List of 100 best universities in New York State

We ranked 100 best universities in New York State based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 70.2M citations received by 1.42M publications made by 221 universities in New York State, measured the popularity of 14,030 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. Columbia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $21,828
  2. Cornell University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Average SAT
    1480
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $28,921
  3. New York University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1440
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $37,739
  4. University of Rochester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1405
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $32,939
  5. University at Buffalo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  6. Stony Brook University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1335
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    79%
  7. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Average SAT
    1390
    Average ACT
    31
    Net Price
    $41,006
  8. Syracuse University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Average SAT
    1280
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $43,111
  9. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    1,233
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1963
  10. Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    1,327
    Male:Female
    43:57
  11. SUNY at Albany logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1170
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  12. Rockefeller University logo
    Enrollment
    248
    Male:Female
    56:44
    Founded
    1901
  13. Fordham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Average SAT
    1345
    Average ACT
    30
    Net Price
    $39,558
  14. Rochester Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1315
    Average ACT
    30
    Net Price
    $33,744
  15. Yeshiva University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Average SAT
    1270
    Average ACT
    27
    Net Price
    $33,953
  16. Binghamton University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Average SAT
    1360
    Average ACT
    31
    Receiving Aid
    75%
  17. St John's University - New York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Average SAT
    1195
    Average ACT
    26
    Net Price
    $26,993
  18. New School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1265
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $50,377
  19. Hofstra University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Average SAT
    1250
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $32,975
  20. United States Military Academy logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Average SAT
    1270
    Average ACT
    28
    Enrollment
    4,457
  21. Pace University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Average SAT
    1140
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $32,492
  22. Clarkson University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Average SAT
    1255
    Average ACT
    27
    Net Price
    $29,891
  23. New York Medical College logo
    Enrollment
    1,543
    Male:Female
    37:63
    Founded
    1860
  24. Ithaca College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Net Price
    $34,942
    Receiving Aid
    97%
    Average Aid
    $27,735
  25. Vassar College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Average SAT
    1445
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $24,811
  26. SUNY Downstate Medical Center logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    1,899
    Male:Female
    34:66
    Founded
    1860
  27. Lehman College, CUNY logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Average SAT
    1070
    Receiving Aid
    92%
    Average Aid
    $10,588
  28. Upstate Medical University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    1,588
    Male:Female
    36:64
    Founded
    1834
  29. Albany Medical College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    3%
    Enrollment
    828
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1839
  30. CUNY Hunter College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Average SAT
    1260
    Receiving Aid
    88%
    Average Aid
    $9,024
  31. Colgate University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    23%
    Average SAT
    1415
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $23,503
  32. Long Island University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Average SAT
    1185
    Average ACT
    25
    Net Price
    $25,436
  33. Union College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Average SAT
    1320
    Average ACT
    30
    Net Price
    $39,527
  34. Adelphi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Average SAT
    1155
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $28,130
  35. Barnard College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $26,649
  36. Bard College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Net Price
    $27,652
    Receiving Aid
    75%
    Average Aid
    $45,183
  37. Hamilton College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1445
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $29,117
  38. Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Enrollment
    261
    Male:Female
    14:86
  39. Skidmore College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Average SAT
    1310
    Average ACT
    30
    Net Price
    $23,589
  40. SUNY College at Oswego logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Average SAT
    1155
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    97%
  41. New York Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Average SAT
    1183
    Average ACT
    26
    Net Price
    $22,197
  42. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Average SAT
    1210
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    92%
  43. SUNY at Purchase College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    52%
    Average SAT
    1160
    Average ACT
    27
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  44. Marist College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Net Price
    $38,715
    Receiving Aid
    92%
    Average Aid
    $18,651
  45. Hobart William Smith Colleges logo
    Acceptance Rate
    66%
    Average SAT
    1273
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $37,761
  46. Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Average SAT
    980
    Average ACT
    21
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  47. Alfred University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Average SAT
    1060
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $21,646
  48. Manhattan College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Average SAT
    1170
    Average ACT
    26
    Net Price
    $29,943
  49. State University of New York at New Paltz logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Average SAT
    1185
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    82%
  50. Pratt Institute - Main logo
