Universities in New York, USA
- Rankings & Reviews -

New York
26 out of 35
  • Universities in New York
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
32
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in New York
  • (25 institution and 7 subject rankings)
28
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in New York
  • Among TOP 200

New York City is a city that offers prospective students access to some world-class universities as well as unrivaled opportunities for networking due to NYC being full of every kind of person in every kind of industry.

Those living in NYC and looking for something to do in their free time can expect access to free concerts that sometimes take place around the city, or they can take in the sights in Bryant or Battery Park, or take advantage of the student discounts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the American Museum of Natural History.

PROS

  • The city is so large and distinct according to which neighbourhood you are in, that there are many price levels for those who are looking for an apartment to rent. As a broad rule of thumb, house hunters shouldn’t expect rents of less than $1,200 per month even for the most basic of apartments.

  • NYC’s public transport is not known for its comfort, but it is known for being reliable when it comes to getting thousands of New Yorkers to their destinations every day. Students should ask their university administration for a Student MetroCard.

  • When it comes to healthcare, lower income student visa holders over the age of 19 are eligible to sign up for Essential Plan, New York’s Basic Health Program. Those who are new to the city should check their eligibility for the scheme as soon as possible.

CONS

  • As is to be expected from living in a giant metropolis like New York City, competition for every job advertised is fierce, which can be discouraging at first. It’s recommendable to have a back-up plan in place in case the job hunt lasts longer than expected.

  • Rent prices are undeniably high in the majority of areas. Many people live with multiple roommates just to divide the rent and make it affordable. Living with so much company may not be for everyone.

  • Living in New York City is synonymous with waiting in long lines wherever you go. If you’re a tourist this is acceptable, but if you live here it can be tiresome to have to wait in lines everywhere you go.

For business studies see our separate ranking of business schools in New York, USA

Latest ranking updates related to universities in New York
  • 29 Mar, 2021: Latest US News: Best Grad Schools (US) (Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering) from Us News. 47 universities from New York appear in this ranking.
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Latest Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities from Scimago Institutions. 15 universities from New York appear in this ranking.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: QS World University Rankings By Subject (Sports related subjects) updated with New York University ranked highest among 84 listed universities in New York.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: Latest UniRank 4icu - Top English-Speaking Universities from 4icu. 2 universities from New York appear in this ranking.

Highest subject rankings of universities in New York

Philosophy
#1 
New York University
Public Health
#4 
Columbia University in New York
Communication & Media Studies
#7 
New York University
English
#8 
Columbia University in New York
Physical Sciences
#14 
Columbia University in New York
Agriculture
#15 
Columbia University in New York
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
#26 
New York University
Art & Design
#45 
New York University

Rankings of universities in New York, USA 2021

  • #15 
  • #15 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2020]
  • #12 
  • #17 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #10 
  • #19 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (820 reviews)
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  • #27 
  • #27 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #26 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #15 
  • #35 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (149 reviews)
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  • #142 
  • #143 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2020]
  • #64 
  • #341 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #190 
  • #464 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


  • #306 
  • #310 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2020]
  • #163 
  • #801 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #93 
  • #561 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]


Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (127 reviews)
  • #52 
  • #52 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2020]
  • #313 
  • #558 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #295 
  • #1655 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

  • #246 
  • #248 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2020]
  • #401 
  • #602 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #194 
  • #901 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 17 August, 2020]

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (79 reviews)
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  • #283 
  • #285 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2020]
  • #263 
  • #528 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #646 
  • #4062 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]

  • #273 
  • #276 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2020]
  • #207 
  • #970 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #154 
  • #601 
ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
[Published 17 August, 2020]


  • #44 
  • #107 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #41 
  • #76 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #60 
  • #175 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


  • #42 
  • #102 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #34 
  • #62 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #56 
  • #157 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


  • #494 
  • #501 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2020]
  • #407 
  • #604 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #342 
  • #2686 
URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
[Published 03 December, 2020]


  • #109 
  • #651 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #153 
  • #413 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #90 
  • #240 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


  • #734 
  • #600 
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings
[Published 14 September, 2020]
  • #989 
  • #1054 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 15 August, 2020]
  • #729 
  • #4620 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (510 reviews)
  • #149 
  • #653 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #170 
  • #176 
US News Best Colleges
[Published 13 September, 2020]
  • #134 
  • #154 
National Universities
[Published 31 August, 2020]

