New York State colleges traditionally do very well in national rankings, and the latest list from WalletHub of 2019's College & University Rankings places six New York State schools among the top 53 colleges overall. There was, however, at least one glaring omission.

Nearly 1,000 schools were evaluated by WalletHub across a wide variety of attributes in categories including Student Selectivity, Cost & Financing, Faculty Resources, Campus Safety, Campus Experience, Educational Outcomes, and Career Outcomes. Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked first overall, followed by the Ivy League's Princeton, Yale and Harvard. Here's how New York schools fared in the overall rankings:

  • Columbia University #8
  • Cornell University #31
  • Vassar College #48
  • SUNY-Binghamton #51
  • Colgate University #52
  • Barnard College #53

Central New York stalwart Hamilton College was notably absent on this list. The top liberal arts school located in Clinton normally scores high marks on these types of lists, but failed to make the grade, along with other schools that, according to WalletHub, "were excluded from our sample due to data limitations."

Syracuse University DID make the list at #121.


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