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Recent College Rankings

 Colleges of Distinction 2018 - 2019

Colleges of Public Distinction 2018 - 2019

College of Distinction New York

College of Distinction - Business - 2018 - 2019

College of Distinction - Education - 2018 - 2019

College of Distinction - 2018 - 2019

2018-2019     Princeton Review - Best Colleges & Ranking List

  • Best Colleges in the Northeast
  • Top Green Colleges Nationwide

2018-2019   US News & World Report - Best Colleges & Ranking List

  • Top Public Schools-#10
  • Best College for Veterans-#22
  • Best Value Schools-#60
  • Best Fine Arts Programs-#82
  • Best Metals/Jewelry-#3
  • Best Undergraduate Engineering Program-#134
  • Best in Speech-Language Pathology-#183

2018-2019   Sierra Club "Cool Schools" - #137 Nationwide 

2018-2019   Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education - College Rankings

  • Top Colleges in the Northeast-#156
  • Top Colleges Nationwide-#424


2018-2019    Zippia.com-The Career Expert - Best College for Digital Media Majors in New York State - #2

2018-2019    Accountingedu.org - Best Value MBA Accounting program - #1 New York State

2018-2019   OnStageBlog.com - Top B.A. Theatre Programs - #10

2018-2019   Niche.com - Best College for Business in New York State - #25

2018-2019   Forbes Magazine - America's Best Value/Top Colleges

  • Top Public Colleges-#113
  • Top Colleges in the Northeast-#130

2018-2019   Money Magazine - Best Colleges Nationally - #240

2018-2019   BestColleges.com - Best Colleges in New York State - #20

2018-2019   Student Loan Hero.com - Most Affordable Colleges in the Northeast - #14

2018-2019   Niche.com - Hardest Colleges to Get Into - #170 national; #9 New York State

2018-2019   Niche.com - Best Public College and Universities - #195 national; #15 New York State                                     

2018-2019   US Department of State - Noted as one of the top colleges (tied for 4th) in the nation for students receiving the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for overseas study.

2018-2019   Victory Media - Military Friendly Schools - Top Ten - Gold Award

2018-2019   Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education - STARS Silver Rating

2018-2019   Buffalo Business First - 2018 Rankings of US Public Colleges & Universities - #86 (#25 East)

2018-2019    CollegeSimply.com - Best Colleges  #140 national; #15 New York State.

2018-2019    CollegeNET, Inc. Social Mobilty Index - Top 3% nationwide (#45 of 1,363 colleges and universities)

2018-2019    Kiplinger's Personal Finance - "Best College Values" #76 public colleges and universities nationwide; #240 all private and public colleges and universities nationwide


2017-2018    Victory Media - Military Friendly Schools - Top Ten - Gold Award

2017-2018    Zippia.com-The Career Expert -10 Best Colleges for Music Majors in New York #10

2017-2018   The Princeton Review - Guide to 375 Green Colleges

2017-2018   AffordableColleges.com - #25 of 50 most affordable in-state public universities in the US

2017-2018   Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings - #424 (top 25%) of 2,304 total colleges and universities in the US

2017-2018   US News & World Report-Best Colleges Rankings & List

  • Public Regional Universities-North #7
  • All Regional Universities-North #28
  • Best A+ Schools for B Students-North #20
  • Best Colleges for Veterans-North #13
  • Best Value Schools-North #54
  • Best Freshman Retention Rates-North-#16 (88%)
  • Campus Ethnic Diversity-North #66
  • Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (at schools where a doctorate is not offered)- National #118
  • Best Graduate Fine Arts Programs-National #82
  • Best Graduate Metal/Jewelry Programs-National #3
  • Best Speech-Language Pathology Programs-National #183

2017-2018    Colleges of Distinction - SUNY New Paltz

2017-2018    Sierra Magazine - "Cool Schools" 227 Greenest Colleges in America

2017-2018  Niche.com - Hardest Colleges to Get into in America #138, in New York State # 18

2017-2018    Kiplinger's Personal Finance - "Best College Values" #75 US public colleges & universities, #193 all US colleges & universities

2017-2018    Forbes Magazine - "America's Top Colleges" #95 US public colleges & universities, #305 all US colleges & universities

2017-2018   The Princeton Review - "229 Best Colleges & Universities in the Northeast"

2017-2018   Buffalo Business First - Top 100 National Public Colleges #77

2017 - 2018 BestColleges.com - Best Colleges in New York State - #19


2016-2017   CollegeNet 2016 SMI (Social Mobility Index) rankings - #72 of 900 US colleges & universities

2016-2017   Kiplinger's Personal Finance - 100 Best Values in Public Colleges & Universities

2016-2017    Victory Media - Military Friendly Schools - Top Ten - Gold Award

2016-2017    IHAVENET.COM/Education - 25 Best Schools Under $25K #17

2016-2017   The Princeton Review - Guide to 361 Green Colleges

2016-2017   US News & World Report - Public Regional Universities-North #5

- Public & Private Regional Universities-North #20

- A+ Schools for B Students

2016-2017    Sierra Magazine - "Coolest Schools" - 201 Greenest Colleges in America

2016-2017   The Princeton Review - Best Colleges: Region by Region (Northeast)

2016-2017   Forbes Magazine - America's Top Colleges

2016-2017   Master's in Special Education Program Guide - Music Therapy Program #1

2016 - 2017   BestColleges.com - Best Colleges in New York State - #20