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2022 Best Colleges in New York

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  1. #1 Best Colleges in New York.

    Columbia University

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1270 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Attending Columbia University was a fantastic experience for me. My professors were all very interesting. Some were a bit quirky, but that was ok. They always challenged me to be open to....

    Read 1270 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 5%,

    Net Price: $21,828,

    SAT Range: 1440-1570,

  2. #3 Best Colleges in New York.

    United States Military Academy at West Point

    4 Year,

    WEST POINT, NY,

    459 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Even though the past year has been tough because of COVID restrictions, I have had overall a pretty good time at West Point. The people here are mainly what makes it worth it--I've made friends that....

    Read 459 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    SAT Range: 1160-1380,

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  4. #4 Best Colleges in New York.

    Barnard College

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    450 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Going to Barnard was a dream come true. I loved being in New York City, while also being removed enough from downtown that I felt like I had a college campus.My major was through the partnership with Columbia University, and there was a marked difference between the Barnard classes and those of Columbia. I really appreciated my Barnard professors, I never...I feel that Barnard helped me become the leader I am today and is top of its class as a women's institute. I also made some of my best friends at Barnard, and we're still going strong years after....

    Read 450 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $26,649,

    SAT Range: 1340-1520,

  5. #5 Best Colleges in New York.

    Hamilton College

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    4 Year,

    CLINTON, NY,

    467 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Hamilton is the best thing that ever happened to me. The cost of attendance ended up being comparable to the highest rated state school I was considering and the quality of education has been....

    Read 467 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 16%,

    Net Price: $29,117,

    SAT Range: 1370-1520,

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  7. #11 Best Colleges in New York.

    Skidmore College

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    4 Year,

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY,

    628 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Skidmore has its strengths and its weaknesses. Academically, it's incredible. The professors here are very passionate about their particular subjects and genuinely care about student success. Because....

    Read 628 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 30%,

    Net Price: $23,589,

    SAT Range: 1220-1400,

  8. #12 Best Colleges in New York.

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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    4 Year,

    TROY, NY,

    1046 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I can't imagine another other school giving me the education, experiences, and opportunities that RPI has. The professors have so much knowledge and really push students to learn, rather than just...On-campus life could use a bit of a housing update but RPI's been updating one building at a time for the past few years and dining has gotten exponentially better. Parties are not what they used to...Definitely be prepared to push yourself but it'll be worth it..

    Read 1046 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 47%,

    Net Price: $41,006,

    SAT Range: 1290-1490,

  9. #14 Best Colleges in New York.

    Union College - New York

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    4 Year,

    SCHENECTADY, NY,

    588 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I really enjoy being a student at Union College because of the people. Small community: welcoming, actively becoming more diverse, environment enables personal and professional growth, easy to be involved Trimesters: useful for staying organized when everyone knows which week it is (x/10) and it makes studying abroad more flexible. Disability services: A+, all of my professors have been accommodating. Schenectady: good location (burst the campus bubble to visit the weekly farmer's market or walk downtown, get home during breaks from the new Amtrak station 5 min from campus, volunteer through...School pride: yes! Especially during hockey season Friends: the best. lifelong. unique backgroundsResLife: old furniture, fun people (s/o to West College 3rd floor!) Becker Career Center: great! Staff will go above and beyond to help youWeekends: not always enough to do; parties 3-4 nights/weekGreek Life: big presence on campus; it's there if you want it.

    Read 588 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 43%,

    Net Price: $39,527,

    SAT Range: 1220-1420,

  10. #16 Best Colleges in New York.

    Binghamton University, SUNY

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    4 Year,

    VESTAL, NY,

    2474 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I really enjoyed my experience at Binghamton University as a Neuroscience Major! It's a great school for research and pre-health because there are so many research labs, and health extracurriculars....

    Read 2474 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $17,424,

    SAT Range: 1280-1440,

  11. #17 Best Colleges in New York.

    St. Lawrence University

    4 Year,

    CANTON, NY,

    758 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I absolutely love SLU! It was my first college I visited as a freshman in high school. I visited 10 colleges after that, but still came back to SLU, as it felt like home. The main reason I chose this....

    Read 758 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 42%,

    Net Price: $34,047,

    SAT Range: 1180-1350,

  12. #20 Best Colleges in New York.

    CUNY Baruch College

    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1345 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Hi! This is Anna. I am a senior student at Baruch College, which majors in Finance. I love this school's study vibe and community inside, and it offers a lot of practical courses on developing....

    Read 1345 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 43%,

    Net Price: $3,931,

    SAT Range: 1170-1350,

  13. #22 Best Colleges in New York.

    Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

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    4 Year,

    ALBANY, NY,

    390 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Best decision I've made to further my education in medicine. As a student in the Biomed Tech B.S./AMCs PA Program, I’m appreciative for the focus of classes. If I'd chosen Pre-Med elsewhere, I....

    Read 390 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $30,358,

    SAT Range: 1150-1330,

  14. #23 Best Colleges in New York.

    Rochester Institute of Technology

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    4 Year,

    ROCHESTER, NY,

    2620 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says RIT offers amazing programs for sign language and accessibility to all! A campus in which I seem to find studying and concentrating of much ease, with not too many distractions at hand. Overall, I...Pleased and grateful!!.

    Read 2620 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $33,744,

    SAT Range: 1220-1410,