Top 7 Universities in New York

By Vidhya

Home to some of the best educational institutions, New York boasts of its world-class selection of higher education. The QS World University Rankings featured 7 universities in New York in the 2014-15 world rankings.

New York is known for its heterogenous outlook, from budding economists to movie stars, New York offers fantastic facilities for all. Whatever subject you want to study and whichever hobbies appeals you, New York has an institution and a neighbourhood to suit.


To help you decide your dream educational destination in the New York City, here's an overview of the city's top 7 universities, based on the QS World University Rankings 2014-15.

Columbia University

  • Columbia University is New York's highest ranking institution
  • Currently stands in 14th place in the QS World University Rankings
  • It is a member of the prestigious Ivy League universities
  • Columbia is a world-leading center for research
  • It boasts of over 7000 international students from more than 150 different countries

To know more, visit Columbia University

Cornell University

  • It stands 19th in the QS World University Rankings
  • Cornell is another member of the prestigious Ivy Leagues Universities
  • The university offers a range of both academic and vocational courses
  • It is the first university in the US to offer a degree in veterinary medicine and also to teach modern Far-Eastern Languages

To know more, visit Cornell University

New York University (NYU)

New York University (NYU)

  • NYU is ranked among the world's best, currently in the 41st position in the world
  • It is not among the famed Ivy League universities
  • The university strongly focuses on internalization with impressive study abroad programmes
  • NYU also counts a large number of international students among its large student community

To know more, visit New York University (NYU)

Yeshiva University

  • Yeshiva University is ranked 280th in the world
  • It is one of the top research universities in New York
  • The university was founded with the mission of combining Jewish traditions and culture with Western heritage
  • It relatively small compared to other universities in this list
  • It has around 7,500 students, with 3,000 undergrads

To know more, visit Yeshiva University

City University of New York (CUNY)

  • CUNY is New York City's public university
  • It is currently ranked 471-480 in the world
  • CUNY has more than 500,000 students enrolled on a huge variety of courses
  • CUNY offers a broad range of programmes form training to PhD research, full-time study to evening classes
  • The university is also known to offer internship and fellowship programmes

To know more, visit City University of New York (CUNY)

The New School

  • The New School is ranked with 601-650 in the most recent world university rankings
  • The New School has about 30% of international students
  • This institute focuses largely on the arts, humanities and social sciences
  • Its seven academic divisions are: liberal arts, music, drama, jazz and contemporary music, public engagement, social research, and design

To know more, visit The New School

Fordham University

  • Fordham University ranks 701+ in the QS World University Rankings
  • It specialises in liberal arts, sciences and business
  • Fordham University is composed of ten colleges, four for undergraduates and six for graduates
  • All the institutes enroll a total of around 15,200 students

To know more, visit Fordham University

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