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2023 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York

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  1. #1 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York.

    Columbia University

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1290 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 1290 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $22,126,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  2. #2 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York.

    Syracuse University

    4 Year,

    SYRACUSE, NY,

    3452 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 3452 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $47,177,

    SAT Range: 1180-1380,

  3. #3 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York.

    Barnard College

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    454 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 454 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $30,572,

    SAT Range: 1350-1520,

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  6. #8 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York.

    St. Joseph's University - New York

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    4 Year,

    BROOKLYN, NY,

    302 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 302 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 71%,

    Net Price: $16,290,

    SAT Range: 1020-1200,

  7. #9 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York.

    LIM College

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says LIM College is an overall great school. They have so many clubs to join and I feel like it’s so easy to make friends. The campus is in Midtown NYC, which for me isn’t my favorite neighborhood to be....

    Read 304 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $37,470,

    SAT Range: 940-1130,

  8. #10 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York.

    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,

  9. #11 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York.

    CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1302 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 1302 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $4,221,

    SAT Range: 1020-1160,

  10. #12 Colleges with the Best Student Life 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,

  11. #16 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York.

    University at Buffalo, SUNY

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    4 Year,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    2998 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 2998 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $18,119,

    SAT Range: 1140-1310,

  12. #17 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York.

    SUNY New Paltz

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    4 Year,

    NEW PALTZ, NY,

    1425 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I’m a beginning SUNY New Paltz freshman and I have recently attended orientation at the campus. The welcoming services were extremely helpful and the orientation activities were entertaining and....

    Read 1425 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 62%,

    Net Price: $16,079,

    SAT Range: 1070-1260,

  13. #19 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York.

    University at Albany, SUNY

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    4 Year,

    ALBANY, NY,

    2409 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says At the University at Albany, I have met such an incredible, diverse group of people enrolled. I am always greeted with so many familiar faces despite the campus size. Our RA was exceptionally helpful....

    Read 2409 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $17,486,

    SAT Range: 1090-1250,

  14. #20 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York.

    Berkeley College - New York

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Berkeley College is located in Midtown, in the center of Manhattan, about a 5-minute walk from Grand Central Station. It is very convenient for transportation. Near the school, there is also a famous....

    Read 381 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $17,813,

  15. #23 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York.

    Monroe College - Bronx/New Rochelle

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    4 Year,

    BRONX, NY,

    798 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 798 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 49%,

    Net Price: $12,330,

  16. #25 Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York.

    Union College - New York

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    4 Year,

    SCHENECTADY, NY,

    596 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 596 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $37,630,

    SAT Range: 1210-1400,

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