  • #263 
  • #1426 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]
  • #1482 
  • #8373 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

  • #215 
  • #227 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 15 August, 2020]
  • #786 
  • #5129 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]


  • #470 
  • #498 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 15 August, 2020]
  • #1497 
  • #8452 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

  • #697 
  • #742 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 15 August, 2020]
  • #1592 
  • #9440 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

  • #1338 
  • #1431 
Payscale College Salary Report - Best Universities (All Alumni)
[Published 15 August, 2020]
  • #1594 
  • #9466 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (108 reviews)
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  • #753 
  • #4852 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (1130 reviews)
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  • #839 
  • #5435 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

  • #952 
  • #5971 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 3.7 / 5.0 (237 reviews)
  • #1036 
  • #6296 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

  • #1398 
  • #7901 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

Student satisfaction: 4.6 / 5.0 (285 reviews)
  • #1591 
  • #9432 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

  • #1683 
  • #10815 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2021]

#27

Helene Fuld College of Nursing

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (14 reviews)

#28

Boricua College

Student satisfaction: 3.9 / 5.0 (35 reviews)
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#30

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art







Student Opinions About Studying in New York

“The best perk about living in New York City for me is that the city is so alive, and there’s always an infinity of events to check out if you know where to look.”

“A good way to quickly start to settle in and feel at home in NYC after moving here is to keep your eyes open for posters advertising events, especially those put up on campus grounds. Something I’ve learned in my time here is that this city attracts all kinds of incredible, talented and smart people, so you really have the opportunity to find your people and make connections.”

“When you’re looking for an apartment to rent, everyone should be aware that there are a lot of landlords who will try to force you into paying a lot of money in advance, but the law is that they can only ask for a maximum of a security deposit worth the same amount as one month’s rent. If they insist on more money, just keep looking for another flat, and don’t get discouraged!”

New York Key Facts for International Students

Population: 8176000

Elevation: 10 m. above sea level

Time: GMT -5

District/province: New York,

Living costs for students in New York:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 118* (18% more expensive than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 126* (26% more expensive than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 111* (11% more expensive than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 5.74 US$
  • Plug Type A
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Plug Type B
    • Residential voltage: 120 V
    • Frequency: 60 Hz

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FAQ

Columbia University in New York ranks #1 in New York in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in New York Columbia University in New York is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 43 rankings where Columbia University in New York is listed.

New York University is ranked best in New York for Social Studies & Humanities (Philosophy). See all rankings for the New York University.

Columbia University in New York is ranked best in New York for Medicine & Health (Public Health). See all rankings for the Columbia University in New York.

New York University is ranked best in New York for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the New York University.

Columbia University in New York is ranked best in New York for Languages & Literature (English). See all rankings for the Columbia University in New York.

Columbia University in New York is ranked best in New York for Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences). See all rankings for the Columbia University in New York.

Columbia University in New York is ranked best in New York for Agriculture (Agriculture). See all rankings for the Columbia University in New York.

New York University is ranked best in New York for Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering). See all rankings for the New York University.

New York University is ranked best in New York for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the New York University.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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Forbes

Criteria used in ranking -America's Best Value Colleges 2019:
Rank on Forbes 2018 Top Colleges ranking 20%
Student debt 20%
Alumni earnings 20%
Net price 20%
Graduation rate 10%
Pell Grant recipients 10%

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Kiplinger

Criteria used in ranking -Kiplinger's Best College Values:
Quality Criteria 55%
Cost Criteria 45%

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MONEY

Criteria used in ranking -MONEY 50 Best Public Colleges:
Quality of education 33.33%
Affordability 33.33%
Outcomes 33.33%

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Criteria used in ranking -MONEY Best Colleges:
Quality of education 33.33%
Affordability 33.33%
Outcomes 33.33%

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Criteria used in ranking -MONEY Colleges That Add the Most Value:
Quality of education 33.33%
Affordability 33.33%
Outcomes 33.33%

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU North America:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

Payscale

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

Criteria used in ranking -THE World's Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:
Patent Volume 33%
Patent Citations 34%
Industry Article Citation Impact 11%
Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11%
Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Wallstreet Journal USA & THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education US College Rankings:
Outcomes 40% (employability)
Resources 30%
Engagement 20% (teaching)
Environment 10% (diversity)

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Washington Monthly

Criteria used in ranking -National Universities:
Social Mobility 33.33%
Research 33.33%
Community and National Service 33.33%

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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