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2020 Best Public Colleges in New York

Check out our list of 2020 Best Public Colleges in New York to see which one is right for you.

University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo

4 Year  •  BuffaloNY  • 

8 reviews

University at Buffalo is a public university based in Buffalo, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 4,179 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 57%.

#1 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
57%
Net Price
$26,158
SAT Range
1080-1260
ACT Range
24-28
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Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

4 Year  •  Stony BrookNY  • 

7 reviews

Stony Brook University is a public university based in Stony Brook, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 3,167 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 42%.

#2 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
42%
Net Price
$25,471
SAT Range
1210-1410
ACT Range
26-31
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SUNY at Albany

SUNY at Albany

4 Year  •  AlbanyNY  • 

5 reviews

SUNY at Albany is a public university based in Albany, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,814 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 54%.

#3 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
54%
Net Price
$25,682
SAT Range
1080-1260
ACT Range
22-26
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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

4 Year  •  SyracuseNY  • 

2 reviews

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is a public university based in Syracuse, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 329 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 52%.

#4 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
52%
Net Price
$27,303
SAT Range
1150-1300
ACT Range
24-28
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CUNY City College

CUNY City College

4 Year  •  New YorkNY

CUNY City College is a public university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,705 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 46%.

#5 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
46%
Net Price
$29,284
SAT Range
1040-1240
ACT Range
-
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Binghamton University

Binghamton University

4 Year  •  VestalNY

Binghamton University is a public university based in Vestal, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,736 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 40%.

#6 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
40%
Net Price
$26,100
SAT Range
1290-1431
ACT Range
28-31
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CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

4 Year  •  New YorkNY

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College is a public university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,605 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 29%.

#7 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
29%
Net Price
$31,782
SAT Range
1190-1350
ACT Range
-
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SUNY College at Geneseo

SUNY College at Geneseo

4 Year  •  GeneseoNY

SUNY College at Geneseo is a public university based in Geneseo, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,340 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 72%.

#8 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
72%
Net Price
$25,122
SAT Range
1120-1300
ACT Range
24-29
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State University of New York at New Paltz

State University of New York at New Paltz

4 Year  •  New PaltzNY

State University of New York at New Paltz is a public university based in New Paltz, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,105 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 44%.

#9 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
44%
Net Price
$24,230
SAT Range
1100-1260
ACT Range
23-28
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CUNY Hunter College

CUNY Hunter College

4 Year  •  New YorkNY

CUNY Hunter College is a public university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 2,337 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 40%.

#10 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
40%
Net Price
$22,064
SAT Range
1120-1290
ACT Range
-
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SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime College

4 Year  •  Throggs NeckNY

SUNY Maritime College is a public university based in Throggs Neck, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 342 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 69%.

#11 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
69%
Net Price
$25,308
SAT Range
1100-1253
ACT Range
22-26
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CUNY Queens College

CUNY Queens College

4 Year  •  QueensNY

CUNY Queens College is a public university based in Queens, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,672 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 42%.

#12 in 2020 Best Public Colleges in New York

Acceptance Rate
42%
Net Price
$28,302
SAT Range
1060-1220
ACT Range
-
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