Believe it or not, America has the best colleges in the world. It's been proven by data (and surveys) that the U.S. educational system is of the highest quality
It's actually not even close and New York is home to a handful of them.
While we could debate which colleges within the are the 'best,' that's not the goal of this post.
Instead, ride along with us as we determine which college towns in New York are the best.
You know, the type of places where there's energy and stimulation, but the type of place you can walk around at night. The happiest, chillest, most downright fun places where you can send your kids off to college where you won't break the bank, or worry about their well being.
Without further ado, here are the best college towns in New York for 2023.
While some of these may not seem like a 'real' college town per se, when you look at the numbers, it's hard to argue against.
And for those who live in Brockport, Ithaca and Stony Brook - we tip our hats to you and we'll schedule a tour for next week. You can see where Brockport ranks in terms of the best college town in America.
Finally, if you live in Lawrence, NY - it's officially the worst college town in New York. Sorry, Lawrence!
Read on to find out more or for more on New York check out:
Colleges: SUNY College at Brockport
Colleges: Cornell University, Ithaca College, Finger Lakes School of Massage
Colleges: Stony Brook University
Colleges: State University of New York at New Paltz
Colleges: SUNY College at Geneseo
Colleges: SUNY Oneonta, Hartwick College, Otsego Area BOCES-Practical Nursing Program
Colleges: Farmingdale State College
Colleges: SUNY College at Plattsburgh, Clinton Community College, Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES
Colleges: SUNY at Albany, The College of Saint Rose, Mildred Elley School-Albany Campus
Colleges: Nyack College
To crunch our data on New York's best college towns, we had to first decide which qualities (or rankings) make sense to use in the data, and then crunch the numbers for our rankings.
First off, we firmly decided that only cities with a 4 year college should make the cut -- so there has to be at least one college granting bachelors degrees in town.
You might be surprised to hear that there are only 44 places in New York with an institution of higher learning with that criteria.
We ranked each city across each of the criteria, with one being the best.
We rolled up the individual scores into the category and ranked them again based on the category.
Finally, we took the average rank across each category, with the city posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title "Best College Town In New York For 2023".
And it looks like Brockport placed Summa Cum Laude.
If you're looking for the best college towns in New York, you came to the right place.
These places all have great college sports programs, tons of stuff to do, and are great places to raise a family.
If you're curious, these are the worst college towns in New York, starting with the absolute worst, Lawrence:
For more reading, check out:
|3||Stony Brook, NY||11785|
|4||New Paltz, NY||7169|
|11||New York, NY||8379552|
|19||Saratoga Springs, NY||28056|
|21||Rockville Centre, NY||24552|
|32||New Rochelle, NY||79367|
|35||Dobbs Ferry, NY||10959|
|37||White Plains, NY||58171|
|38||Glen Cove, NY||27172|
|40||Dix Hills, NY||23995|
|43||Mount Kisco, NY||10949|