Best Liberal Arts Colleges in New York

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in New York 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 116 Liberal Arts schools located within New York. 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 for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Excelsior College Albany, NY

Excelsior College offers 3 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 1,639 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 1,346 Bachelor's degrees, 279 Associate's degrees, and 14 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
2 CUNY Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn, NY

CUNY Kingsborough Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 1,196 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 1,196 Associate's degrees.

3 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
4 The College of New Rochelle New Rochelle, NY

The College of New Rochelle offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 445 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 445 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
5 CUNY Queensborough Community College Bayside, NY

CUNY Queensborough Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 835 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 835 Associate's degrees.

6 Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY

Sarah Lawrence College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 344 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 344 Bachelor's degrees.

7 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
8 Bard College Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

Bard College offers 0 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a small private university in a outlying town.

Based on 8 Reviews
9 CUNY Bronx Community College Bronx, NY

CUNY Bronx Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large public college in a large city. In 2015, 499 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 499 Associate's degrees.

10 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

List of all Liberal Arts Colleges in New York

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Excelsior College Excelsior College Albany, NY 141 : 1 43,123
CUNY Kingsborough Community College CUNY Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn, NY
2/5
31 : 1 17,032
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College New York, NY
2/5
31 : 1 27,309
The College of New Rochelle The College of New Rochelle New Rochelle, NY
5/5
17 : 1 3,593
CUNY Queensborough Community College CUNY Queensborough Community College Bayside, NY
2/5
27 : 1 15,493
Sarah Lawrence College Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY
5/5
10 : 1 1,643
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
Bard College Bard College Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
5/5
11 : 1 2,332
CUNY Bronx Community College CUNY Bronx Community College Bronx, NY
2/5
26 : 1 11,434
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
CUNY LaGuardia Community College CUNY LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY
2/5
32 : 1 19,582
CUNY Hostos Community College CUNY Hostos Community College Bronx, NY
2/5
27 : 1 7,371
The New School The New School New York, NY
5/5
11 : 1 10,344
Cornell University Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
12 : 1 21,904
Farmingdale State College Farmingdale State College Farmingdale, NY
2/5
24 : 1 8,648
Stony Brook University Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
3/5
14 : 1 25,272
College of Staten Island CUNY College of Staten Island CUNY Staten Island, NY
2/5
23 : 1 13,701
Fordham University Fordham University Bronx, NY
5/5
16 : 1 15,286
SUNY at Purchase College SUNY at Purchase College Purchase, NY
3/5
16 : 1 4,169
Skidmore College Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY
5/5
9 : 1 2,642
Syracuse University Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
5/5
18 : 1 21,789
CUNY City College CUNY City College New York, NY
2/5
17 : 1 15,778
Rockland Community College Rockland Community College Suffern, NY
2/5
30 : 1 7,180
St John's University-New York St John's University-New York Queens, NY
5/5
24 : 1 20,877

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Additional Liberal Arts Degree Facts for New York Schools

New York Schools offering online Liberal Arts degrees

Online Liberal Arts degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 1,639 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
Excelsior College 0 279 1346 14 0
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College 0 1178 0 0 0
The New School 0 0 162 0 0
Stony Brook University 0 0 0 118 0
Corning Community College 0 96 0 0 0
How many New York schools offer online Liberal Arts degrees?
  • 7 Associate's
  • 5 Bachelor's
  • 4 Master's

What Liberal Arts degree programs were earned in New York?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 71 Colleges 7,629 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 57 Colleges 3,538 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 7 Colleges 84 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 23 Colleges 297 Graduates
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