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2024 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,

    1346 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Columbia University, is and always has been a signal of scholastic greatness, settled inside the most beautiful New York City. Columbia is known for its prestigious scholastics and amazing and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 4%,

    Net Price: $12,411,

    SAT Range: 1470-1570,

  2. #3 Top Private Universities 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,

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  4. #5 Top Private Universities 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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  6. #8 Top Private Universities 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,

  7. #9 Top Private Universities in New York.

    University of Rochester

    4 Year,

    ROCHESTER, NY,

    1610 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Other says Parent here of a sophomore. The school has exceptional academics and beautiful riverside campus. We were especially impressed with the admissions process as the personalized outreach. For example,....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $40,125,

    SAT Range: 1370-1520,

  8. #12 Top Private Universities 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,

  9. #13 Top Private Universities 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,

  10. #14 Top Private Universities in New York.

    Syracuse University

    4 Year,

    SYRACUSE, NY,

    3571 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Syracuse University has a lot of school spirit. There are always people wearing orange on campus! I'm impressed by the number of student organizations and the range of academic offerings. I recommend....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 59%,

    Net Price: $43,545,

    SAT Range: 1220-1400,

  11. #23 Top Private Universities in New York.

    Manhattan College

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    4 Year,

    RIVERDALE, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says One thing I like about Manhattan college is its strong sense of community, emphasis on experiential learning, and commitment to social justice. The college's small class sizes, dedicated faculty, and...And on thing I'll like to see changed about Manhattan college is the Financial aid,Concerns about the cost of education and the availability of financial aid are often expressed. Students may desire....

    Read 871 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 75%,

    Net Price: $27,651,

    SAT Range: 1060-1280,

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