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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 4.13% for academic year 2021-2022 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 (2021-2022)
NameAcceptance Rate# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledYield
1Columbia University in the City of New York
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsNew York, NY
4.13%61,1102,5241,64165.02%
2Cornell University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsIthaca, NY
8.69%67,3805,8523,71863.53%
3United States Military Academy
Public, four-yearsWest Point, NY
10.66%13,9551,4881,20180.71%
4New York University
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsNew York, NY
12.96%95,51712,3806,09749.25%
5University of Rochester
Private (not-for-profit), four-yearsRochester, NY
40.55%19,5437,9241,62320.48%
6Binghamton University
Public, four-yearsVestal, NY
44.15%39,53317,4553,08917.70%
7CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Public, four-yearsNew York, NY
44.58%18,7658,3661,77021.16%
8CUNY Hunter College
Public, four-yearsNew York, NY
45.90%31,72814,5623,32122.81%
9State University of New York at New Paltz
Public, four-yearsNew Paltz, NY
46.14%12,4825,7591,13319.67%
10Stony Brook University
Public, four-yearsStony Brook, NY
48.06%38,82618,6593,41618.31%