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Number of
4-year colleges in New York

722,604

Students attending
4-year colleges in New York

$21,807

Average
in-state tuition

$23,275

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in New York 2019

Barnard College

New York, NY

26 US News

Best colleges in New York 2019

Barnard College

New York, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,544
Acceptance rate: 15%
Average annual cost: $23,736
Average salary: $56,400
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Best colleges in New York 2019

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

12 US News

Best colleges in New York 2019

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,882
Acceptance rate: 28%
Average annual cost: $22,182
Average salary: $61,300
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Best colleges in New York 2019

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

5 US News
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 2019

Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, NY

Total undergraduates: 8,170
Acceptance rate: 6%
Average annual cost: $22,824
Average salary: $78,200
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Best colleges in New York 2019

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

14 US News

Best colleges in New York 2019

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Total undergraduates: 14,907
Acceptance rate: 12%
Average annual cost: $31,449
Average salary: $73,600
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Best colleges in New York 2019

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

18 US News

Best colleges in New York 2019

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

Total undergraduates: 1,901
Acceptance rate: 24%
Average annual cost: $22,139
Average salary: $59,400
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Best colleges in New York 2019

New York University

New York, NY

30 US News

Best colleges in New York 2019

New York University

New York, NY

Total undergraduates: 26,417
Acceptance rate: 27%
Average annual cost: $36,256
Average salary: $59,600
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Best colleges in New York 2019

Union College

Schenectady, NY

36 US News

Best colleges in New York 2019

Union College

Schenectady, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,267
Acceptance rate: 37%
Average annual cost: $37,080
Average salary: $63,200
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Best colleges in New York 2019

United States Military Academy

West Point, NY

12 US News
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: 4,491
Acceptance rate: 9%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: -
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Best colleges in New York 2019

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

34 US News
Learn, Discover, Heal, Create - And Make the World Ever Better.

Best colleges in New York 2019

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

Total undergraduates: 6,546
Acceptance rate: 34%
Average annual cost: $37,064
Average salary: $57,500
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Best colleges in New York 2019

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

12 US News

Best colleges in New York 2019

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,353
Acceptance rate: 23%
Average annual cost: $23,763
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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