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College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in New York 2018


College Consensus Releases Ranking of Best Colleges in New York 2018

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (, a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in New York 2018 at

To identify the Best Colleges in New York for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Similar to what Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at

To help prospective New York students evaluate the higher education options that are right for their individual needs, College Consensus identified the best-ranked colleges in the Empire State:

Columbia University - New York, NY
Vassar College - Poughkeepsie, NY
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
Hamilton College - Clinton, NY
Colgate University - Hamilton, NY (tie)
Barnard College - New York, NY (tie)
Union College - Schenectady, NY
The Cooper Union - New York, NY
New York University - New York, NY
Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, NY
SUNY College at Geneseo - Geneseo, NY
NY Merchant Marine Academy - Kings Point, NY
St. Lawrence University - Canton, NY
Ithaca College - Ithaca, NY
Marist College - Poughkeepsie, NY
Sarah Lawrence College - Bronxville, NY
Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Geneva, NY
St. Bonaventure University - St. Bonaventure, NY
University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Fordham University - Bronx, NY
Bard College - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY
Molloy College - Rockville Centre, NY
Manhattan College - Riverdale, NY
Nazareth College - Rochester, NY  

Even before there was a United States, New York emerged as the center of American culture; a major port and trade hub, New York is where the "melting pot" concept first appeared in the American imagination. From the first Revolutionaries to hip-hop culture, New York has been at the forefront of business, art, politics, and entertainment, driven by the unique combination of ambition, competition, and cooperation that is New York's calling card. While almost half the state's population lives in New York City alone, New York as a whole models nearly every industry, from agriculture to tourism, manufacturing to finance. It's no wonder New York has one of the nation's best-educated populaces, and a system of higher education that includes the Ivy League, nationally-renowned public universities, and some of the most prestigious private liberal arts colleges in the US.

"Ranking the best colleges and universities in New York," as Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris explains, "is pretty close to a fool's errand." With more than 200 institutions, "New York's higher education excels in the areas where New York dominates," including areas as far afield as theater and medicine, finance and fine arts. New York's higher education system is led by "the renowned State University of New York (SUNY) system - quite possibly the world's foremost public higher education system" and not one but "two Ivy League universities, Columbia and Cornell." Meanwhile, New York's liberal arts colleges "are models of the form, in many cases literally, including the first women's college in the US," while New York also introduced the polytechnic model of STEM education with The Cooper Union, "the longest-running, entirely free college."

Carrie Sealey-Morris
Managing Editor, College Consensus
(512) 710-9901

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