    Acceptance Rate
    56%
    Average SAT
    1270
    Average ACT
    27
    Net Price
    $45,880
  51. SUNY College at Brockport logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Average SAT
    1100
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    92%
  52. Canisius College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Average SAT
    1150
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $19,330
  53. Siena College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Net Price
    $27,997
    Receiving Aid
    98%
    Average Aid
    $27,709
  54. St Lawrence University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Average SAT
    1265
    Average ACT
    29
    Net Price
    $34,047
  55. SUNY Cortland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Average SAT
    1160
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    86%
  56. SUNY College at Geneseo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Average SAT
    1215
    Average ACT
    26
    Receiving Aid
    84%
  57. Iona College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    84%
    Average SAT
    1080
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $28,135
  58. CUNY Queens College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    49%
    Average SAT
    1120
    Receiving Aid
    79%
    Average Aid
    $9,111
  59. CUNY Medgar Evers College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Receiving Aid
    89%
    Average Aid
    $8,101
    Enrollment
    5,798
  60. Brooklyn Law School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    48%
    Enrollment
    1,096
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1901
  61. SUNY at Fredonia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1095
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  62. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Average SAT
    1418
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $28,366
  63. Le Moyne College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Average SAT
    1177
    Average ACT
    25
    Net Price
    $23,067
  64. CUNY City College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Average SAT
    1145
    Receiving Aid
    87%
    Average Aid
    $10,059
  65. Saint John Fisher College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Average SAT
    1165
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $28,468
  66. CUNY Graduate School and University Center logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    8,503
    Male:Female
    35:65
    Founded
    1961
  67. Touro College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Net Price
    $24,916
    Receiving Aid
    88%
    Average Aid
    $10,599
  68. Sarah Lawrence College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Average SAT
    1331
    Average ACT
    30
    Net Price
    $40,630
  69. SUNY College at Plattsburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Average SAT
    1080
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    94%
  70. Niagara University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    89%
    Average SAT
    1125
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $18,462
  71. St Bonaventure University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Average SAT
    1135
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $23,445
  72. SUNY College at Oneonta logo
    Acceptance Rate
    56%
    Average SAT
    1080
    Average ACT
    24
    Receiving Aid
    85%
  73. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    43%
    Average SAT
    1260
    Receiving Aid
    77%
    Average Aid
    $9,657
  74. School of Visual Arts logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1215
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $49,548
  75. SUNY College at Potsdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Receiving Aid
    98%
    Average Aid
    $10,038
    Enrollment
    3,339
  76. New York Law School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    53%
    Enrollment
    1,102
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1891
  77. Enrollment
    4,489
    Male:Female
    20:80
  78. SUNY Empire State College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Receiving Aid
    89%
    Average Aid
    $8,227
    Enrollment
    10,440
  79. Utica College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Net Price
    $22,474
    Receiving Aid
    98%
    Average Aid
    $10,681
  80. Mercy College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Average SAT
    985
    Average ACT
    21
    Net Price
    $15,283
  81. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Average SAT
    1055
    Receiving Aid
    85%
    Average Aid
    $9,462
  82. Fashion Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    54%
    Receiving Aid
    73%
    Average Aid
    $6,858
    Enrollment
    8,726
  83. CUNY Brooklyn College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Average SAT
    1130
    Receiving Aid
    83%
    Average Aid
    $9,615
  84. Hartwick College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Average SAT
    1120
    Average ACT
    23
    Net Price
    $23,473
  85. Bank Street College of Education logo
    Enrollment
    717
    Male:Female
    19:81
    Founded
    1916
  86. D'Youville College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    88%
    Average SAT
    1140
    Average ACT
    22
    Net Price
    $19,659
  87. SUNY Polytechnic Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    69%
    Average SAT
    1180
    Average ACT
    25
    Receiving Aid
    96%
  88. United States Merchant Marine Academy logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Average SAT
    1260
    Average ACT
    29
    Receiving Aid
    20%
  89. College of Saint Rose logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Net Price
    $23,047
    Receiving Aid
    100%
    Average Aid
    $25,099
  90. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    25,245
    Male:Female
    51:49
  91. Nazareth College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Net Price
    $30,240
    Receiving Aid
    100%
    Average Aid
    $19,183
  92. Manhattanville College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Net Price
    $25,205
    Receiving Aid
    100%
    Average Aid
    $26,445
  93. Wagner College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Net Price
    $32,294
    Receiving Aid
    100%
    Average Aid
    $28,357
  94. Jewish Theological Seminary of America logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Average SAT
    1406
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $50,088
  95. Enrollment
    812
    Male:Female
    48:52
  96. Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Average SAT
    1240
    Average ACT
    26
    Net Price
    $30,358
  97. Farmingdale State College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Average SAT
    1070
    Average ACT
    22
    Receiving Aid
    74%
  98. Albany Law School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    534
    Male:Female
    44:56
    Founded
    1851
  99. Marymount Manhattan College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Average SAT
    1090
    Average ACT
    24
    Net Price
    $38,900