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2023 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York

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  1. #1 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    Columbia University

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1295 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I liked that there are endless academic opportunities available; you will never run out! Food is average and oftentimes the lines in the dining halls take an annoying amount of time. The dorms in my....

    Read 1295 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $22,126,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  2. #3 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    Barnard College

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    455 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated from Barnard over 25 years ago. To this day, I am empowered and inspired by the education I received from Barnard and the friendships I made. The classes were excellent, my classmates....

    Read 455 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $30,572,

    SAT Range: 1350-1520,

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  4. #5 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    Vassar College

    4 Year,

    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY,

    649 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love it here so far! I have made so many friends so far, I have not met one mean person yet. There are so many different orgs to try and be a part of, you’re never bored in that regard. The....

    Read 649 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 25%,

    Net Price: $26,028,

    SAT Range: 1360-1520,

  5. #6 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    University of Rochester

    4 Year,

    ROCHESTER, NY,

    1563 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I came to this school without having visited campus at all, and I'm so grateful that my move-in day was when I first got to experience it, with all my fellow freshman around me. People think,....

    Read 1563 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 35%,

    Net Price: $36,254,

    SAT Range: 1330-1510,

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  7. #7 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    Hamilton College

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    4 Year,

    CLINTON, NY,

    475 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Hamilton College has been nothing short of life-changing. I've enjoyed every second of my time here and, as someone who has always sought a sense of belonging, truly feel like this is MY place. There....

    Read 475 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $23,936,

    SAT Range: 1380-1510,

  8. #9 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    United States Military Academy at West Point

    4 Year,

    WEST POINT, NY,

    460 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Even though the past year has been tough because of COVID restrictions, I have had overall a pretty good time at West Point. The people here are mainly what makes it worth it--I've made friends that....

    Read 460 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    SAT Range: 1210-1440,

  9. #10 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    93 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Nothing could have prepared me for how amazing Cooper Union actually was. Not only am I attending this university with a very close friend of mine from high school, I’ve been able to make life long....

    Read 93 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 18%,

    Net Price: $25,005,

    SAT Range: 1330-1500,

  10. #13 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    Union College - New York

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    4 Year,

    SCHENECTADY, NY,

    598 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I really enjoy being a student at Union College because of the people. Small community: welcoming, actively becoming more diverse, environment enables personal and professional growth, easy to be involved Trimesters: useful for staying organized when everyone knows which week it is (x/10) and it makes studying abroad more flexible. Disability services: A+, all of my professors have been accommodating. Schenectady: good location (burst the campus bubble to visit the weekly farmer's market or walk downtown, get home during breaks from the new Amtrak station 5 min from campus, volunteer through...School pride: yes! Especially during hockey season Friends: the best. lifelong. unique backgroundsResLife: old furniture, fun people (s/o to West College 3rd floor!) Becker Career Center: great! Staff will go above and beyond to help youWeekends: not always enough to do; parties 3-4 nights/weekGreek Life: big presence on campus; it's there if you want it.

    Read 598 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $37,630,

    SAT Range: 1210-1400,

  11. #15 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    Stony Brook University, SUNY

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    4 Year,

    STONY BROOK, NY,

    2744 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says It's a good university, but the classes are not easy As, especially if you are a STEM major. As a biology and psychology double major, I tend to struggle in certain classes. They can feel impossible,....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 49%,

    Net Price: $16,478,

    SAT Range: 1230-1440,

  12. #17 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    Bard College

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    4 Year,

    ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY,

    663 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Bard College is a truly special place. I continue to be amazed by the intellect and independence of Bard students even now years after graduating. The Bard community really values individuality and....

    Read 663 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $25,484,

  13. #18 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    Syracuse University

    4 Year,

    SYRACUSE, NY,

    3457 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Syracuse University overall is a great school with great academics, connections, and social scenery. All of the academic departments are incredibly well-connected and have endless opportunities for....

    Read 3457 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $47,177,

    SAT Range: 1180-1380,

  14. #19 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    Manhattan School of Music

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    54 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Manhattan School of Music is an amazing experience. The professors within my major are top notch experts who encourage the growth and individualism of all students. The diversity is very poor, which....

    Read 54 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 42%,

    Net Price: $44,217,

  15. #20 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    St. Lawrence University

    4 Year,

    CANTON, NY,

    765 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I absolutely love SLU! It was my first college I visited as a freshman in high school. I visited 10 colleges after that, but still came back to SLU, as it felt like home. The main reason I chose this....

    Read 765 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 47%,

    Net Price: $31,578,

    SAT Range: 1180-1360,

  16. #21 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    Rochester Institute of Technology

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    4 Year,

    ROCHESTER, NY,

    2690 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Dear Reader,This must be both an exciting and stressful time in your life. I understand; I get it, I was there. So, let me shed some light about RIT. RIT, in my own opinion, is a great school! The thing that I loved most about RIT is the academic rigor. You will be challenged in your classes to go above and beyond normal expectations. You are...On the flip side, you must understand the culture of RIT. RIT is a place full of bookworms. Bookworms meaning over-achieving academic scholars. With this said, a good portion of RIT students are not...Good luck!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 74%,

    Net Price: $36,514,

    SAT Range: 1220-1420,

  17. #22 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    Sarah Lawrence College

    4 Year,

    BRONXVILLE, NY,

    556 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says What stands out to me most about the school are the professors. You are definitely getting an attentive, but independent education here. The conferences every other week with your professors get you...On diversity, it is a very diverse group of people, but at the same time you could probably categorize a lot of the people into different archetypes. Also, because there are many diverse groups,....

    Read 556 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 55%,

    Net Price: $41,396,

    SAT Range: 1220-1410,

  18. #25 Colleges with the Best Academics in New York.

    University at Buffalo, SUNY

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    4 Year,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    3007 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I appreciate the academics at my college. The dorm and housing options are also respectable. The facilities are good. Food is not the best. I'll be cooking my own food next semester.The bus system is efficient and reliable, even in the snow! It's a nicely set up school. Campus scenery is nice for a walk. There are lots of reading spaces whether you like absolute silence, some... There are lots of opportunities for student engagement and they are accessible. Personally, I was thrilled to join the Gospel Choir.Generally speaking, SUNY at Buffalo is a great school. Depending on you and your experience, you might dislike a few things, but overall, I recommend the school..

    Read 3007 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $18,119,

    SAT Range: 1140-1310,

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