Colleges in New York

Colleges in New York

New York, the Empire State, with the motto “Ever Upward,” is a Northeastern state that’s home to the Statue of Liberty, the US symbol of freedom, democracy, and opportunity. New York City, The Big Apple, has, likewise, become known as a place of entrepreneurship, social tolerance, cinemas, and Broadway, and claims more than 40% of the state’s population. There are more than 200 colleges in New York, dozens of which are a part of either the State University of New York (SUNY) or the City University of New York (CUNY) systems. The oldest institution in the state is Columbia University, which was originally chartered as King’s College, and it’s also the most selective. New York has two federal service academies, Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Judaism institutions. Financial services claims the top industry spot in NY, but its closely followed by health care, professional and technical services, and retail trade. Standard attractions for New York include the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and the Empire State Building, as well as Watkins Glen State Park, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, and the Enchanted Mountain region.
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“…Columbia University is extremely challenging and therefore extremely rewarding. It does not allow you room to be average or mediocre because it encourages excellence. CU will show you what you are made of.” – Krizia from Fort Bragg, NC

“…Cornell University is an unparalleled college, filled with opportunities. Currently, I am in the Arts and Sciences College and though I wish to aspire to be a doctor, I am given the chance to study Latin and Ancient Civilization as a minor and to...” – Lisa from Commack, NY

“…NYU isn't a tight-knit campus school because its buildings are scattered throughout Lower Manhattan, so meeting people and developing a network is more difficult than the traditional environment where you may often see the same faces around school....” – Ian from Marietta, GA

“…The Campus is basically a miniature city within Syracuse. There are always activities to attend and ways to get involved. The classes are tough, but very rewarding if you put in the effort.” – Catherine from North Sutton, NH

“…Pace University is a great school that has afforded me so many fantastic opportunities I would not have received had I gone elsewhere. Pace has the most fantastic location in the heart of downtown Manhattan, making it ideal for anyone who wants to...” – Sarah in Brooklyn, NY

“…unique. rigorous. rewarding.” – Pre-med from Portland, OR

“…Fordham University is a family with open arms waiting for you to walk in. Once you enter into the family, you are embraced and encouraged to tap into all of the family's resources. These resources WILL help your intellectual, moral and...” – Constantine from Randolph, NJ

“…Stony Brook University affords one the opportunity to achieve goals they never thought possible. You will be pushed and tested but it is for your benefit in the future. For the price of the school, the amount you will learn about life, relationships...” – Ashley from Amityville, NY

“…Hofstra is a great college, with an at home feel that will increase your chance of success. The campus is clean, the professors helpful, and the food is good! There is no other college I would have rather attended.” – Lorie from Minnesota

“…The United States Military Academy at West Point is a great place to be if you like to have a structured and regimented way of life. You will be kept busy and will value the very little truly free time you get, but the friends you make here will last...” – Andrew from Columbus, GA

“…a large school with many opportunities (be it academics, socially, etc.) ” – Mina J from New York, New York

“…i am a transfer to this college and i have to say that it is amazing. hunter college has hundreds of courses you can choose from, a nice environment, wonderful people and everyone is extremely helpful.i would recommend anyone to attend this school” – Aisha from Bronx, NY

“…Colgate University is a Liberal Arts school on the top of a hill in the small village of Hamilton NY. It is a place where you are a part of a community and where you are likely to see at least three people you know on the way to class. Most of all it...” – Yekaterina from Amherst, NY

“…Basically, Parsons is ideal for anyone looking for an nontraditional college experience! The rules regarding attendance are strict because here you cant just take notes to learn; everything is hands on. The campus is surrounded by life and diversity...” – Sophia from Fords, NJ

“…Pratt is an oasis in the city for artistic people looking to develop and expand their skills. Prestigious and rigorous, this school is not for everybody, but it is a guaranteed that if you can get through four years here, you will be able to find...” – Landry from Scottsdale, AZ

“…Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an amazing engineering-based campus, capable of preparing future engineers for their futures! Although expensive, the curriculum, opportunity, and experience are well worth it! I enjoyed my first year here,...” – Nikki

“…in the end, it is what you make of it. adelphi really tries hard to make students feel welcome. the parties are not crazy, but again, you can make them fun for you.” – Thelma from New York, NY

Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY

“…Skidmore College is the perfect school if you're looking for a small liberal arts college. The classes are small and intimate, the professors brilliant and personable, and the courses are wide-ranging for those who are unsure of what they are...” – Taylor from Waterboro, ME

Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY

“…marist is a small campus with small classes in which professors learn your name and know your specific learning style. there is a lot of school spirit. there are many opportunities for off-campus trips into new york city and other exciting options. ” – Leah from Seaford, NY

