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2024 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in New York

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  1. #1 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in New York.

    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,

  2. #2 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in New York.

    Hamilton College

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    4 Year,

    CLINTON, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Home. A 4-year residential campus, almost always less than a mile from my best friends turns Hamilton from an institution into a community. From the amazing maintenance teams always happy to show you the...They say if you spend a second at each exhibit in the Smithsonian museums, you’ll pass away before you see them all - and this rings true of Hamilton, its student body, the many educational...The bad reviews here on Niche about administration, although warranted as every administration should live with checks and balances, are not reflective of the many but the loud few..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $26,803,

    SAT Range: 1410-1540,

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  4. #4 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in New York.

    Colgate University

    4 Year,

    HAMILTON, NY,

    1044 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I'm a current biochem sophomore student at Colgate and I'm very happy with my choice to go here. It's a small school that manages to feel bigger than it is, there's always something to do on campus, and you never have to be bored. I was afraid of a middle of no where school going into it but,...It is very academically rigorous for some majors, especially in the STEM area but your professor are so willing to help out and office hours do a lot for you. I am super involved in the arts on campus specifically in theater. There is a lot of both university run and student run programs as well as so many different dance groupsIn terms of the party scene it can be really fratty, but also there's plenty of people who are not involved and they are not judged for it. I was also scared it would be too much of a party school...I would not have picked a different school doing it again..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $24,500,

    SAT Range: 1350-1500,

  5. #5 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in New York.

    Skidmore College

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    4 Year,

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I love my experience at Skidmore. My first year, I was able to take a variety of classes in different departments to figure out where I felt most at home, and many of our classes are....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 31%,

    Net Price: $31,553,

    SAT Range: 1270-1440,

  6. #6 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in New York.

    Union College - New York

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    4 Year,

    SCHENECTADY, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I came to Union and Upstate NY from California, looking for a small liberal arts college which could support an array of my interests - from art to lacrosse, studying abroad to inner-city work. I...While some knock Schenectady - the city was being fully revamped while I was there. Farmers Markets, small-businesses, restaurants, and volunteer organizations have made great use of the energy which....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 47%,

    Net Price: $39,101,

    SAT Range: 1270-1450,

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  8. #7 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in New York.

    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,

  9. #9 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in New York.

    St. Lawrence University

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    4 Year,

    CANTON, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I recently graduated out of SLU and four years in Canton included some ups and downs. But as doing my master's degree in a similar institution in NYS, I realized how well things at SLU are.....

    Read 778 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $31,744,

    SAT Range: 1220-1400,

  10. #10 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in New York.

    Bard College

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    4 Year,

    ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says My experience at Bard, so far, has been wonderful! Bard takes a unique learning approach for first years. We get to campus 3 weeks before all other students to do a Language and Thinking work shop....If I could see something change, on top of these wonderful required courses like Seminar, Citizen Science, and L&T; I would love to see a mandatory financial literacy course for first years on...Over all I have had a wonderful experience at Bard, have made so many friends and have had so many opportunities in just a few months. Never a dull moment at Bard and there is always some club, band,....

    Read 686 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 60%,

    Net Price: $24,318,

  11. Sarah Lawrence College

    4 Year,

    BRONXVILLE, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says As a recent graduate, I can say that Sarah Lawrence was the best investment I made for my future. Academics are self-guided, but supported by faculty. Students produce semester-long research papers in lieu of final exams, which enforce skills of time management, written analysis, and...Students have access to activities like theatre, sports, and clubs. On weekends some may choose to hang on campus, while others take a short train ride to NYC out of Bronxville. Housing is unique. My...I graduated SLC with an employment offer. Some of my friends went directly to phenomenal grad programs.

    Read 574 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 58%,

    Net Price: $34,091,

    SAT Range: 1260-1470,

  12. SUNY Geneseo

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    4 Year,

    GENESEO, NY,

    1049 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says SUNY Geneseo not only has a wonderful, intimate, and warm (not literally, unfortunately) student body and faculty, but also offers a thorough and extensive education. I graduated with two major and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 74%,

    Net Price: $20,594,

    SAT Range: 1160-1320,

  13. Elmira College

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    4 Year,

    ELMIRA, NY,

    590 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I fell in love with Elmira College as soon as I walked onto campus over 4 years ago for a tour. I certainly found my home away from home. It is a small, imitate campus where the professors care....

    Read 590 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Acceptance Rate: 94%,

    Net Price: $26,258,

    SAT Range: 1020-1260,

  14. Houghton University

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    4 Year,

    HOUGHTON, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Houghton University is perfect for me. Many students I know there are also former homeschoolers like myself, so it appears to be quite friendly to homeschoolers. It is indeed quite a Christ-centered....

    Read 407 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Acceptance Rate: 79%,

    Net Price: $24,502,

    SAT Range: 1080-1290,

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