Why Should You Choose New York for Higher Education?

By Vidhya

New York is known as a central station for immigration to the United States. With rich and diverse influx of immigration and with a population of about 8 million, people of all ethnicities and cultures, living and studying in the city of New York, it is one of the most populated and influential city in the entire United States.

Wide range of educational possibilities

For an international student, choosing New York as his/her higher education destination is highly viable as there are several premiere public and private educational institutions to choose from.


New York is the only state in the USA to be home to multiple Ivy League Schools. The state of New York hosts the prestigious Cornell University and the well known, historic Columbia University.

Why Choose New York for Higher Education?

Educational System in New York

International students studying in New York can choose from a wide range of public colleges and universities. They can choose from the State University of New York (SUNY) system or the City University of New York (CUNY) system.

The SUNY system includes four university centres - University at Albany , Binghamton University , University at Buffalo and Stony Brook University. It also includes over 60 community, technical, and undergraduate colleges and universities.

Life in New York

New York is also known as a cultural hub and the things to do in New York is a never ending list. The state offers something for every kind of personality. Educational experience in New York offers a diverse choice of academic, cultural and many other activities that adds to your study abroad experience and also helps you to become global citizens.

Best Educational Institutions in New York

The city of New York is home to some of the best educational institutions. The best known universities in the state of New York are as follows:

  • Cornell University
  • Columbia University
  • New York University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University at Buffalo

Hence, choosing New York as your higher educational destination is a brilliant choice. However, while choosing your destination for higher education, a lot of factors like the choice of your university, financial aid, place of living and much more are to be taken into consideration.

Also Read: How to choose 'your' universities when you prepare to study overseas?

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