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Number of
4-year liberal arts colleges in New York

90,363

Students attending
4-year liberal arts colleges in New York

$43,423

Average
in-state tuition

$43,930

Average
out-of-state tuition

Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Bard College

Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

191 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Bard College

Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,101
Acceptance rate: 58%
Average annual cost: $29,436
Average salary: $35,900
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Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Barnard College

New York, NY

54 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Barnard College

New York, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,668
Acceptance rate: 15%
Average annual cost: $23,736
Average salary: $56,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

42 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

Total undergraduates: 3,025
Acceptance rate: 28%
Average annual cost: $22,182
Average salary: $61,300
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Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

65 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,043
Acceptance rate: 24%
Average annual cost: $22,139
Average salary: $59,400
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Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Hobart William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY

172 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Hobart William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,295
Acceptance rate: 63%
Average annual cost: $42,206
Average salary: $51,200
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Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, NY

186 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, NY

Total undergraduates: 1,470
Acceptance rate: 53%
Average annual cost: $39,371
Average salary: $39,900
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Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY

94 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,835
Acceptance rate: 24%
Average annual cost: $25,254
Average salary: $47,100
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Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

St Lawrence University

Canton, NY

179 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

St Lawrence University

Canton, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,468
Acceptance rate: 48%
Average annual cost: $34,174
Average salary: $46,500
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Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Union College

Schenectady, NY

111 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Union College

Schenectady, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,214
Acceptance rate: 37%
Average annual cost: $37,080
Average salary: $63,200
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Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

50 Forbes

Top liberal arts colleges in New York 2019

Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Total undergraduates: 2,572
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).

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