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2023 Top Private Universities in New York

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  1. #1 Top Private Universities 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 Top Private Universities 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 Top Private Universities 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 Top Private Universities 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 Top Private Universities 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 Top Private Universities 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 Top Private Universities 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. #14 Top Private Universities in New York.

    Syracuse University

    4 Year,

    SYRACUSE, NY,

    3456 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 3456 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $47,177,

    SAT Range: 1180-1380,

  11. #16 Top Private Universities in New York.

    Rochester Institute of Technology

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    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,

  12. #17 Top Private Universities 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,

  13. #19 Top Private Universities in New York.

    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,

  14. #20 Top Private Universities in New York.

    Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

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    4 Year,

    ALBANY, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Best decision I've made to further my education in medicine. As a student in the Biomed Tech B.S./AMCs PA Program, I’m appreciative for the focus of classes. If I'd chosen Pre-Med elsewhere, I....

    Read 402 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 75%,

    Net Price: $30,891,

    SAT Range: 1130-1300,

  15. #22 Top Private Universities in New York.

    D'Youville University

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    4 Year,

    BUFFALO, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says D'Youville University is an incredible place. This is my last year on campus and seeing all of the growth and progress over my five years has been amazing. The study spaces have been completely...There are some people that find things to complain about all the time but that's typical. I'm so proud to be a Saint and I'm so sad that I graduate this year year. The friends I have made are incredible and will be a part of me for life. Insider tip: Don't try to get Starbucks during Red Time or you'll be waiting forever. Hit up one of the Keurigs in KAB instead. It's free and the fridges usually have flavors and creamers in them..

    Read 430 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 84%,

    Net Price: $21,377,

    SAT Range: 960-1150,

  16. #23 Top Private Universities in New York.

    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,

  17. #24 Top Private Universities in New York.

    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,

  18. #25 Top Private Universities in New York.

    St. John Fisher University

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    4 Year,

    ROCHESTER, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says My experience at St. John Fisher University has been nothing but amazing. The university really values each and every student to ensure that they are in good standing whether it be in academics or....

    Read 578 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $29,722,

    SAT Range: 1060-1240,

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