Most Affordable Colleges in the state of New York for 2019

State of New York
Middle Class Affordability Rankings™
Which colleges are most affordable for New York residents? The answer may surprise you.

These rankings of the most affordable colleges for New York residents are based on the estimated net price for a "typical" middle class family living in the state of New York.

Note: Net price is the actual cost of the school paid by the student and family, after factoring in merit and grant aid from the college federal programs and work study. The net prices displayed in these rankings are College Raptor's estimates.
"Typical" Middle Class Family
Used in the net price estimates shown below
Number in Family
4
Number In College
1
Total Income
$80,000
Total Assets
$50,000


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Rank College Name Typical Net Price Sticker Price % Savings # Undergrads Est. Median SAT Acceptance Rate
1 United States Military Academy $0 Image $0 0% 4,491 1,268 9.56%
2 CUNY Graduate School and University Center $7,500 Image $7,500 0% 2,066 N/A N/A
3 Barnard College $8,000 Image $71,700 89% 2,544 1,423 15.42%
4 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College $8,100 Image $33,800 76% 15,253 1,270 29.25%
5 CUNY City College $8,300 Image $30,500 73% 13,210 1,140 46.37%
6 CUNY Brooklyn College $8,800 Image $24,200 64% 14,689 1,130 40.43%
7 Columbia University in the City of New York $9,000 Image $77,400 88% 8,170 1,471 6.61%
8 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice $9,600 Image $35,100 73% 12,916 1,055 38.75%
9 College of Staten Island CUNY $10,000 Image $33,300 70% 12,509 1,005 99.16%
10 Skidmore College $11,800 Image $71,700 84% 2,680 1,332 24.52%
11 Hamilton College $12,600 Image $71,600 82% 1,901 1,451 24.22%
12 Colgate University $14,000 Image $74,700 81% 2,882 1,442 28.14%
13 Vassar College $14,800 Image $69,700 79% 2,353 1,423 23.78%
14 Cornell University $15,100 Image $70,200 78% 14,907 1,464 12.67%
15 SUNY College at Plattsburgh $15,900 Image $25,700 38% 5,351 1,130 52.9%
16 CUNY Hunter College $16,500 Image $22,700 27% 16,844 1,205 40.18%
17 SUNY College at Potsdam $17,800 Image $25,300 30% 3,321 1,060 66.6%
18 SUNY College at Oswego $18,200 Image $25,100 27% 7,125 1,165 53.65%
19 SUNY at Fredonia $18,300 Image $23,800 23% 4,393 1,105 64.91%
20 SUNY College at Old Westbury $18,600 Image $23,700 22% 4,635 1,035 78.22%
20 SUNY Polytechnic Institute $18,600 Image $23,800 22% 2,179 1,150 62.47%
22 Cazenovia College $18,800 Image $52,800 64% 893 1,000 92.4%
22 SUNY Oneonta $18,800 Image $25,400 26% 5,940 1,125 59.52%
24 SUNY College of Technology at Canton $18,900 Image $25,000 24% 3,180 990 78.59%
25 SUNY College at Brockport $19,200 Image $25,500 25% 7,180 1,100 53.18%
25 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry $19,200 Image $28,900 34% 1,791 1,240 52.15%
27 SUNY College of Technology at Delhi $19,500 Image $24,900 22% 3,465 895 62.41%
28 Binghamton University $19,600 Image $28,500 31% 13,737 1,368 40.36%
29 SUNY College at Geneseo $19,700 Image $27,200 28% 5,556 1,230 72.36%
29 University of Rochester $19,700 Image $67,700 71% 6,546 1,404 34.21%
31 SUNY Cortland $19,800 Image $25,700 23% 6,346 1,140 47.93%
32 Farmingdale State College $19,900 Image $24,800 20% 9,552 1,065 59.03%
33 SUNY College of Technology at Alfred $20,000 Image $25,900 23% 3,686 1,050 67.66%
34 Fashion Institute of Technology $20,200 Image $24,700 18% 8,661 N/A 47.04%
34 SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill $20,200 Image $25,400 20% 2,291 980 94.27%
36 State University of New York at New Paltz $20,300 Image $25,800 21% 6,733 1,195 44.3%
37 Medaille College $20,400 Image $46,100 56% 1,528 985 74.53%
38 College of Mount Saint Vincent $20,700 Image $48,600 57% 1,695 985 91.09%
39 University at Buffalo $20,800 Image $27,300 24% 21,020 1,200 57.34%
40 SUNY Buffalo State $20,900 Image $26,000 20% 8,527 975 57.56%
41 SUNY at Albany $21,300 Image $26,700 20% 13,508 1,175 54.01%
42 SUNY at Purchase College $21,600 Image $27,400 21% 4,063 1,125 74.01%
43 SUNY Maritime College $21,700 Image $26,000 17% 1,641 1,185 69.5%
