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 2024. 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 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
61st – Net Cost
1st – Student-Faculty Ratio
30th – On-Campus Crime
4th – Gender & Racial Diversity
1st – Graduation Rate
3rd – Post-Attendance Median Salary

10. Binghamton University - Vestal, NY

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SUNY at Binghamton's 2023 tuition & fees is $10,363 for New York residents and $28,203 for out-of-state students.

9. University of Rochester - Rochester, NY

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For undergraduate programs, the 2023 tuition & fees of University of Rochester is $61,678.

8. Colgate University - Hamilton, NY

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Colgate's 2023 tuition & fees are $64,290.

7. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art - New York, NY

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Cooper Union's 2023 tuition & fees are $46,820

6. New York University - New York, NY

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NYU's 2023 tuition & fees are $58,168

5. Barnard College - New York, NY

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Barnard's 2023 tuition & fees are $62,525.

4. Vassar College - Poughkeepsie, NY

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Vassar's 2023 tuition & fees are $64,800

3. Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

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Cornell's 2023 tuition & fees are $63,200

2. Hamilton College - Clinton, NY

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Hamilton's 2023 tuition & fees are $62,670.

1. Columbia University - New York, NY

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Columbia University's 2023 tuition & fees are $65,508

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