Last Updated: July 09, 2021

New York - The Empire State

The state of New York is located towards the northeastern part of the U.S. It is also the fourth most densely populated state in the whole country. The estimated population of New York in the year 2020 was around 20 million. Albany is the capital of the state while New York City is the largest city. The summers and winters here in New York are extreme, although, during Christmas time, the city is a spectacle to marvel! Winters here are cold and snowy while summers are humid and hot but people, however, visit New York all year long.

The city of New York is a major center for communications, finance, business, and law on a global platform. It boasts a great range of financial institutions and international organizations including the United Nations, the NASDAQ, the NY Stock Exchange, and a lot more. All of this combines in making this place a rich ambiance for all of the students seeking to take up careers like communications, or business or finance, or any other or completing an internship here in various fields.

With nearly a crowd of 8 million that come from all kinds of background, cultures, and ethnicities, studying or living in the New York City, the city thus remains one of the most densely populated cities, as well as a city which is very culturally influential, in the whole of U.S. As we talk about the universities and colleges, international pupils that are studying in the city of New York, have a lot of options and there are many private and public institutions for education to take a pick from. The state of New York is one of the only states in the U.S. to become a home to many Ivy League schools. The state hosts the esteemed Cornell University located in the lovely Finger Lakes region and also the famous Columbia University, which is nestled in the city of New York itself. There are plenty of Universities one can apply under, like the CUNY system - the City University of New York or the SUNY - the State University of New York system. Some popular university centers here are the Buffalo University, the Binghamton University, Stony Brook University, etc. and also there are more than sixty technical, undergraduate, and community universities and colleges in the state. For example, more than 6,400 international pupils from almost a hundred and forty countries come to pursue studies at New York University every year.

Major Cities in New York

New York

Widely acknowledged as the 'melting pot' because of the coexistence of several diverse communities from across the globe, the city of New York is the largest city in the state and in the country. Home to the headquarters of some of the most renowned companies and a global leader in finance, New York City is indeed a financial epicenter. The Stock Exchange is situated in this city. It is also popularly known as the 'city that never sleeps' considering its bustling streets and exuberant nightlife.

Buffalo

Buffalo wings(seasoned chicken wings) are perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about the city of Buffalo. It is the second-largest city in the state of New York and is a major cultural hub known for its art, nightlife, museums, distinguished sports teams, and so on. Buffalo is famous for its various performing arts and is home to around twenty theater companies including Studio Arena Theatre, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, the Irish Classical Theatre, the Alleyway Theatre, and so on.

Rochester

The third most populous city in the state of New York, Rochester is a convenient place to live in for students in terms of cost of living, as it is comparatively lower than most cities with affordable housing costs. Its important economic sectors include education and technology. Rochester city is also popularly known as the 'Flower City' because of the breathtaking beauty of its nurseries and gardens cultivating a wide variety of lilac flowers.

Albany

Named after the Duke of York's Scottish title, "Duke of Albany" in the year 1664, Albany is the state's capital city. A popular and vibrant city, Albany is situated on the west bank of the Hudson River. It is a major commercial, educational, cultural, and historical epicenter, and is home to famous attractions such as The Egg, the Albany Institute of History and Art, and the New York State Museum.

Economy/Job Market

Some of the major industries in the state of New York are related to the finance, media, legal, fashion, theatre, tourism, and advertising sectors. The state of New York is home to some of the most influential media houses including The New York Times Company, CNN, the Fox Corporation and News Corp, the Hearst Corporation, and a lot more. Additionally, New York City is home to the headquarters of some of the most renowned companies and a global leader in finance and is indeed a financial epicenter. The Stock Exchange is situated in this city. The COVID-19 pandemic had its own damaging effects on the state's economy during the year 2020 because of its lockdown protocols and is now expecting a slow and steady improvement by 2.7 % in 2021.

Tuition Fee and Living Cost in New York

Total expenses in the state of New York are quite competitive when it comes to other private and public universities, which are highly rated, across the U.S. The cost of study programs is normally just a little bit more than the costs of on-campus room, tuition, and board (which is exclusive of any international airfare) plus in a few countries, the expenses, in fact, are less than they actually would be on the campus. The "study abroad" pupils pay the SUNY tuition (out-of-state or in-state, depends on the residency of the state of New York State) plus costs that vary from one program to another. Students enrolled at the SUNY campus normally get themselves registered on their home campus; this is for programs that are being provided at any other campus. Thus, they are successful in maintaining their residency as well as the eligibility for getting any financial aid. As seen in the other states of the U.S., most of the universities in the state of New York do not charge double the amount of tuition fees from out-of-state students. The cost of living is extremely high compared to other states in the United States, with housing costs being the most expensive factor.

