New York - The 17th Best City for Higher Education: Here's Why

New York is undoubtedly one of the world's leaders in almost every field imaginable. Be it architecture and arts to finance and higher education, New York has it all.

New York city is home to 10 internationally ranked universities. The city has been, since ages, one of the most sought after city for higher education by international students. It offers some of the finest education money can buy and also the fascinating experience to live in such an iconic and dynamic metropolis.

New York - The 17th Best City for Higher Education


Few cities in the world, like the Boston and London can give New York a tough competition from being the best of all in the QS Best Student Cities Index.

The main factor that puts New York in the 17th position in the overall position is the high affordability and top-dollar tuition fees. The combined factor of high living cost and tuitions fees, makes this one of the more expensive study options.

But for those who can afford, New York offers inexhaustible supply of things to see and to do.

New York City Rankings in different criteria:

CriteriaUniversity RankingsStudent MixDesirabilityEmployer Activity AffordabilityOverall Ranking
Ranks Rank 4 Rank 25 Rank 31 Rank 13 Rank 45Rank 17

QS Ranked Universities in the City of New York

  • Columbia University
  • New York University (NYU)
  • Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
  • Yeshiva University
  • University of Delaware
  • City University of New York
  • New School University
  • Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, Newark
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Fordham University
  • Rockefeller University

More About New York

Number of universities ranked by QS 10 Top ranked institution Columbia University (14th in the world) Population 3,450,000 Students (% of total population) 1.4% (based on ranked institutions) International students 11.0% (of students at ranked institutions) Average tuition fees US$37,200 Global Liveability Ranking 56th (out of 140) Mercer Cost of Living rank 16th (out of 214) Number of safety rank 208th (out of 372) Number of pollution rank 174th (out of 299) Transparency International score 19th (out of 177)

Source: QS World University Rankings

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