“…It's honestly a great place to be if you're looking for a nice and simple environment. All resources are made available to students and the classes are small so students can receive a lot of attention from their teachers. Seeing how Ithaca College...” – Malika from Ridgewood, NY

“…Manhattan College is a college with very friendly people. It offers lots of student activities therefore you can never be bored! And it is conveniently located next to the subway station, to make traveling easier.” – Emily from Waterbury, CT

“…UA is a positive, diverse, invigorating environment for any person passionate about their education. It is a great place to meet new people, get involved in issues that make a difference, and continue the path of academic success. I chose to leave my...” – Elise from Blackwood, NJ

“…Hamilton College is for you if you love to learn, if you are enthusiastic and outdoorsy. If you are looking for a homey, small school with a cute little town, look no further. Hamilton is a truly wonderful place.” – Kimberly from Laurel, NY

“…i love this college. it is full of so many opportunities, and is located in the best area.” – Michael from Schenevus, NY

“…This college is a great choice to consider while looking into colleges. The campus is absolutely beautiful and peaceful to study during breaks! The administration and faculty is really helpful with all students! ” – Dhandavie from Far Rockaway, NY

Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY

“…Vassar College is school where anyone can go to be themselves without feeling self-conscious. It's a fascinating place with all kinds of interesting mixes of different styles and points of view, including the different architecture and the diverse...” – Zoe from Danbury, CT

“…New School is a wonderful school, small classes and very involved student and faculty. As students we also benefit from great lectures and organized events involving highly recognized professionals in fields from fashion design to sustainable...” – Saydee from Brooklyn, NY

“…When I visited the campus, it had an extremely upbeat social atmosphere. I felt really comfortable there during the campus tour and I would suggest researching more about this college for anyone who has fears about leaving their home, because it...” – Matthew from Brooklyn, NY

“…i would rate fit, 9 out of 10. fit offers endless opportunities that allow students to get involved in the fashion industry in college. all of the professors and faculty are serious about every students success. last but not least, fashion institute...” – Michelle Smith

“…The academics are rigorous RIT is not a place to take your academics lightly. How good your social life is depends on what your looking for. If your a geek you'll fit right in but if more of a party person it will be harder for you to find your niche...” – Ernesto from Inglewood, CA

Iona College
New Rochelle, NY

“…Iona is a small college which is good if that is what you are looking for. The small community allows you to get to know other students, even upper class men! Over all the school is great, educational wise and social life wise. ” – Mishelle

“…Simply put, I love Barnard and truly almost everyone I know does as well. I have never felt more independent, challenged, or excited as I do living in New York City and taking classes at Columbia. And because of Barnard, I also feel empowered as a...” – Barnard_2014

“…Great School” – Brittany from Utica, NY

“…Manhattanville is a friendly community where everyone comes together as a family. It is a small loving school where everyone wants to see one another do well. Manhattanville is home to me. ” – Sonia from Elmhurst, NY

“…Marymount Manhattan College is in an ideal location for students interested in all kinds of studies. The college is incredibly helpful in ensuring students get everything they need from tutoring to finding an internship in the city. The professors...” – Brittany from Leonardo, NJ

“…Cortland is very diverse. I see people of many races attending the school. Everyone here is so polite and very excited to be here.” – Whitney from Cortland, NY

“…canisius is a fun place to be, there is a loving atmosphere. the campus is absolutely beautiful! go griffs!” – Monique from Syracuse, NY

“…St. John's University is an amazing school. Not only is the campus amazing but the people are great as well. You will feel more than at home here.” – Jessica from Elmhurst, NY

Niagara University
Niagara University, NY

“…niagara university is a wonderful place to go for your undergraduate and graduate as well. with its small class sizes and extremely knowledgeable professors you are sure to get an excellent education. the professors and staff are very caring and...” – Michelle from Gasport, NY

“…The campus is beautiful, it's not too big, but not too small either, just the perfect size. If you are looking for a great education program than Oneonta is the place. The professors are always there to help you out and overall, all the students are...” – Education Major

“…Can be challenging even to the smartest person. It's a small school so literally everyone knows each other after a while. The academic opportunities are endless ” – John from Brooklyn, NY

Siena College
Loudonville, NY

“…Siena is an amazing school! Everyone is very welcoming, most of the professors are clear and knowledgeable about their subject, and there are many things to do on and off campus. Awesome school for anyone who both works and plays hard. ” – Erin

“…Buffalo State is very diverse. They have a really great program for my major and I love the fact thats in the middle of the city and surrounded by art.” – Aleeah from Buffalo, NY

Bard College
Annandale On Hudson, NY

“…Bard College is not only a beautiful college, but is also on a beautiful mission to help college student learn and cultivate their ambitions and talents. Bard College has just the right balance of peace on campus to study and adventure in the city...” – Briana from Alpharetta, GA