List of Few Major Universities/Colleges

Following are the top five Universities in the state of New York:
  1. Cornell University Established in 1865 by Ezra Cornell, Cornell University is a private institute situated in Ithaca. It is categorized into seven undergraduate and seven graduate colleges, of which the two largest undergraduate colleges are the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; graduate institutions include the highly esteemed S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, College of Engineering, Law School and Weill Cornell Medical College. It also holds the rank 18 nationally, in the 2021 edition of Best Colleges, according to U.S. News.
  2. Columbia University in the City of New York This is one of the most prestigious and the oldest institutes of higher learning in New York. The university was established in the year 1754. Columbia University in the City of New York ranks 3 among National Universities, in the 2021 edition of Best Colleges, according to U.S. News. It is well known for its comprehensive curriculum and a wide array of degree programs for undergraduate and graduate students, including Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Computer Science, and so on. Former U.S. President, Barack Obama is a notable alumnus of this university.
  3. United States Military Academy Located in West Point, this academy is ideal for students who seek to pursue an excellent military career, as it lays emphasis on the academic, physical, character, and military development of the student. The academy is a public institute and was founded in the year 1802. The enrollment does not require any tuition fee as it is funded by the US army, for which the candidates are obliged to provide active service duty.
  4. New York University Founded in the year 1831, New York University is one of the most distinguished private research universities in New York. It was ranked 9th by QS World University Rankings, and 30 in the 2021 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, according to U.S. News. Known for its high-quality education with excellent faculty, the institution offers over 400 academic programs which include Visual and Performing Arts; Social Sciences, Business, Marketing, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, and so on. Notable Alumni include Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and Angelina Jolie.
  5. University of Rochester Another one of the most esteemed institutes in the University of Rochester. Based in the city of Rochester, the university was founded in the year 1850. It boasts more than 3000 faculty members, and high-quality academic majors and minors. It holds the 34th position nationally in the 2021 edition of Best Colleges, US News.

Scholarships/Financial Aid for Students

An extensive range of scholarship programs and grants are procured by the state to assist the students of the state of New York to pursue and fulfill their goals in the field of education, without a hassle. They are made available to the students based on several categorical requirements such as academic merit and monetary needs, or both. The ' Free Application For Federal Student Aid ' (FAFSA) is to be filled by the residents of New York prior to the application for any kind of financial aid. Every financial aid supported by the federal or the state government depends on the FAFSA to determine the qualification of the candidate for grants and scholarships.

Tourism

Be it for education or just a visit, one cannot afford to miss the spectacular tourist destinations in the Empire State. Lovers of Art, Music, and Theatrical performances will especially love the place for its numerous sites for performing arts such as the Arena Theatre, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, the Kavinosky Theatre, the Irish Classical Theatre, and so on. The state of New York is home to some of the most influential media houses including The New York Times Company, CNN, the Fox Corporation and News Corp, the Hearst Corporation, and a lot more. Having a good look at the stunning and majestic beauty of the famous Niagara Falls, and the iconic Statue of Liberty should definitely be the top priority on your bucket list.

