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2023 Top Public Universities in New York

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  1. #1 Top Public Universities in New York.

    United States Military Academy at West Point

    4 Year,

    WEST POINT, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Even though the past year has been tough because of COVID restrictions, I have had overall a pretty good time at West Point. The people here are mainly what makes it worth it--I've made friends that....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    SAT Range: 1210-1440,

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  3. #5 Top Public Universities in New York.

    CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1314 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 1314 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $4,221,

    SAT Range: 1020-1160,

  4. #6 Top Public Universities in New York.

    University at Buffalo, SUNY

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    4 Year,

    BUFFALO, NY,

    3007 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..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $18,119,

    SAT Range: 1140-1310,

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  6. #7 Top Public Universities in New York.

    Stony Brook University, SUNY

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    4 Year,

    STONY BROOK, NY,

    2744 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,

  7. #8 Top Public Universities in New York.

    CUNY Baruch College

    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1384 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 1384 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $3,897,

    SAT Range: 1170-1360,

  8. #9 Top Public Universities in New York.

    Fashion Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1603 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I got accepted to FIT after I was waitlisted. I knew my desire to attend the best fashion school in the world could help advisors reconsider my acceptance. After multiple emails, lots of dead ends, I....

    Read 1603 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 59%,

    Net Price: $9,165,

  9. #12 Top Public Universities in New York.

    SUNY New Paltz

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    4 Year,

    NEW PALTZ, NY,

    1428 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 1428 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 62%,

    Net Price: $16,079,

    SAT Range: 1070-1260,

  10. #13 Top Public Universities in New York.

    CUNY City College of New York

    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1775 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says AMAZING education, amazing people, amazing environment. I just graduated with my bachelors and will go back for masters! If you are looking for a warm, welcoming university that emphasizes the....

    Read 1775 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 51%,

    Net Price: $4,546,

    SAT Range: 1050-1260,

  11. #16 Top Public Universities in New York.

    University at Albany, SUNY

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    4 Year,

    ALBANY, NY,

    2417 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 2417 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 57%,

    Net Price: $17,486,

    SAT Range: 1090-1250,

  12. #17 Top Public Universities in New York.

    CUNY Queens College

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    4 Year,

    QUEENS, NY,

    1180 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Queens is a very nice school. They've got a lot of great faculty members and staff to help you achieve your goal. They'll teach you how to be independent and prepare you to move on to the next level.....

    Read 1180 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 53%,

    Net Price: $5,594,

    SAT Range: 1040-1190,

  13. #18 Top Public Universities in New York.

    CUNY Brooklyn College

    4 Year,

    BROOKLYN, NY,

    1213 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says As I am experiencing my senior year in Brooklyn College (BC), I can strongly say that I wouldn't trade my college experience with BC to any other college. Much of my experience with Brooklyn College....

    Read 1213 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 50%,

    Net Price: $4,736,

    SAT Range: 1020-1180,

  14. #19 Top Public Universities in New York.

    SUNY Fredonia

    4 Year,

    FREDONIA, NY,

    1202 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The college campus in not too big, surrounded by a small town, and easy to get around the campus. My major is supported and enjoy the overall atmosphere. There could be more accessible tutoring and....

    Read 1202 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 72%,

    Net Price: $14,549,

    SAT Range: 1000-1210,

  15. SUNY Polytechnic Institute

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    4 Year,

    UTICA, NY,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I’m a junior undergrad here at Poly and I’ve been going since I started in 2020. COVID made things difficult, but as we are a state school we were stuck following state regulations. That being said,....

    Read 312 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 73%,

    Net Price: $14,586,

    SAT Range: 1000-1350,

  16. SUNY Brockport

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    4 Year,

    BROCKPORT, NY,

    1205 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says As of right now I love Brockport, the community is amazing. Everyone so far has been super welcoming and willing to help if you have any questions. I was nervous about transferring schools but....

    Read 1205 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 58%,

    Net Price: $16,076,

    SAT Range: 1000-1160,

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