT, 31 ACT 1,200 SAT, 27 ACT
Acceptance Rate38.90% 69.82%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)34.05% 44.79%
Population279,6111,227,879
Undergraduate177,678974,141
Graduate101,933253,738
Graduation Rate82.55%61.12%
Transfer-out Rate8.85%23.84%
Students to Faculty Ratio11.10 to 114.41 to 1

Top Colleges In New York Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in New York for academic year 2019-2020. 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 2020 average tuition & fees is $53,546 for undergraduate programs $41,728 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in New York is 1,385 and the acceptance rate is 38.90%. The average students to faculty ratio is 11.10 to 1 for top colleges in New York. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 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
$63,530 $45,881 30,1354% 1,520 SAT
35 ACT
6 to 1
2 Cornell University
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Private, 4 yearsIthaca, NY
$61,015 $49,149 23,6209% 1,505 SAT
34 ACT
9 to 1
3 Barnard College
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Private, 4 yearsNew York, NY
$59,687 $44,539 2,74411% 1,488 SAT
33 ACT
9 to 1
4 New York University
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Private, 4 yearsNew York, NY
$56,500 $26,276 52,77513% 1,510 SAT
34 ACT
8 to 1
5 Hamilton College
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Private, 4 yearsClinton, NY
$59,970 $44,337 1,90214% 1,475 SAT
34 ACT
9 to 1
6 Vassar College
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Private, 4 yearsPoughkeepsie, NY
$62,870 $49,835 2,43520% 1,480 SAT
33 ACT
8 to 1
7 United States Military Academy
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Public, 4 yearsWest Point, NY
- - 4,53611% 1,320 SAT
31 ACT
7 to 1
8 Colgate University
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Private, 4 yearsHamilton, NY
$61,966 $48,742 3,05417% 1,425 SAT
33 ACT
9 to 1
9 University of Rochester
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Private, 4 yearsRochester, NY
$59,378 $37,955 11,74141% 1,445 SAT
33 ACT
10 to 1
10 Yeshiva University
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Private, 4 yearsNew York, NY
$47,500 $28,175 5,52463% 1,275 SAT
28 ACT
7 to 1
11 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Private, 4 yearsTroy, NY
$58,526 $32,561 7,50153% 1,440 SAT
33 ACT
17 to 1
12 Skidmore College
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Private, 4 yearsSaratoga Springs, NY
$58,128 $46,581 2,58231% 1,355 SAT
31 ACT
8 to 1
13 Fordham University
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Private, 4 yearsBronx, NY
$56,161 $30,115 16,36453% 1,320 SAT
30 ACT
13 to 1
14 Syracuse University
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Private, 4 yearsSyracuse, NY
$57,591 $27,435 21,32259% 1,310 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)
$8,014 19,74051% 1,265 SAT
28 ACT
20 to 1
16 The New School
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Private, 4 yearsNew York, NY
$52,494 $21,696 9,04766% 1,250 SAT
28 ACT
9 to 1
17 Sarah Lawrence College
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Private, 4 yearsBronxville, NY
$59,470 $31,357 1,50658% 1,365 SAT
31 ACT
10 to 1
18 St. John's University-New York
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Private, 4 yearsQueens, NY
$46,050 $26,069 20,14385% 1,205 SAT
26 ACT
16 to 1
19 Rochester Institute of Technology
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Private, 4 yearsRochester, NY
$52,756 $20,005 16,15871% 1,360 SAT
31 ACT
13 to 1
20 Stony Brook University
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Public, 4 yearsStony Brook, NY
$28,375
($10,455)
$9,880 26,78248% 1,390 SAT
31 ACT
19 to 1
Average$53,546
($8,960)
$33,084 279,61138.90% 1,385 SAT
31.3500 ACT
11.10 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 2019-2020