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Tightest New York Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate

The next table lists the tightest (low acceptance rate) New York colleges and universities to admit. Those schools have been keeping the acceptance rate in low level in recent years. Columbia University in the City of New York has the lowest acceptance rate as of 6.66% for academic year 2019-2020 in New York. For the ranking, we only include 4-years colleges with at least 1,000 new students (freshmen).
The following table shows the schools that have low acceptance rates with admission statistics and yield, also known as enrollment rate. You may want to check colleges having the highest acceptance rates in New York.
Tightest New York Colleges to Admit with Lowest Acceptance Rate (2019-2020)
NameAcceptance Rate# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledYield
1Columbia University in the City of New York
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNew York, NY
6.66%40,4622,6951,52156.44%
2United States Military Academy
Public, 4 or more yearsWest Point, NY
8.64%14,9691,2941,05681.61%
3Cornell University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsIthaca, NY
10.71%51,5005,5143,24958.92%
4New York University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsNew York, NY
21.09%80,21016,9186,70139.61%
5University of Rochester
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsRochester, NY
35.43%19,6076,9471,36319.62%
6CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Public, 4 or more yearsNew York, NY
37.43%21,0217,8691,69221.50%
7CUNY Hunter College
Public, 4 or more yearsNew York, NY
40.48%32,29413,0722,61620.01%
8CUNY Bernard M Baruch College
Public, 4 or more yearsNew York, NY
40.71%24,3079,8952,05520.77%
9Binghamton University
Public, 4 or more yearsVestal, NY
43.03%38,11616,4022,89617.66%
10CUNY Lehman College
Public, 4 or more yearsBronx, NY
47.01%20,0579,4281,32714.08%