“…Binghamton University has been a very academic, challenging and exceptional institution for my higher education experience. I have gotten involved with many different clubs, theater, sorority, community service and continue to maintain over a 3.5...” – jocelyn from Scarsdale, NY

“…outstanding school to attend, offers bachelor degree in culinary arts/management and great place to meet a variety of chefs” – Jeffrey from PHILADELPHIA, PA

“…NYIT has two campuses in New York. I enthusiastically attend the Manhattan Campus. The location in incredible and curriculum is challenging.” – lee martin from Belmar,, NJ

“…Choosing to attend LIM College has been the best decision I have ever made. I love the tight-knit community and industry experience that LIM offers. Every one is a familiar face to me, and I like that! ” – Maura from Maspeth , NY

Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, NY

“…Mercy college is a very professional college. They are very student oriented and they make students feel important! They are expensive, but worth it!” – Carolyn from White Plains, NY

“…Hartwick is a wonderful school that provides a small community for students as well as an interactive environment for active students. There are many things to do both on weekdays and weekends, and most students stay on campus every weekend. Every...” – Katie

“…Wonderful school.” – Mia from Charlotte, VT

“…This University is very concerned about the well-being of their students. My experience there as a freshman was wonderful. The campus is very welcoming as well.” – Cassie from Russell, NY

“…Brockport is a small-town community for the entire world. From our international studies program, to our residential life, to our classroom, Brockport provided me with a taste of everything that I wanted in the world. Come to Brockport if you want a...” – Brianna from North Tonawanda, NY

“…The program I am attending is a PsyD in School Psych, and has a very strong reputation. The school is known for a few things, particularly the art programs it has. It is a very quiet location in Upstate, NY.” – Nicholas from Groton, NY

“…Sarah Lawrence is the safest place to explore all aspects of yourself. The faculty and staff are more helpful and loving than you can imagine and the friends you'll make here are the truest ones you'll make anywhere. If that isn't enough, the...” – Lydia from Scottsdale, AZ

“…I visited this school today and I absolutely fell in love with it. It's so beautiful and fun. The campus is easy to navigate and unique.” – Miranda from Skaneateles, NY

Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY

“…molloy college is an intriguing college. it's small yet close-knit and friendly. molloy college is where you go to start something. ” – Elana from Brooklyn, NY

“…its amazing. the professors work with you one on one with any problems or conflicts that you run into. the students and staff are amazing and they make the entire experience incredible.” – Sonia from Fabius, NY

“…this school was my first choice since i was a junior in high school. for me to get accepted here is an great honor. even though the classes are sometime hard theres alway tutoring and office hours from your professor willing to help you all the way...” – Celida from Bronx, NY

Wagner College
Staten Island, NY

“…wagner is an excellent place to learn. the environment is calming and suitable for studying. there is also always someone wanting to help you become a better student. ” – Kari from Brooklyn, NY

“…The College of Staten Island is a reasonably priced college that is affordable. CSI's professors are helpful and they each student with any problem that they might need. CSI is great for me because the campus offers a wide range of free semester...” – Dominic from Staten Island, NY

“…The professors don't see questions as stupid because if chances are there are a few other people in your class who are wondering the same thing. They truly care about a student's life and will try to help them succeed. The campus constantly has some...” – Kassandra from Valley Stream, NY

“…nassau community college is a great school for finding what you want to do in life. it really helped me decide and find my passion and what i want to do as my career. definitely give this school a 10.” – Qiana from West Babylon, NY

“…This is a great institution of learning where everyone is treated equally. There are three physical campuses one in the Bronx, another in New Rochelle and one in St. Lucia. They also offer on line classes for the working class.” – Janice from Brooklyn, NY

“…This campus is beautiful, every now and then you'll even see a family of deer in the denser tree areas. This food is better than I was making for myself at home! People are polite, everyone is here for education and your privacy is respected as long...” – Savannah from New Lebanon, NY

“…the greatest education i ever thought i would get. the teachers and students all work together to make sure we get the proper education. fantastic school.” – Nicole from Coventry, RI

“…This school is the prefect size for anyone. The programs are very good. Everyone makes you feel comfortable.” – Dylan from Slingerlands, NY

“…I think that it is a wonderful college. It offers many different degrees and programs. They also have professors that really understand the students and are very helpful as well.” – Cheyanne from Earlville, NY

“…Overall, Mount Saint Vincent, is a really good school. The school is co-ed, has a wide expanse of clubs and sports, and it's mainly a small private catholic school with a beautiful campus. ” – Tanina from Brooklyn, NY

“…st francis is a small college for big dreams. the professors are always willing to help their students. they make the school a great place to learn.” – Azania from Brooklyn, NY

“…St. Bonaventure is a very welcoming school with equally welcoming staff and students. This school has such a great atmosphere, not only for learning but also for other things. I would recommend St. Bonaventure to anyone.” – Arin from Depew, NY