Universities & Colleges in New York

University (city) Total StudentsUG (in) / UG (out)G (in) / G (out)
Cornell University (Ithaca) 24189$60636 / $60636$32408 / $32408
Columbia University in the City of New York (New York) 33301$63772 / $63772$52272 / $52272
United States Military Academy (West Point) 4348$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
New York University (New York) 58091$56454 / $56454$37636 / $37636
University of Rochester (Rochester) 13269$59590 / $59590$55408 / $55408
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy) 8156$58545 / $58545$59590 / $59590
Vassar College (Poughkeepsie) 2603$61681 / $61681$61681 / $61681
Rockefeller University (New York) 209$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
Colgate University (Hamilton) 3110$61681 / $61681$61681 / $61681
Yeshiva University (New York) 7112$47045 / $47045$37636 / $37636
University at Buffalo (Buffalo) 35111$11499 / $30318$15681 / $27181
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York) 1000$49136 / $49136$34499 / $34499
Syracuse University (Syracuse) 38110$55408 / $55408$42863 / $42863
Clarkson University (Potsdam) 4715$54363 / $54363$36590 / $36590
Webb Institute (Glen Cove) 91$49136 / $49136$N/A / $N/A
SUNY at Binghamton (Vestal) 19454$11499 / $29272$14636 / $27181
Stony Brook University (Stony Brook) 30458$11499 / $29272$14636 / $27181
Fordham University (Bronx) 18774$57499 / $57499$37636 / $37636
Barnard College (New York) 2548$50181 / $50181$N/A / $N/A
SUNY at Albany (Albany) 20325$11499 / $29272$14636 / $27181
CUNY Graduate School and University Center (New York) 9887$8363 / $16727$11499 / $25090
Teachers College at Columbia University (New York) 4984$N/A / $N/A$37636 / $37636
Jewish Theological Seminary of America (New York) 339$62726 / $62726$36590 / $36590
United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point) 930$2090 / $2090$N/A / $N/A
Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester) 18660$47045 / $47045$50181 / $50181
Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville) 1829$60636 / $60636$31363 / $31363
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College (New York) 22091$8363 / $16727$12545 / $21954
Hobart William Smith Colleges (Geneva) 2273$60636 / $60636$15681 / $15681
D'Youville College (Buffalo) 3448$29272 / $29272$19863 / $19863
CUNY Hunter College (New York) 28082$8363 / $16727$12545 / $21954
St Lawrence University (Canton) 2651$59590 / $59590$22999 / $22999
Hofstra University (Hempstead) 11849$50181 / $50181$28227 / $28227
Pratt Institute-Main (Brooklyn) 5683$56454 / $56454$37636 / $37636
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (Albany) 1374$38681 / $38681$27181 / $27181
Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs) 2642$51227 / $51227$N/A / $N/A
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Syracuse) 2370$10454 / $20908$14636 / $26136
The New School (New York) 12497$53317 / $53317$50181 / $50181
SUNY College at Geneseo (Geneseo) 5959$9409 / $19863$13590 / $26136
SUNY College at Cortland (Cortland) 7737$9409 / $19863$14636 / $26136
SUNY Maritime College (Throggs Neck) 1947$9409 / $19863$12545 / $25090
Le Moyne College (Syracuse) 3828$37636 / $37636$17772 / $17772
State University of New York at New Paltz (New Paltz) 8895$9409 / $19863$13590 / $26136
St John's University-New York (Queens) 23679$44954 / $44954$30318 / $30318
New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury) 7950$40772 / $40772$26136 / $26136
Saint John Fisher College (Rochester) 4129$37636 / $37636$18818 / $18818
LIU Post (Brookville) 17703$40772 / $40772$25090 / $25090
Manhattan College (Riverdale) 4599$47045 / $47045$20908 / $20908
Adelphi University (Garden City) 9191$42863 / $42863$45999 / $45999
CUNY Brooklyn College (Brooklyn) 21856$8363 / $16727$12545 / $21954
SUNY College at Oswego (Oswego) 9381$9409 / $19863$13590 / $26136
CUNY Queens College (Queens) 24148$8363 / $16727$12545 / $22999
The King’s College (New York) 513$35545 / $35545$N/A / $N/A
SUNY at Purchase College (Purchase) 4753$9409 / $19863$14636 / $26136
Houghton College (Houghton) 1103$35545 / $35545$16727 / $16727
Pace University-New York (New York) 15478$49136 / $49136$34499 / $34499
Canisius College (Buffalo) 3694$31363 / $31363$16727 / $16727
Molloy College (Rockville Centre) 8527$34499 / $34499$24045 / $24045
CUNY City College (New York) 18675$8363 / $16727$12545 / $21954
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (Utica) 3402$9409 / $19863$13590 / $26136
