Best Sociology Colleges in New York

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We have created a 2018 ranking of the best colleges in New York that offer Sociology 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 82 Sociology 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 Sociology Colleges in New York for 2018

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 SUNY at Albany Albany, NY

Sociology is the third largest major in the College of Arts & Sciences at SUNY at Albany. The department is known for its studies of demography, crime and deviance, family and gender, political, economic and historical sociology, cultural sociology, urban sociology, migration, and race and ethnicity. As an undergraduate you can choose to apply for a combination B.A./M.A degree or B.A./M.P.A. degree at the beginning of your junior year. The graduate school accepts applications for an M.A. degree, but it is not a separate program from the PhD program. Since there are only 12-15 students accepted into the graduate program each year, if there are two equally qualified applicants those applying for a PhD are accepted over M.A. applicants. The sociology department is also affiliated with a number of research centers including The Center for Social and Demographic Analysis, Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research, The Institute for Research on Women, The Center for Women in Government and Civil Society and Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center.

Based on 28 Reviews
2 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY

Columbia is a perfect destination for anyone interested in sociology, with the department playing a leading role in the growth of sociology and the social sciences after World War II. Being located in New York City gives students the perfect locale to observe people from all over the world, how they relate, and the varied social issues they face. Some areas of research taking place at the university include cultural sociology, economic sociology, ethnography, globalization, health and population, historical sociology, inequality, organizations, political sociology, race, ethnicity and migration, science, knowledge and technology, and urban poverty and city. You are able to receive a free-standing master’s degree in sociology through an intensive, one-year program that combines academic training with research, much of which takes place in the urban environment of the city. PhD candidates are expected to apply for grants, publish articles and/or books, and present their work at professional meetings.

Based on 20 Reviews
3 Cornell University Ithaca, NY

Cornell University offers 4 Sociology Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 63 students graduated in the study area of Sociology with students earning 54 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.

Based on 100 Reviews
4 New York University New York, NY

New York University offers 4 Sociology Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 80 students graduated in the study area of Sociology with students earning 47 Bachelor's degrees, 21 Master's degrees, and 12 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
5 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY

Stony Brook University offers 4 Sociology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 186 students graduated in the study area of Sociology with students earning 177 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
6 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY

University at Buffalo offers 4 Sociology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 186 students graduated in the study area of Sociology with students earning 169 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
7 CUNY Queens College Queens, NY

CUNY Queens College offers 3 Sociology Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 271 students graduated in the study area of Sociology with students earning 258 Bachelor's degrees, and 13 Master's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
8 Barnard College New York, NY

Barnard College offers 2 Sociology Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 35 students graduated in the study area of Sociology with students earning 35 Bachelor's degrees.

9 Fordham University Bronx, NY

Fordham University offers 4 Sociology Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 58 students graduated in the study area of Sociology with students earning 56 Bachelor's degrees, 2 Master's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
10 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College offers 2 Sociology Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 21 students graduated in the study area of Sociology with students earning 21 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
SUNY at Albany SUNY at Albany Albany, NY
3/5
22 : 1 17,178
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
Cornell University Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
12 : 1 21,904
New York University New York University New York, NY
5/5
8 : 1 50,027
Stony Brook University Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
3/5
14 : 1 25,272
University at Buffalo University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
3/5
17 : 1 29,796
CUNY Queens College CUNY Queens College Queens, NY
2/5
22 : 1 19,520
Barnard College Barnard College New York, NY
5/5
10 : 1 2,548
Fordham University Fordham University Bronx, NY
5/5
16 : 1 15,286
Vassar College Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
5/5
9 : 1 2,435
CUNY Hunter College CUNY Hunter College New York, NY
2/5
19 : 1 22,918
Syracuse University Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
5/5
18 : 1 21,789
CUNY Lehman College CUNY Lehman College Bronx, NY
2/5
24 : 1 12,807
SUNY at Binghamton SUNY at Binghamton Vestal, NY
3/5
23 : 1 16,913
State University of New York at New Paltz State University of New York at New Paltz New Paltz, NY
2/5
17 : 1 7,751
Skidmore College Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY
5/5
9 : 1 2,642
St John's University-New York St John's University-New York Queens, NY
5/5
24 : 1 20,877
The New School The New School New York, NY
5/5
11 : 1 10,344
Hamilton College Hamilton College Clinton, NY
5/5
9 : 1 1,877
Hofstra University Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
5/5
16 : 1 10,814
SUNY at Purchase College SUNY at Purchase College Purchase, NY
3/5
16 : 1 4,169
SUNY Oneonta SUNY Oneonta Oneonta, NY
2/5
19 : 1 6,119
United States Military Academy United States Military Academy West Point, NY 21 : 1 4,348
University Logo Yeshiva University New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 6,194
CUNY City College CUNY City College New York, NY
2/5
17 : 1 15,778