44 Concordia College-New York $21,900 Image $48,400 55% 1,129 1,045 75.53%
44 CUNY Lehman College $21,900 Image $28,100 22% 11,978 1,035 35%
46 CUNY Queens College $22,300 Image $29,400 24% 16,680 1,140 42.73%
47 Morrisville State College $22,600 Image $26,700 15% 3,063 1,015 71.52%
47 St Lawrence University $22,600 Image $72,800 69% 2,414 1,304 48.33%
49 Nyack College $23,200 Image $41,800 44% 1,398 1,000 98.4%
50 Hilbert College $23,300 Image $35,000 33% 746 955 86.76%
51 Niagara University $23,400 Image $49,000 52% 2,994 1,130 84.2%
52 Wells College $23,600 Image $46,800 50% 488 1,030 79.74%
53 Roberts Wesleyan College $23,800 Image $47,600 50% 1,321 1,150 68.87%
54 Ithaca College $24,000 Image $62,800 62% 6,059 1,184 70.52%
55 Bard College $24,600 Image $69,500 65% 1,938 N/A 58.21%
55 The Sage Colleges $24,600 Image $47,400 48% 1,305 1,010 55.6%
57 Le Moyne College $25,400 Image $52,500 52% 2,788 1,175 63.95%
58 Manhattanville College $25,700 Image $55,700 54% 1,725 1,075 82.06%
59 Houghton College $26,100 Image $40,600 36% 1,030 1,205 91.35%
60 Siena College $26,300 Image $53,100 50% 3,164 1,150 77.85%
61 Hartwick College $26,400 Image $61,400 57% 1,201 1,050 88.57%
61 Mercy College $26,400 Image $38,700 32% 6,864 N/A 78.73%
61 Molloy College $26,400 Image $49,900 47% 3,534 1,155 76.03%
61 Stony Brook University $26,400 Image $26,900 2% 17,364 1,321 42.19%
65 Elmira College $26,500 Image $55,000 52% 938 1,099 85.11%
66 Dominican College of Blauvelt $27,000 Image $40,800 34% 1,425 990 68.95%
67 Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science $27,100 Image $42,100 36% 771 1,010 72.74%
68 Yeshiva University $27,200 Image $63,600 57% 2,757 1,272 62.82%
69 Mount Saint Mary College $27,300 Image $50,000 45% 2,036 1,085 93.38%
69 St Bonaventure University $27,300 Image $49,100 44% 1,622 1,145 70.53%
71 Keuka College $27,400 Image $47,500 42% 1,647 1,070 70.03%
71 Syracuse University $27,400 Image $70,000 61% 15,252 1,279 46.88%
73 Clarkson University $27,500 Image $70,100 61% 3,090 1,249 65.71%
74 Saint John Fisher College $27,600 Image $49,300 44% 2,749 1,160 64.53%
75 Canisius College $27,800 Image $42,300 34% 2,398 1,179 78.19%
76 Alfred University $27,900 Image $47,200 41% 1,707 1,120 62.73%
77 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $28,600 Image $72,000 60% 6,366 1,395 43.17%
78 Hobart William Smith Colleges $28,700 Image $68,900 58% 2,237 1,269 63.92%
79 Touro College $29,700 Image $37,300 20% 6,426 N/A 74.37%
80 New York Institute of Technology $29,800 Image $61,800 52% 3,664 1,145 76.93%
81 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences $30,000 Image $51,400 42% 890 1,205 78.55%
81 Culinary Institute of America $30,000 Image $50,200 40% 3,116 N/A 97.18%
83 Sarah Lawrence College $31,000 Image $67,400 54% 1,399 1,343 53.19%
84 Union College $31,300 Image $73,200 57% 2,267 1,334 37.37%
85 Iona College $31,800 Image $58,900 46% 3,178 1,095 92.2%
85 Marist College $31,800 Image $59,100 46% 5,699 1,180 42.62%
87 Utica College $32,100 Image $38,600 17% 3,685 965 83.66%
88 D'Youville College $32,300 Image $40,300 20% 1,735 940 96.67%
89 St John's University-New York $32,900 Image $61,200 46% 16,761 1,174 67.73%
90 Pace University-New York $33,400 Image $65,700 49% 8,674 1,145 79.56%
91 Adelphi University $33,500 Image $61,700 46% 5,266 1,170 73.12%
92 St. Thomas Aquinas College $34,300 Image $44,400 23% 1,778 1,005 77.99%
93 Fordham University $35,300 Image $77,200 54% 9,599 1,338 46.44%
94 New York University $35,800 Image $75,800 53% 26,417 1,404 27.66%
95 Rochester Institute of Technology $36,800 Image $54,800 33% 13,515 1,315 56.72%
96 The College of Saint Rose $37,500 Image $43,500 14% 2,504 1,065 82.73%
97 Marymount Manhattan College $37,700 Image $53,700 30% 2,150 1,154 79.53%
98 LIU Post $38,400 Image $51,300 25% 6,316 1,155 82.69%
99 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology $41,100 Image $51,800 21% 1,496 995 77.06%
100 Hofstra University $42,900 Image $63,700 33% 6,861 1,239 63.95%
School data from 2016-2017
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