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Best Liberal Arts Colleges in New York City

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in New York City that offer Liberal Arts degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 15 Liberal Arts schools located within New York City. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Liberal Arts Colleges in New York City for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 1,178 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 1,178 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
2 New York University New York, NY

New York University offers 4 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 528 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 488 Bachelor's degrees, 39 Master's degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

Based on 60 Reviews
3 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY

Columbia University in the City of New York offers 3 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 88 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 79 Certificates degrees, and 9 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
4 Touro College New York, NY

Touro College offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 443 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 437 Associate's degrees, and 6 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
5 The New School New York, NY

The New School offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 173 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 162 Bachelor's degrees, and 11 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
6 CUNY City College New York, NY

CUNY City College offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 139 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 139 Bachelor's degrees.

7 Yeshiva University New York, NY

Yeshiva University offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large city.

8 Pace University-New York New York, NY

Pace University-New York offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 36 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 36 Bachelor's degrees.

9 CUNY Bernard M Baruch College New York, NY

CUNY Bernard M Baruch College offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 30 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 30 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
10 CUNY Graduate School and University Center New York, NY

CUNY Graduate School and University Center offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large city. In 2015, 116 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 68 Bachelor's degrees, and 48 Master's degrees.

List of all Liberal Arts Colleges in New York City

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
2/5
31 : 1 27,309
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 28,086
Touro College Touro College New York, NY
4/5
17 : 1 13,033
The New School The New School New York, NY
5/5
11 : 1 10,344
CUNY City College CUNY City College New York, NY
2/5
17 : 1 15,778
University Logo Yeshiva University New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 6,194
Pace University-New York Pace University-New York New York, NY
5/5
18 : 1 12,843
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College CUNY Bernard M Baruch College New York, NY
2/5
25 : 1 18,433
CUNY Graduate School and University Center CUNY Graduate School and University Center New York, NY 23 : 1 6,954
Marymount Manhattan College Marymount Manhattan College New York, NY
5/5
12 : 1 1,928
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York York, PA
3/5
17 : 1 1,105
York College York College York, NE
4/5
13 : 1 410
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College Stella and Charles Guttman Community College New York, NY
2/5
16 : 1 824
Boricua College Boricua College New York, NY
3/5
15 : 1 995

Additional Liberal Arts Degree Facts for New York City Schools

New York City Schools offering online Liberal Arts degrees

Online Liberal Arts degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 1,178 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Liberal Arts degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College 0 1178 0 0 0
The New School 0 0 162 0 0
York College 0 23 0 0 0
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State York 0 0 1 0 0
How many New York City schools offer online Liberal Arts degrees?
  • 3 Associate's
  • 2 Bachelor's

What Liberal Arts degree programs were earned in New York City?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 7 Colleges 1,711 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 11 Colleges 939 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 1 Colleges 79 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 5 Colleges 98 Graduates
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