New York's Top 10 National Universities

Check out the best national universities in New York from America's Best Colleges 2010.

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These are the 10 best national universities in the state of New York from the 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges rankings. Here is some key information about each of these universities, which offer a full range of undergraduate majors, as well as master's and doctoral degrees; many strongly emphasize research.

Columbia University, New York
U.S. News rank: 8 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 23,196
Tuition and fees: $41,316

Cornell University, Ithaca
U.S. News rank: 15 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: rural
Total enrollment: 20,273
Tuition and fees: $37,954

New York University, New York
U.S. News rank: 32 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 42,189
Tuition and fees: $38,765

University of Rochester, Rochester
U.S. News rank: 35 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: suburban
Total enrollment: 9,712
Tuition and fees: $38,690

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy
U.S. News rank: 42 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 7,521
Tuition and fees: $39,165

Yeshiva University, New York
U.S. News rank: 52 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 6,322
Tuition and fees: $32,094

Syracuse University, Syracuse
U.S. News rank: 58 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 19,366
Tuition and fees: $34,926

Fordham University, New York
U.S. News rank: 61 Tier: 1
Institutional type: private
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 14,666
Tuition and fees: $36,449

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse
U.S. News rank: 80 (tie) Tier: 1
Institutional type: public
Setting: urban
Total enrollment: 2,201
Tuition and fees: In-state: $5,793; Out-of-state: $13,693

Binghamton University—SUNY, Binghamton
U.S. News rank: 80 (tie) Tier: 1
Institutional type: public
Setting: suburban
Total enrollment: 14,898
Tuition and fees: In-state: $6,768; Out-of-state: $14,668

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