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2023 Best Test Optional Colleges in New York

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  1. #1 Best Test Optional Colleges 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 Best Test Optional Colleges 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. #6 Best Test Optional Colleges 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,

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  6. #7 Best Test Optional Colleges 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,

  7. #8 Best Test Optional Colleges 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,

  8. #9 Best Test Optional Colleges 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,

  9. #12 Best Test Optional Colleges 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,

  10. #17 Best Test Optional Colleges in New York.

    Syracuse University

    4 Year,

    SYRACUSE, NY,

    3455 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 3455 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $47,177,

    SAT Range: 1180-1380,

  11. #18 Best Test Optional Colleges in New York.

    CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1313 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 1313 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $4,221,

    SAT Range: 1020-1160,

  12. #19 Best Test Optional Colleges in New York.

    University at Buffalo, SUNY

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    4 Year,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    3003 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 3003 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $18,119,

    SAT Range: 1140-1310,

  13. #20 Best Test Optional Colleges in New York.

    Stony Brook University, SUNY

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    4 Year,

    STONY BROOK, NY,

    2743 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,

  14. #22 Best Test Optional Colleges in New York.

    CUNY Baruch College

    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1382 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 1382 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $3,897,

    SAT Range: 1170-1360,

  15. #23 Best Test Optional Colleges in New York.

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    Blue checkmark.

    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!.

    Read 2690 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 74%,

    Net Price: $36,514,

    SAT Range: 1220-1420,

  16. #24 Best Test Optional Colleges 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,

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