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2020 Best Private Colleges in New York

Prepler’s college search tool helps you find a college that's right for you! These are 2020 Best Private Colleges in New York as ranked by Prepler. We can help you find best place to study.

Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in the City of New York

4 Year  •  New YorkNY  • 

10 reviews

Columbia University in the City of New York is a private not-for-profit university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,547 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 6%.

#1 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
6%
Net Price
$74,199
SAT Range
1410-1570
ACT Range
31-34
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Cornell University

Cornell University

4 Year  •  IthacaNY  • 

10 reviews

Cornell University is a private not-for-profit university based in Ithaca, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 3,349 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 12%.

#2 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
12%
Net Price
$70,321
SAT Range
1390-1550
ACT Range
31-34
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New York University

New York University

4 Year  •  New YorkNY  • 

10 reviews

New York University is a private not-for-profit university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 6,022 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 27%.

#3 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
27%
Net Price
$71,790
SAT Range
1290-1490
ACT Range
29-33
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University of Rochester

University of Rochester

4 Year  •  RochesterNY  • 

10 reviews

University of Rochester is a private not-for-profit university based in Rochester, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,550 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 34%.

#4 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
34%
Net Price
$70,108
SAT Range
1300-1490
ACT Range
29-33
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4 Year  •  TroyNY  • 

8 reviews

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private not-for-profit university based in Troy, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,663 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 43%.

#5 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
43%
Net Price
$70,132
SAT Range
1320-1500
ACT Range
28-32
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Syracuse University

Syracuse University

4 Year  •  SyracuseNY  • 

7 reviews

Syracuse University is a private not-for-profit university based in Syracuse, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 3,649 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 46%.

#6 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
46%
Net Price
$65,480
SAT Range
1160-1350
ACT Range
25-30
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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

4 Year  •  RochesterNY  • 

5 reviews

Rochester Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit university based in Rochester, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,758 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 56%.

#7 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
56%
Net Price
$54,714
SAT Range
1190-1380
ACT Range
26-32
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Hofstra University

Hofstra University

4 Year  •  HempsteadNY  • 

6 reviews

Hofstra University is a private not-for-profit university based in Hempstead, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,638 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 63%.

#8 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
63%
Net Price
$61,260
SAT Range
1130-1310
ACT Range
24-29
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Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University

4 Year  •  New YorkNY  • 

4 reviews

Yeshiva University is a private not-for-profit university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 620 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 62%.

#9 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
62%
Net Price
$60,525
SAT Range
1160-1420
ACT Range
23-29
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Fordham University

Fordham University

4 Year  •  BronxNY  • 

2 reviews

Fordham University is a private not-for-profit university based in Bronx, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,283 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 46%.

#10 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
46%
Net Price
$72,239
SAT Range
1230-1410
ACT Range
27-31
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The New School

The New School

4 Year  •  New YorkNY  • 

2 reviews

The New School is a private not-for-profit university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,599 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 61%.

#11 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
61%
Net Price
$69,475
SAT Range
1100-1310
ACT Range
24-28
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Clarkson University

Clarkson University

4 Year  •  PotsdamNY  • 

2 reviews

Clarkson University is a private not-for-profit university based in Potsdam, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 677 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 65%.

#12 in 2020 Best Private Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
65%
Net Price
$66,106
SAT Range
1143-1330
ACT Range
24-29
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