New York Academic Quality per Dollar Ranking

The Best Value Colleges in New York by Academic Quality per Dollar for 2021

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 Columbia University in the City of New York with a 96th percentile national academic rank for a comparatively affordable $21,828 average net price.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. 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 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

New York's Best Value Colleges by Academic Quality per Dollar
College Net Price Rating Value
#1 Columbia University in the City of New York

New York, Private Not For Profit

$21,828 96 99
#2 Colgate University

Hamilton, Private Not For Profit

$23,503 94 97
#3 Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, Private Not For Profit

$23,589 88 97
#4 Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, Private Not For Profit

$24,811 90 97
#5 Barnard College

New York, Private Not For Profit

$26,649 94 96
#6 Cornell University

Ithaca, Private Not For Profit

$28,921 96 96
#7 Hamilton College

Clinton, Private Not For Profit

$29,117 94 96
#8 University of Rochester

Rochester, Private Not For Profit

$32,939 87 93
#9 CUNY Hunter College

New York, Public Not For Profit

$3,957 66 90
#10 Yeshiva University

New York, Private Not For Profit

$33,953 87 90
#11 New York University

New York, Private Not For Profit

$37,739 91 86
#12 Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, Public Not For Profit

$15,605 77 86
#13 Clarkson University

Potsdam, Private Not For Profit

$29,891 69 83
#14 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College

New York, Public Not For Profit

$3,931 72 83
#15 New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, Private Not For Profit

$22,197 70 85
#16 St Lawrence University

Canton, Private Not For Profit

$34,047 76 83
#17 University at Buffalo

Buffalo, Public Not For Profit

$17,264 78 81
#18 SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, Public Not For Profit

$17,424 76 77
#19 SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica Rome

Utica, Public Not For Profit

$14,420 69 76
#20 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Albany, Private Not For Profit

$30,358 76 72
#21 State University of New York at New Paltz

New Paltz, Public Not For Profit

$15,496 66 73
#22 Union College

Schenectady, Private Not For Profit

$39,527 82 74
#23 Hobart William Smith Colleges

Geneva, Private Not For Profit

$37,761 74 69
#24 SUNY at Albany

Albany, Public Not For Profit

$16,769 67 69
#25 Manhattan College

Riverdale, Private Not For Profit

$29,943 69 65
#26 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, Private Not For Profit

$41,006 79 67
#27 Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville, Private Not For Profit

$40,630 78 66
#28 Saint John Fisher College

Rochester, Private Not For Profit

$28,468 70 67
#29 Adelphi University

Garden City, Private Not For Profit

$28,130 68 62
#30 Fordham University

Bronx, Private Not For Profit

$39,558 76 61
#31 Hofstra University

Hempstead, Private Not For Profit

$32,975 70 63
#32 Molloy College

Rockville Centre, Private Not For Profit

$28,500 69 54
#33 Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, Private Not For Profit

$33,744 71 56
#34 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Syracuse, Public Not For Profit

$20,215 67 51
#35 Syracuse University

Syracuse, Private Not For Profit

$43,111 74 42
#36 Pratt Institute Main

Brooklyn, Private Not For Profit

$45,880 72 26
#37 The New School

New York, Private Not For Profit

$50,377 75 24