SUNY College at Brockport (Brockport) 9603$9409 / $19863$13590 / $26136
Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester) 2292$34499 / $34499$15681 / $15681
CUNY Lehman College (Bronx) 19565$8363 / $16727$12545 / $22999
Farmingdale State College (Farmingdale) 12831$9409 / $19863$10454 / $19863
SUNY Oneonta (Oneonta) 7131$9409 / $19863$13590 / $26136
SUNY College at Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh) 6475$9409 / $19863$14636 / $26136
Saint Joseph's College-New York (Brooklyn) 1326$31363 / $31363$20908 / $20908
SUNY at Fredonia (Fredonia) 4989$9409 / $19863$13590 / $26136
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York) 19194$8363 / $16727$12545 / $21954
Iona College (New Rochelle) 4404$42863 / $42863$22999 / $22999
Mount Saint Mary College (Newburgh) 2670$34499 / $34499$16727 / $16727
SUNY College at Old Westbury (Old Westbury) 6442$9409 / $19863$13590 / $26136
St Bonaventure University (Saint Bonaventure) 1992$33454 / $33454$13590 / $13590
Niagara University (Niagara University) 4128$31363 / $31363$13590 / $13590
Alfred University (Alfred) 3502$32408 / $33454$40772 / $40772
SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (Delhi) 3638$9409 / $13590$12545 / $14636
LIM College (New York) 2565$29272 / $29272$31363 / $31363
School of Visual Arts (New York) 4408$37636 / $37636$41817 / $41817
SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (Alfred) 3699$9409 / $15681$N/A / $N/A
Wells College (Aurora) 555$39727 / $39727$N/A / $N/A
Marymount Manhattan College (New York) 1928$30318 / $30318$N/A / $N/A
Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry) 11368$20908 / $20908$17772 / $17772
St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill) 2382$35545 / $35545$19863 / $19863
SUNY Buffalo State (Buffalo) 10467$9409 / $19863$13590 / $25090
CUNY York College (Jamaica) 10812$8363 / $16727$12545 / $21954
The College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle) 3593$35545 / $35545$17772 / $17772
Concordia College-New York (Bronxville) 2180$36590 / $36590$20908 / $20908
College of Mount Saint Vincent (Bronx) 1807$25090 / $25090$14636 / $14636
St Francis College (Brooklyn Heights) 2672$25090 / $25090$33454 / $33454
Nyack College (Nyack) 2814$27181 / $27181$13590 / $13590
Morrisville State College (Morrisville) 2940$8363 / $19863$N/A / $N/A
SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (Cobleskill) 2441$8363 / $18818$N/A / $N/A
Union College (Schenectady) 2269$53317 / $53317$N/A / $N/A
Jamestown Business College (Jamestown) 296$13590 / $13590$N/A / $N/A
Unification Theological Seminary (Barrytown) 82$N/A / $N/A$12545 / $12545
Daemen College (Amherst) 2936$31363 / $31363$26136 / $26136
Elmira College (Elmira) 1376$41817 / $41817$16727 / $16727
Northeastern Seminary (Rochester) 148$N/A / $N/A$10454 / $10454
Davis College (Johnson City) 390$14636 / $14636$N/A / $N/A
Maria College of Albany (Albany) 824$14636 / $14636$N/A / $N/A
Briarcliffe College (Bethpage) 1355$17772 / $17772$N/A / $N/A
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (New York) 220$N/A / $N/A$29272 / $29272
Tri-State College of Acupuncture (New York) 112$N/A / $N/A$25090 / $25090
Villa Maria College (Buffalo) 543$21954 / $21954$N/A / $N/A
New York College of Podiatric Medicine (New York) 389$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
Hamilton College (Clinton) 1877$52272 / $52272$N/A / $N/A
Monroe College (Bronx) 9897$16727 / $16727$17772 / $17772
Christ the King Seminary (East Aurora) 84$N/A / $N/A$13590 / $13590
New York Law School (New York) 931$N/A / $N/A$26136 / $26136
New York Academy of Art (New York) 119$N/A / $N/A$38681 / $38681
Swedish Institute a College of Health Sciences (New York) 888$15681 / $15681$N/A / $N/A
New York Medical College (Valhalla) 1426$N/A / $N/A$29272 / $29272
Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park) 3739$35545 / $35545$22999 / $22999
Dominican College of Blauvelt (Orangeburg) 2265$31363 / $31363$19863 / $19863
LIU Hudson at Rockland (Orangeburg) 267$N/A / $N/A$31363 / $31363
Berkeley College-New York (New York) 4403$25090 / $25090$N/A / $N/A
Trocaire College (Buffalo) 1369$17772 / $17772$N/A / $N/A
Hartwick College (Oneonta) 1393$43908 / $43908$N/A / $N/A
Nazareth College (Rochester) 3262$37636 / $37636$18818 / $18818
Globe Institute of Technology (New York) 446$12545 / $12545$N/A / $N/A
Dowling College (Oakdale) 2256$31363 / $31363$22999 / $22999
LIU Brentwood (Brentwood) 192$37636 / $37636$31363 / $31363
