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Find Out Your Chances of Admission at Top New York Colleges

Upstate and Western New York is home to many top colleges including: Cornell, Clarkson, Hamilton, Hobart and William Smith, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Skidmore, St. Lawrence University, Union, University of Rochester, Vassar and more. 

Each Upstate New York college has different admissions criteria and standards, so an applicant’s chance of admission can vary significantly from college to college. If you’re curious about which New York or other top colleges you’re more likely to get into, Go4Ivy can calculate your chances of admission, so you can make confident decisions about where to apply.

Get your chances of admission report now. Or, if you're still researching colleges and narrowing down your college list, you can find additional information about the Upstate NY colleges below including location, acceptance rate, admissions requirements and more....

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Bard College

30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
(845) 758-7472
www.bard.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 35%
  • Enrollment: 2,000 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Arts–29%
    • Social Sciences–17%
    • English–8%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    Essay

Clarkson University

8 Clarkson Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13699
(315) 268-6480
www.clarkson.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Enrollment: 2,800 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Engineering–60%
    • Business–17%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

Colgate University

13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(315) 228-7401
www.colgate.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 33%
  • Enrollment: 2,900 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–36%
    • English–8%
    • Biology–7%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

Cornell University

410 Thurston Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850
www.cornell.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 18%
  • Enrollment: 13,900 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Engineering–18%
    • Business/Marketing–13%
    • Agriculture–12%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

Hamilton College

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
(315) 859-4421
www.hamilton.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 29%
  • Enrollment: 1,850 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–30%
    • Foreign Language–14%
    • Physical Sciences–8%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

629 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-3622
www.hws.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Enrollment: 2,100 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–27%
    • Biology–8%
    • Psychology–8%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    Essay

Manhattanville College

2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577
(914) 323-5464
www.manhattanville.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Enrollment: 1,700 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Business–26%
    • Social Sciences–16%
    • Psychology–12%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    Essay

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-6216
www.rpi.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 40%
  • Enrollment: 5,300 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Engineering–59%
    • Computer Science–9%
    • Business–7%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

University of Rochester

300 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14627
(585) 275-3221
www.rochester.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 38%
  • Enrollment: 5,400 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–18%
    • Biology–14%
    • Psychology–11%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

Sarah Lawrence College

1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
(914) 395-2510
www.slc.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: Not available
  • Enrollment: 1,250 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Liberal Arts–100%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    Essay

Skidmore College

815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 580-5570
www.skidmore.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • Enrollment: 2,700 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–18%
    • Arts–14%
    • Business–14%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT or ACT, essay

St. Lawrence University

23 Romoda Drive
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 229-5261
www.stlawu.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Enrollment: 2,300 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–26%
    • Psychology–13%
    • English–10%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    Essay

Union College

807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 388-6112
www.union.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Enrollment: 2,200 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–30%
    • Biology–14%
    • Psychology–9%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    Essay

Vassar College

124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
(845) 437-7300
www.vassar.edu

  • Acceptance Rate: 24%
  • Enrollment: 2,400 undergraduates
  • Most Popular Majors:
    • Social Sciences–21%
    • Arts–13%
    • Foreign Language–12%
  • Admissions Requirements:
    SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, essay

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