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2023 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,

    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. #2 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    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. #4 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    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,

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

    Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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    4 Year,

    PISCATAWAY, NJ,

    5901 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Personally, I loved how big the campus is. The campus is spread out among five different areas that are mainly for certain majors. At Rutgers, It's easy to find what's meant for you! Most of the....

    Read 5901 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $17,835,

    SAT Range: 1180-1410,

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

    Stevens Institute of Technology

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    4 Year,

    HOBOKEN, NJ,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Biomedical engineers must possess a thorough understanding of biology and human physiology. As such, the Stevens BME program includes courses in bio-transport phenomena, biomaterials, and...The biomedical engineering bachelor's degree at Stevens includes the general engineering courses taken by other engineering disciplines, including eight semesters of design. The last three semesters....

    Read 691 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 53%,

    Net Price: $40,303,

    SAT Range: 1320-1480,

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

    CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1314 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says For a non-Private school, it's alright. The professors are willing to help you out (for the most part) and the main campus (the New Building) is gorgeous- the other 4 campuses? Mediocre, they feel...The reason why I'm writing this is regarding the school offices: they are INCOMPETENT. I am still only a Sophomore and yet, I am constantly stressed because the offices at John Jay are extremely....

    Read 1314 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $4,221,

    SAT Range: 1020-1160,

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

    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,....

    Read 2744 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 49%,

    Net Price: $16,478,

    SAT Range: 1230-1440,

  10. #12 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    CUNY Baruch College

    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1384 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Hi! This is Anna. I am a senior student at Baruch College, which majors in Finance. I love this school's study vibe and community inside, and it offers a lot of practical courses on developing....

    Read 1384 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $3,897,

    SAT Range: 1170-1360,

  11. #14 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Fordham University

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    4 Year,

    BRONX, NY,

    1874 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says College can often be an overwhelming experience for students transitioning from a predominantly racially mixed educational environment, to one that is not. I found myself at the crossroads of this... Fordham University seeks to encourage and foster an environment where any type of person can thrive, and a community where racial and gender inclusion are pivotal to the larger success. With....

    Read 1874 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 53%,

    Net Price: $41,569,

    SAT Range: 1230-1410,

  12. #15 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Fashion Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1601 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I got accepted to FIT after I was waitlisted. I knew my desire to attend the best fashion school in the world could help advisors reconsider my acceptance. After multiple emails, lots of dead ends, I....

    Read 1601 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 59%,

    Net Price: $9,165,

  13. #17 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Seton Hall University

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    4 Year,

    SOUTH ORANGE, NJ,

    2083 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I am currently a senior at Seton Hall double majoring in Diplomacy and International Relations, and Economics. During my time at Seton Hall, I have been able to grow as a student and as a person.....

    Read 2083 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 78%,

    Net Price: $33,652,

    SAT Range: 1150-1310,

  14. #18 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Adelphi University

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    4 Year,

    GARDEN CITY, NY,

    1355 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Beautiful campus, friendly faculty members, supportive professors and amazing classmates from all over the world. In Adelphi, we make this place as an international community, everyone is part of....

    Read 1355 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 75%,

    Net Price: $29,821,

    SAT Range: 1060-1250,

  15. #19 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Molloy University

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    4 Year,

    ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Molloy College is amazing! Everyone there is friendly and the campus is super clean. It’s a good environment. You could sit in the big green field in the middle of all the buildings and relax, or you....

    Read 641 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 74%,

    Net Price: $27,454,

    SAT Range: 1080-1250,

  16. #21 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Monroe College - Bronx/New Rochelle

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    4 Year,

    BRONX, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Monroe College is a unique environment to learn. The professors are all very invested in the success of the students. The school is very diverse which makes socializing fun and there is always...The college library in New Rochelle was my favorite place. I had access to many books, printing and use of the internet. This made research easy and the library is quite comfortable.Another wonderful aspect of Monroe College is the R.A's. It appears that Monroe has a unique picking method as all the R.A's are so helpful and kind.If I could change one thing about Monroe College, it would be the cost of attending there and to create more opportunities for students to receive assistance. Attending college is very expensive and....

    Read 801 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 49%,

    Net Price: $12,330,

  17. #22 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    St. Joseph's University - New York

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    4 Year,

    BROOKLYN, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My time at St. Joseph’s has been exactly what it’s intended purpose was to be, and that is a learning experience. Throughout my three years in college, I’ve been blessed with many opportunities to....

    Read 304 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $16,290,

    SAT Range: 1020-1200,

  18. #24 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    Monmouth University

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    4 Year,

    WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Monmouth has a beautiful campus and they do their best to have a connected student life. From activities on campus to many clubs to join , there are many ways to meet new people. Living on campus is....

    Read 957 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 79%,

    Net Price: $31,594,

    SAT Range: 1040-1210,

  19. #25 Best Colleges in New York City Area.

    The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) - New York

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    502 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I am set to start school this summer so I can only speak on the application and audition process. This was my first time applying for college and I can tell you they made it a really pleasant....

    Read 502 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 45%,

    Net Price: $46,504,

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