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Best Value Colleges in New York by Academic Quality per Dollar

These are the New York schools which appear on CollegeCalc's Best Value Colleges in America ranking and represent the colleges providing the finest education balanced against an affordable average net price. The best value in New York ranking goes to Stony Brook University with a 87th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $13,352 average net price.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2016-2017 academic year.

New York's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
Average Net Price College Rating $Value
$13,352
Average Net Price
1) Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, Public Not For Profit
87 84
$15,572
Average Net Price
2) SUNY at Binghamton
Vestal, Public Not For Profit
90 82
$14,546
Average Net Price
3) University at Buffalo
Buffalo, Public Not For Profit
78 81
$15,850
Average Net Price
4) SUNY at Geneseo
Geneseo, Public Not For Profit
75 79
$19,661
Average Net Price
5) Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, Private Not For Profit
96 79
$20,838
Average Net Price
6) Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, Private Not For Profit
98 78
$21,649
Average Net Price
7) Colgate University
Hamilton, Private Not For Profit
96 77
$22,392
Average Net Price
8) Hamilton College
Clinton, Private Not For Profit
96 76
$24,316
Average Net Price
9) Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, Private Not For Profit
92 73
$28,537
Average Net Price
10) Cornell University
Ithaca, Private Not For Profit
98 70
$22,188
Average Net Price
11) Le Moyne College
Syracuse, Private Not For Profit
72 69
$26,458
Average Net Price
12) Yeshiva University
New York, Private Not For Profit
87 69
$29,621
Average Net Price
13) Syracuse University
Syracuse, Private Not For Profit
84 64
$35,543
Average Net Price
14) New York University
New York, Private Not For Profit
95 62
$28,303
Average Net Price
15) Clarkson University
Potsdam, Private Not For Profit
73 61
$35,605
Average Net Price
16) Fordham University
Bronx, Private Not For Profit
89 60
$36,374
Average Net Price
17) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, Private Not For Profit
91 60
$35,888
Average Net Price
18) Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, Private Not For Profit
84 57
$29,825
Average Net Price
19) Manhattan College
Riverdale, Private Not For Profit
68 56
$35,882
Average Net Price
20) Hobart William Smith Colleges
Geneva, Private Not For Profit
81 55

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