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2024 Best Colleges in the New York City Area

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  1. #1 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Columbia University

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1346 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Columbia University, is and always has been a signal of scholastic greatness, settled inside the most beautiful New York City. Columbia is known for its prestigious scholastics and amazing and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 4%,

    Net Price: $12,411,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  2. #2 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Barnard College

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Barnard is very unique, as it’s an undergraduate college of Columbia University (yes, that makes it an Ivy League) but also a tight-knit women’s college. The Columbia Daily Spectator calls it “the...The internships at Barnard are INSANE. I was a history major and got internships at top investment banks, big tech companies, famous TV shows and more. It was so easy to get a good job, in part....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $28,366,

    SAT Range: 1380-1550,

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  4. #5 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Rutgers University–New Brunswick

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    4 Year,

    PISCATAWAY, NJ,

    6089 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Rutgers New Brunswick has been amazing. It is a great place to meet new people and embark on a degree journey. Rutgers is one one New Jerseys best colleges. People from all around the world come to....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $11,803,

    SAT Range: 1240-1470,

  5. #6 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1415 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at my current university has been nothing short of amazing. It has always been my dream school and that is exactly why I transferred here after 2 years. The college offers the best....

    Read 1415 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 45%,

    Net Price: $5,077,

    SAT Range: 1020-1160,

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  7. #9 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Stony Brook University, SUNY

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    4 Year,

    STONY BROOK, NY,

    2879 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Freshman year at Stony Brook University is an exhilarating journey marked by academic exploration and personal growth. Engaging lectures and vibrant discussions characterize classes, offering a....

    Read 2879 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 48%,

    Net Price: $16,445,

    SAT Range: 1300-1480,

  8. #10 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Rutgers University - Newark

    4 Year,

    NEWARK, NJ,

    1221 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says My overall experience at Rutgers University - Newark has been enriching and transformative. The vibrant and diverse campus environment fosters a sense of inclusivity and cultural exchange, providing....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 77%,

    Net Price: $11,364,

    SAT Range: 1030-1270,

  9. #11 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Fashion Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1669 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says The Fashion Institute of Technology is an amazing college to go to if you are a student truly interested in pursuing fashion as a career! As a current freshman, one of my favorite experience being an...Other than the academics, something I wish were better was the dining hall. You definitely get tired of the food everyday. The only promising thing you can have after a while is the sushi bar. Also the social settings, lots of people say that it's hard to make breaks but I think that's how it is in every college. You have to put yourself out there, you have to engage with people, join....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 52%,

    Net Price: $8,637,

  10. #14 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Fairfield University

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    4 Year,

    FAIRFIELD, CT,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Fairfield University has been a great place to experience all that a college campus has to offer. It is interesting because you have to live on campus for 3 years, then most people live near the....

    Read 849 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $44,723,

    SAT Range: 1230-1380,

  11. #16 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    CUNY Lehman College

    4 Year,

    BRONX, NY,

    1123 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Attending Lehman College really gave the experience I was hoping for. I knew I did not want to go away to a university for school, so I decided to look into city colleges that offer a campus like....

    Read 1123 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 58%,

    Net Price: $3,220,

    SAT Range: 960-1080,

  12. #17 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Seton Hall University

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    4 Year,

    SOUTH ORANGE, NJ,

    2175 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says As a senior at Seton Hall, I can confidently say I made the best choice of my life four years ago when I decided to attend here. I have never felt so supported and cared for than I have at my time at....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 77%,

    Net Price: $33,177,

    SAT Range: 1200-1370,

  13. #20 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Manhattan College

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    4 Year,

    RIVERDALE, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says One thing I like about Manhattan college is its strong sense of community, emphasis on experiential learning, and commitment to social justice. The college's small class sizes, dedicated faculty, and...And on thing I'll like to see changed about Manhattan college is the Financial aid,Concerns about the cost of education and the availability of financial aid are often expressed. Students may desire....

    Read 871 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 75%,

    Net Price: $27,651,

    SAT Range: 1060-1280,

  14. #21 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    CUNY Brooklyn College

    4 Year,

    BROOKLYN, NY,

    1281 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says How I would describe Brooklyn College is like a one-and-done go. I picked only two days to go to campus because I recently moved away from Brooklyn and it's a 2-hour commute from where I live now. My....

    Read 1281 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 51%,

    Net Price: $4,254,

    SAT Range: 1020-1180,

  15. #24 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    SUNY Farmingdale State College

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    4 Year,

    FARMINGDALE, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Suny Farmingdale State College is a Great College, it’s like a home away from home. it’s affordable and has a lovely environment that’s open to everyone; of all genders, identities, and races. The....

    Read 666 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 73%,

    Net Price: $6,007,

    SAT Range: 1010-1190,

  16. #25 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Fordham University

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    4 Year,

    BRONX, NY,

    1973 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Coming to Fordham has been one of the best decisions I've ever made! When choosing a school, I knew I wanted to be in a city but still have access to a traditional college campus. Fordham is....

    Read 1973 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 58%,

    Net Price: $37,583,

    SAT Range: 1300-1480,

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