Best NYC Colleges

Top 25 Colleges in NYC

If you’re thinking about making NYC your college destination, we’ve done the work for you and ranked the top 25 colleges in the New York City based on our 2017 Best Colleges ranking!

Rank School Name Niche Overall Grade Acceptance Rate SAT Range Academics Grade Net Price
Rank 1
School Name Columbia University
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 6.9%
SAT Range 1390-1570
Academics Grade A+
Net Price $20,838
Rank 2
School Name Barnard College
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 23.8%
SAT Range 1250-1440
Academics Grade A+
Net Price $21,791
Rank 3
School Name New York University
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 35.5%
SAT Range 1240-1450
Academics Grade A+
Net Price $35,543
Rank 4
School Name Cooper Union
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 15.1%
SAT Range 1250-1500
Academics Grade A+
Net Price $17,453
Rank 5
School Name Yeshiva University
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 81.8%
SAT Range 1120-1360
Academics Grade A
Net Price $26,458
Rank 6
School Name Manhattan College
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 66.5%
SAT Range 990-1190
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $29,825
Rank 7
School Name The New School
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 65.9%
SAT Range 990-1240
Academics Grade A-
Net Price $42,505
Rank 8
School Name Fordham University
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 48.1%
SAT Range 1150-1350
Academics Grade A
Net Price $35,605
Rank 9
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 44.3%
SAT Range N/A
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $10,216
Rank 10
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 37.3%
SAT Range 880-1060
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $6,120
Rank 11
School Name CUNY Baruch College
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 27.9%
SAT Range 1140-1330
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $8,151
Rank 12
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 62.5%
SAT Range 990-1210
Academics Grade B
Net Price $27,923
Rank 13
School Name SUNY Maritime College
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 52.6%
SAT Range 1020-1190
Academics Grade B
Net Price $16,070
Rank 14
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 40.3%
SAT Range N/A
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $12,104
Rank 15
School Name CUNY Brooklyn College
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 35.3%
SAT Range 990-1180
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $7,220
Rank 16
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 38.1%
SAT Range 1000-1260
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $7,125
Rank 17
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 70.7%
SAT Range 920-1130
Academics Grade B-
Net Price $15,635
Rank 18
School Name Pratt Institute
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 53.0%
SAT Range 1000-1260
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $40,125
Rank 19
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 23.1%
SAT Range N/A
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $35,456
Rank 20
School Name Pace University
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 85.0%
SAT Range 950-1150
Academics Grade B
Net Price $29,641
Rank 21
School Name CUNY Queens College
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 39.8%
SAT Range 1010-1170
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $6,728
Rank 22
School Name CUNY Hunter College
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 34.7%
SAT Range 1060-1260
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $8,129
Rank 23
School Name CUNY Lehman College
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 28.9%
SAT Range 930-1060
Academics Grade B
Net Price $2,327
Rank 24
School Name Plaza College
Niche Overall Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 30.2%
SAT Range N/A
Academics Grade B
Net Price $11,689
Rank 25
School Name Wagner College
Niche Overall Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 72.2%
SAT Range 1050-1270
Academics Grade B
Net Price $29,226
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Top 25 Colleges in NYC