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  • Program Descriptions
    • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
    • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma
    • BS in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
    • Bachelor of Arts in English with an Emphasis in Professional Writing
    • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness
    • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Community Mental Health Administration
    • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with an Emphasis in Family Dynamics
    • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Grief and Bereavement
    • M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention
    • B.A. in Communications
    • B.S. in Counseling with an Emphasis in Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse
    • B.S. in Psychology
    • M.A. in Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • M.S. in Addiction Counseling
    • M.S. in Professional Counseling
    • M.S. in Psychology: General Psychology
    • M.S. in Psychology: Industrial & Organizational Psychology
    • Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Cognition and Instruction
    • Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Integrating Technology, Learning, and Psychology
    • Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance Psychology
    • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Forensic Psychology
    • M.S. Psychology with an Emphasis in Geropsychology
    • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Health Psychology
    • M.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Life Coaching
    • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Childhood and Adolescence Disorders
    • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
    • M.S. in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma
    • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Forensic Psychology
    • Graduate Certificate of Completion in GeroPsychology
    • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Health Psychology
    • Graduate Certificate of Completion in Human Factors Psychology
    • Graduate Certificate Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Program Descriptions
    • MA Human Services - Mental Health Administration Specialization
    • MA Human Services - No Concentration
    • MA Psychology - Business Psychology Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Career Management and Counseling Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Educational Leadership Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Mental Health Administration Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Non-Profit Management Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Organizational Leadership Specialization
    • Master of Arts in Psychology, Criminology and Justice Studies
    • Master of Arts in Psychology, General Psychology Specialization
    • Master of Arts in Psychology, Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization
    • PSYD - Business Psychology Specialization
    • PSYD - Criminology and Justice Studies
    • PSYD - Educational Leadership Specialization
    • PSYD - Health and Wellness Psychology Specialization
    • PSYD - Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialization
    • PSYD - Mental Health Administration Specialization
    • PSYD - Non-Profit Management Specialization
    • PSYD - Organizational Leadership Specialization
    • PSYD - Sport and Performance Psychology Specialization
    • MA Psychology - Mediation Conflict and Resolution
    • MA Psychology - Mental Health Counseling
    • MA Psychology - No Concentration
    • MA Psychology - Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
    • PHD Human Services - No Concentration
    • PSYD - Health and Wellness Psychology
    • PSYD - Mediation and Conflict Resolution
    • PSYD - Clinical Specialization
    • Master of Arts in Human Development - No Concentration
    • Master of Arts in Human Development - Adult Development
    • Master of Arts in Human Development - Gerontology
    • MA Counseling: No Concentration
    • MA Counseling: Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling
    • MA Counseling: Clinical Health Counseling

Additional Sociology Degree Facts for New York Schools

New York Schools offering online Sociology degrees

Online Sociology degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 13 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Sociology degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

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Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
CUNY Graduate School and University Center 0 0 13 0 0
Excelsior College 0 0 12 0 0
How many New York schools offer online Sociology degrees?
  • 2 Bachelor's

What Sociology degree programs were earned in New York?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 81 Colleges 3,064 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 1 Colleges 8 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 12 Colleges 92 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 20 Colleges 188 Graduates
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