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Number of
4-year colleges in New York

790,831

Students attending
4-year colleges in New York

$21,856

Average
in-state tuition

$23,282

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in New York 2018

Barnard College

New York, NY

54 Forbes

Best colleges in New York 2018

Barnard College

New York, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,668
Acceptance rate: 16%
Average annual cost: $22,815
Average salary: $56,400
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Best colleges in New York 2018

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

42 Forbes

Best colleges in New York 2018

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

Total undergraduates: 3,025
Acceptance rate: 28%
Average annual cost: $22,463
Average salary: $61,300
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Best colleges in New York 2018

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

14 Forbes
For more than 250 years, Columbia has been a leader in higher education in the nation and around the world.

Best colleges in New York 2018

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

Total undergraduates: 8,523
Acceptance rate: 6%
Average annual cost: $22,973
Average salary: $78,200
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Best colleges in New York 2018

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York, NY

62 Forbes

Best colleges in New York 2018

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York, NY

Total undergraduates: 921
Acceptance rate: 7%
Average annual cost: $34,754
Average salary: $54,000
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Best colleges in New York 2018

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

15 Forbes

Best colleges in New York 2018

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Total undergraduates: 14,774
Acceptance rate: 14%
Average annual cost: $30,014
Average salary: $73,600
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Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

65 Forbes

Best colleges in New York 2018

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,043
Acceptance rate: 26%
Average annual cost: $24,397
Average salary: $59,400
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Best colleges in New York 2018

New York University

New York, NY

52 Forbes

Best colleges in New York 2018

New York University

New York, NY

Total undergraduates: 30,252
Acceptance rate: 31%
Average annual cost: $35,147
Average salary: $59,600
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Best colleges in New York 2018

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Kings Point, NY

51 Forbes

Best colleges in New York 2018

United States Merchant Marine Academy

Kings Point, NY

Total undergraduates: 912
Acceptance rate: 20%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $78,900
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Best colleges in New York 2018

United States Military Academy

West Point, NY

24 Forbes
To educate train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty Honor Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army."" train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissi

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United States Military Academy

West Point, NY

Total undergraduates: 4,568
Acceptance rate: 9%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: -
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Best colleges in New York 2018

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

50 Forbes

Best colleges in New York 2018

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,572
Acceptance rate: 26%
Average annual cost: $21,933
Average salary: $51,400
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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