2013 Top 15 New York State Colleges & Universities Tuition Comparison

New York State Has 472 colleges and universities - 115 public and 357 private schools. Over 1.7 Million students enrolled in one of NY colleges last year.

Here, we introduce top 15 NY colleges based on Forbes College Ranking data. Next table shows overview of the top 15 schools. Excepting the United States Military Academy, all other 14 schools are private. 6 schools are ranked within 50 of US ranking and other 5 schools are in top 100.

NY
Ranking
US
Ranking
NameType & LevelCity PopulationTuition
15Columbia University in the City of New York4 years
Private
New York 27,257$ 43,088
27United States Military Academy4 years
Public
West Point 4,728N/A
319Cornell University4 years
Private
Ithaca 21,437$ 41,325
427Vassar College4 years
Private
Poughkeepsie 2,672$ 44,050
536Colgate University4 years
Private
Hamilton 3,038$ 42,625
647Hamilton College4 years
Private
Clinton 1,998$ 42,220
754Barnard College4 years
Private
New York 2,519$ 40,422
856New York University4 years
Private
New York 50,444$ 39,344
958Union College4 years
Private
New York 2,260$ 43,131
1061University of Rochester4 years
Private
New York 10,834$ 41,040
1167Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art4 years
Private
New York 1,020$ 37,500
12105Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute4 years
Private
Troy 6,744$ 41,600
13108Hobart William Smith Colleges4 years
Private
Geneva 2,179$ 42,014
14115Skidmore College4 years
Private
Saratoga Springs 3,001$ 41,520
15123Syracuse University4 years
Private
Syracuse 31,780$ 36,300


Following table summaries and compares tuition and living costs between the top 15 schools in NY state. We note that the US Military Academy has no tuition information because all students are granted by the school, government or state.
2013 New York State Top 15 Colleges Tuition Comparison Summary Table
RankingSchool NameTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State On CampusOff Campus
1 Columbia University in the City of New York$ 45,028$ 2,218$ 1,040$ 13,254N/A
2 United States Military AcademyTuition Information is not available
3 Cornell University$ 43,185$ 228$ 820$ 15,358$ 15,358
4 Vassar College$ 45,580$ 690$ 900$ 12,150$ 10,040
5 Colgate University$ 44,330$ 310$ 1,140$ 11,965N/A
6 Hamilton College$ 43,910$ 440$ 1,300$ 11,770N/A
7 Barnard College$ 41,850$ 1,652$ 1,146$ 15,176$ 2,886
8 New York University$ 40,878$ 2,326$ 1,070$ 17,133$ 17,133
9 Union College$ 44,748$ 471$ 542$ 12,339N/A
10 University of Rochester$ 42,890$ 776$ 1,290$ 14,200N/A
11 Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art$ 38,550$ 1,700$ 1,400$ 12,245$ 17,710
12 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute$ 43,350$ 1,125$ 1,120$ 13,875N/A
13 Hobart William Smith Colleges$ 43,484$ 954$ 1,300$ 11,961$ 11,261
14 Skidmore College$ 43,138$ 882$ 1,300$ 13,092N/A
15 Syracuse University$ 37,610$ 1,394$ 1,342$ 15,254$ 15,254
Average$ 42,752$ 42,752$ 1,083$ 1,122$ 13,555$ 12,806

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