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12 Famous People Who Attended College in Buffalo

It's that time of year when high school juniors and seniors are making decisions about which colleges and universities they plan on attending. WalletHub sent me the list of New York's top 10 colleges and universities for 2022. You can see its national ranking of colleges and universities here. WalletHub compared seven key components to arrive at its rankings, including cost, campus safety, and career outcomes.

Here are the top 10 colleges and universities in New York State:

1. Columbia University - New York, NY - The 2021 tuition cost is $60,532
2. Hamilton College - Clinton, NY - The 2021 tuition cost is $58,510
3. Cornell University - Ithaca, NY - The 2021 tuition cost is $59,282
4. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art - New York, NY - The 2021 tuition cost is $59,282
5. Barnard College - New York, NY - The 2021 tuition cost is $57,479
6. Vassar College - Poughkeepsie, NY - The 2021 tuition cost is $61,010
7. University of Rochester - Rochester, NY - The 2021 tuition cost is $58,241
8. Colgate University - Hamilton, NY - The 2021 tuition cost is $60,015
9. New York University - New York, NY - The 2021 tuition cost is $54,880
10. Binghamton University - Vestal, NY - The 2021 tuition cost is $10,014 (NY residents) / $27,604 (Out of state residents)

The average cost of tuition for colleges and universities in New York State for 2021 is $7,450 per year for residents and $14,383 for non-residents. The number one ranked school, Columbia University, had an average tuition cost of $60,532 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Here are the metrics WalletHub used to rank Columbia University, which is a private school:

School Snapshot: Columbia University in the City of New York (1 = Best; 34 = Average; 68 = Worst):
1st – Admission Rate
59th – Net Cost
1st – Student-Faculty Ratio
20th – On-Campus Crime
4th – Gender & Racial Diversity
1st – Graduation Rate
1st – Post-Attendance Median Salary

Not every high school student is ready to go to a 4-year college or university. Whether is a money thing or they are just unsure about what they want to study, for some, they choose to get their associate's degree first. WalletHub also ranked the top 10 community colleges in New York State.

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