Marist College (Poughkeepsie) 7462$42863 / $42863$16727 / $16727
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (New York) 326$N/A / $N/A$26136 / $26136
Brooklyn Law School (Brooklyn) 1175$N/A / $N/A$45999 / $45999
New York School of Interior Design (New York) 794$34499 / $34499$39727 / $39727
Excelsior College (Albany) 43123$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
Wagner College (Staten Island) 2399$51227 / $51227$24045 / $24045
New York College of Health Professions (Syosset) 751$15681 / $15681$18818 / $18818
St Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry (Rochester) 82$N/A / $N/A$11499 / $11499
Bank Street College of Education (New York) 650$N/A / $N/A$36590 / $36590
The General Theological Seminary (New York) 46$N/A / $N/A$16727 / $16727
Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science (Paul Smiths) 885$29272 / $29272$N/A / $N/A
College of Staten Island CUNY (Staten Island) 15858$8363 / $16727$12545 / $22999
SUNY College at Potsdam (Potsdam) 3918$9409 / $19863$13590 / $26136
The Juilliard School (New York) 894$41817 / $41817$41817 / $41817
Bryant & Stratton College-Amherst (Getzville) 317$15681 / $15681$N/A / $N/A
Albany Law School (Albany) 414$N/A / $N/A$45999 / $45999
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York) 1150$N/A / $N/A$27181 / $27181
Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (Rochester) 84$N/A / $N/A$11499 / $11499
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-New York (New York) 884$11499 / $11499$17772 / $17772
SUNY College of Optometry (New York) 381$N/A / $N/A$13590 / $25090
Hilbert College (Hamburg) 1339$25090 / $25090$21954 / $21954
Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo (Buffalo) 600$16727 / $16727$N/A / $N/A
Siena College (Loudonville) 3516$40772 / $40772$29272 / $29272
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York) 10065$8363 / $24045$13590 / $26136
Cazenovia College (Cazenovia) 1159$37636 / $37636$16727 / $16727
Medaille College (Buffalo) 2986$32408 / $32408$22999 / $22999
SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn) 2092$8363 / $18818$12545 / $25090
Bard College (Annandale-On-Hudson) 2542$59590 / $59590$39727 / $39727
Metropolitan College of New York (New York) 1549$20908 / $20908$31363 / $31363
The College of Saint Rose (Albany) 4652$35545 / $35545$16727 / $16727
Albany Medical College (Albany) 822$N/A / $N/A$26136 / $26136
The College of Westchester (White Plains) 1067$22999 / $22999$N/A / $N/A
SUNY Empire State College (Saratoga Springs) 17278$8363 / $18818$12545 / $25090
SUNY College of Technology at Canton (Canton) 3140$8363 / $16727$N/A / $N/A
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology (Flushing) 1881$28227 / $28227$28227 / $28227
Utica College (Utica) 7176$24045 / $24045$24045 / $24045
American Musical and Dramatic Academy (New York) 1509$36590 / $36590$N/A / $N/A
CUNY Medgar Evers College (Brooklyn) 6765$7318 / $14636$N/A / $N/A
LIU Brooklyn (Brooklyn) 8170$37636 / $37636$31363 / $31363
Bryant & Stratton College-Southtowns (Orchard Park) 786$16727 / $16727$N/A / $N/A
CUNY New York City College of Technology (Brooklyn) 17424$7318 / $14636$N/A / $N/A
Keuka College (Keuka Park) 2078$35545 / $35545$22999 / $22999
Plaza College (Forest Hills) 732$12545 / $12545$N/A / $N/A
Manhattan School of Music (New York) 1019$52272 / $52272$52272 / $52272
LIU Riverhead (Riverhead) 151$37636 / $37636$31363 / $31363
Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) 1661$8363 / $18818$13590 / $26136
Union Graduate College (Schenectady) 433$N/A / $N/A$4181 / $4181
New York Chiropractic College (Seneca Falls) 942$N/A / $N/A$14636 / $14636
Weill Cornell Medical College (New York) 1037$N/A / $N/A$34499 / $34499
CUNY School of Law (Long Island City) 361$N/A / $N/A$N/A / $N/A
Ithaca College (Ithaca) 6769$42863 / $42863$20908 / $20908
LIU Hudson at Westchester (Purchase) 180$N/A / $N/A$31363 / $31363
Boricua College (New York) 1028$12545 / $12545$16727 / $16727
Five Towns College (Dix Hills) 725$25090 / $25090$19863 / $19863
New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Mineola) 234$16727 / $16727$19863 / $19863
Manhattanville College (Purchase) 2961$41817 / $41817$18818 / $18818
Touro College (New York) 14699$19863 / $19863$13590 / $13590
Saint Vladimirs Orthodox Theological Seminary (Yonkers) 77$N/A / $N/A$11499 / $11499

*UG - Undergraduate
*G - Graduate
*in - In-state Fees
*out - Out-of-State Fees
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