“…Yeshiva University is a welcoming school that has many opportunities in almost any field. In addition, the faculty members are most helpful. Moreover, Yeshiva University opens many doors for many pre-med students who apply to medical schools.” – Diana from Rego Park, NY

“…this is a rural campus that has a waterfront view of one of most beautiful finger lakes in the region. it's dedicated to education and makes sure that you leave here knowing what you want to do for the rest of your life. every year you get the month...” – Nichole from Brunswick, ME

“…St. John fisher is a great place to go if you want to go to a small school were the professors like to work with you. The only bad thing is it's so small that it's kinda like high school. Don't do something you think people will never find out about,...” – Alexandria from Akron, NY

“…cazenovia college is great for its size because it does have a lot more to offer then one would think. most of the people are friendly, and willing to get to know a diverse group of people. and the campus life overall is good if you are one that...” – Kara from Little Falls, NY

“…onondaga community college is definitely the cream of the crop when it comes to junior colleges. it gives every applicant a fair chance by never denying an application and it provides a quality education for those who maybe cannot afford a four-year...” – Casey from East Syracuse, NY

“…If you are a Christian, loves going to church and loves school. Nyack is for you! Worship and praise in the elevators (usually Monday), teachers who actually care about your academic achievements, and students who would not mind helping to achieve.” – Joanna from Flushing, NY

“…Excellent school” – Christopher from Panama, NY

“…In my opinion, Hilbert College is great for a couple of major reasons. First, Hilbert professors go out of their way to not only encourage, but also help their students do well in school and look for opportunities for jobs after school. Also, I love...” – Laur from Hamburg, NY

“…Touro college is a small school with smaller classes which allows the professors to build individual relationships with students. The professors are interested in the students overall and display enthusiasm for their area of study. The campus is...” – Sara

“…I love the small campus. I feel like I belong here!” – Rachel from Arkport, NY

“…great place to start. they have wonderful professors who care about you. a caring staff who is there to help you. ” – TRAMAR from Southampton, NY

“…Excelsior College is very supportive of its students. Excelsior provides a Counselor that makes contact with the student for continued support and eliminates frustration for the student. Excelsior makes frequent contact with the student to determine...” – Sylvia from Shaker Hts, OH

“…Very friendly and welcoming. The small campus allows you to get to know practically everyone on campus!” – Nikola from Newburgh, NY

“…it's a great college to attend especially if you can't afford or don't want to go to a four year school” – Joseph from Latham, NY

“…brooklyn college is a great school. it has a beautiful campus, a variety of interesting courses and a very big resource-filled library. however, one thing lack in brooklyn college is the lack of a thriving social culture and atmosphere. ” – John from Brooklyn, NY

“…wells college is rated a 9, just like any other college it has its faults but overall this is a wonderful environment. the scenery is beautiful and its a nice peaceful place fit to get work done and have fun! i truly love my school its very...” – Ashley from Aurora, NY

“…D'Youville's motto of educating for life couldn't be more accurate; the academic excellence, help, and interaction with considerate professors, and the small-sized campus make for a great opportunity to learn-and retain-valuable information that will...” – Nicole from Lancaster, NY

“…this school is absolutely top notch the teachers are excellent. your grades are only as good as the effort you put in the staff is excellent all around at dutchess!” – Damian from Wappingers Falls, NY

“…I couldn't ask for more from an institution. Progressive, stimulating, accommodating, and in New York City? What more could you ask for? ” – Carey from New York, NY

“…I really enjoy the Christian atmosphere here at Roberts Wesleyan College. I really feel like the professors care for their students and the student: teacher ratio here makes it a more close knit environment. I feel like I've gotten a quality...” – Emelie from Rochester, NY

“…pretty decent engineering school. big competition. if you want to do architecture its a good school too.” – Waldemar from Ridgewood, NY

“…The College of New Rochelle has the best nursing program and professors that's there to assist you on your journey. The College of New Rochelle is affiliated with some of the best facilities for clinical rotations. If you looking for an adequate and...” – Alicia from Yonkers, NY

“…Cool.” – Abcde (pronounced AB-CIDAH) from New Rochelle, NY

“…It is a great medical school. The health fields are well represented by the faculty. The students are extremely dedicated and focused 24/7.” – Gina from Bronx, NY

“…ECC is a large community college with good class sizes. I feel I can learn better here than at a university. The programs are endless and even traveling to other campuses is simple.” – Ana from Buffalo, NY

“…Genesee Community College is a very small school with classes sizes averaging 20 kids. GCC is very affordable and it a great way to start off, whether someone is undecided about a major or don't know what college to go to. The application process...” – Kaitlyn from Oakfield, NY

“…Superb faculty; very willing to help. Very intimate with one on one assistance. Looking forward to fall semester.” – Jessica from South Wales, NY

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