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 2018 Best Colleges ranking!

Rank College Name Niche Overall Grade Acceptance Rate SAT Scores Range Academics Grade Net Price
Rank 1
College Name Columbia University
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 7%
SAT Scores Range 1380-1570
Academics Grade A+
Net Price $17,678
Rank 2
College Name Barnard College
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 15%
SAT Scores Range 1260-1450
Academics Grade A+
Net Price $23,741
Rank 3
College Name New York University
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 32%
SAT Scores Range 1250-1470
Academics Grade A+
Net Price $35,106
Rank 4
College Name Cooper Union
Niche Overall Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 15%
SAT Scores Range 1250-1500
Academics Grade A+
Net Price $40,617
Rank 5
College Name Yeshiva University
Niche Overall Grade A
Acceptance Rate 80%
SAT Scores Range 1130-1370
Academics Grade A+
Net Price $30,490
Rank 6
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 22%
SAT Scores Range 1190-1250
Academics Grade A-
Net Price $4,701
Rank 7
College Name Manhattan College
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 67%
SAT Scores Range 990-1190
Academics Grade A-
Net Price $32,502
Rank 8
College Name The New School
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 60%
SAT Scores Range 990-1240
Academics Grade A-
Net Price $45,504
Rank 9
College Name CUNY Baruch College
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 32%
SAT Scores Range 1140-1320
Academics Grade A-
Net Price $9,116
Rank 10
College Name Fordham University
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 48%
SAT Scores Range 1170-1350
Academics Grade A
Net Price $35,912
Rank 11
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 41%
SAT Scores Range 1150-1380
Academics Grade A
Net Price $13,503
Rank 12
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 37%
SAT Scores Range 890-1060
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $6,641
Rank 13
College Name Adelphi University
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 72%
SAT Scores Range 1010-1220
Academics Grade B
Net Price $28,045
Rank 14
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 41%
SAT Scores Range N/A
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $10,736
Rank 15
College Name CUNY Brooklyn College
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 37%
SAT Scores Range 1020-1210
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $9,053
Rank 16
College Name CUNY Queens College
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 40%
SAT Scores Range 1020-1200
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $10,515
Rank 17
College Name Hofstra University
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 61%
SAT Scores Range 1050-1230
Academics Grade B+
Net Price $30,459
Rank 18
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 43%
SAT Scores Range 1000-1250
Academics Grade A-
Net Price $7,696
Rank 19
College Name SUNY Maritime College
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 68%
SAT Scores Range 1030-1200
Academics Grade B
Net Price $16,813
Rank 20
College Name Molloy College
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 76%
SAT Scores Range 970-1150
Academics Grade B-
Net Price $26,644
Rank 21
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 65%
SAT Scores Range 960-1180
Academics Grade B
Net Price $27,390
Rank 22
College Name Monroe College - Bronx
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 45%
SAT Scores Range N/A
Academics Grade B
Net Price $12,389
Rank 23
College Name Pace University
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 84%
SAT Scores Range 940-1160
Academics Grade B
Net Price $29,421
Rank 24
College Name Sarah Lawrence College
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 53%
SAT Scores Range 1170-1390
Academics Grade A-
Net Price $37,422
Rank 25
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 68%
SAT Scores Range 910-1110
Academics Grade B-
Net Price $15,702

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Top 25 Colleges in NYC