2023 Best Undergraduate Business Schools in New York

2022-2023 Business Colleges of Distinction

Published: September 1, 2022

By: Colleges of Distinction Staff

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Every school on this list has already gotten our stamp of approval for the way they enrich every students’ education through the Four Distinctions. And with the addition of the business badge, you can be sure that these institutions offer hands-on business programs that produce experienced, responsible leaders for the booming corporate world.

We have thoroughly researched the business programs at these New York Colleges of Distinction and verified that they exhibit all of the following characteristics:

  • Multidisciplinary exposure across all aspects of business
  • Real-world experience through internships and other forms of engagement with actual firms
  • Industry connections that help students build their network and access to professional growth
  • Business ethics that emphasize how a firm’s obligations extend beyond its shareholders
  • Collaborative learning, in both business and general education courses, that stress the nuances of an efficient team
  • Dedicated advisors and counselors who have a clear understanding of students’ academic and post-graduate milestones

Student success is the primary focus of our Colleges of Distinction, and these business degree-granting CoDs are no exception. With different types of business degrees to help students pursue their desired industry, the 2022-2023 New York Business Colleges of Distinction provide a stable foundation for entrepreneurial minds.


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Adelphi University

Garden City, NY ‧ Private ‧ 4-year

Adelphi University provides students with a personalized education that fully prepares them for successful, fulfilling careers. Adelphi students graduate with the knowledge and ability to compete and excel in their chosen fields and address the needs of their communities. Internships, many of them paid, are central to an Adelphi education and help students refine their career objectives, make connections, and gain work experience.

GLOBAL LEARNING
Levermore Global Scholars (LGS) is a program of distinction designed to enrich both the social and international dimensions of a college education, placing an emphasis on civic engagement and leadership. Adelphi’s nongovernmental organization status allows students to attend special briefings at the United Nations; three-quarters of those students participate in special activities with the U.N. each year.

LGS students have studied globalization while traveling in China, immersed themselves in sustainability in Costa Rica, visited schools to better understand education’s role in Cuba, and explored issues of conflict transformation and the arts in Kosovo.

Acceptance rate 75% • Net price $29,821      •      SAT Range 1060-1250      •      Students submitting SAT scores 81%
Total Undergrad Population 5,124      •      Setting Suburb      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 72%      •      Retention rate 82%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 12:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 174

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services
Marketing
Business Management Marketing and Related Support Services


Baruch College

New York, NY ‧ Public ‧ 4-year

Baruch College is a diverse and inclusive campus in the heart of New York City. With three colleges, 29 majors, and a student body representing 160 countries, Baruch offers a space for people of all interests and backgrounds. Baruch equips students to be active in their classroom, their community, and their city as they apply their coursework to the improvement of their community.

Baruch leverages its Big Apple location and incredible diversity to offer students an experience that broadens their worldview and prepares them for any and all career paths. Students can explore their academic interests, travel the world, and plan their next step.

INTERNSHIPS
Baruch College wants students to seek both paid and unpaid internship experiences to supplement their coursework. Whether they find an internship on their own or through the Internship Placement Program of the Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch provides the assistance they might need to get a head-start on their professional development. The Starr Career Development Center offers several resources to help students find a good fit—from a job board and advising to mock interviews and advice on proper interview attire. 

Acceptance rate 41%      •      Net price $3,897      •      SAT Range 1170-1360      •      Students submitting SAT scores 94%
Total Undergrad Population 15,774      •      Setting City: Large      •      Public 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 73%      •      Retention rate 88%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 20:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 2,792

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations | Accounting and Related Services | Business Operations Support and Assistant Services | Business/Corporate Communications | Business/Managerial Economics | Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations | Finance and Financial Management Services | International Business | Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods | Real Estate | General Sales Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations


Binghamton University

Binghamton, NY ‧ Public ‧ 4-year

Binghamton offers a wide array of personal and academic opportunities that range from international education to research initiatives. The University’s commitment to student success is of paramount importance, and students are given the tools they need to excel and make a difference.

EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM
The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is great for students that are seeking extra leadership experience. The certificate program spans over the course of a semester and connects students with the University and community. ELP takes place the first semester of college, which allows participants to gain valuable skills early on in their college careers. 

Acceptance rate 43%      •      Net price $19,061      •      SAT Range 1290-1450      •      Students submitting SAT scores 99%
Total Undergrad Population 14,333      •      Setting Suburb      •      Public 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 82%      •      Retention rate 92%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 19:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 483

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Finance and Financial Management Services
Management Information Systems and Services
Marketing


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City College of New York

New York, NY ‧ Public ‧ 4-year

The City College of New York, the founding institution of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, is home to eight schools and divisions, each dedicated to the advancement of research and knowledge. Since 1847, The City College of New York has been witness to countless changemakers; it hosted Albert Einstein’s first presentation of his theory of general relativity outside of Europe, and its alumni have made such revolutionary contributions as discovering the polio vaccine, building the Internet, and designing the Panama Canal.

CAREER SERVICES
The CCNY Career and Professional Development Institute (CPDI) hosts a career fair for over 250 employers every year while also offering an online job database that houses over 600 opportunities each week. Additionally, CPDI offers programs to refer student résumés to employers who are hiring. These direct referrals open networks for students that may not have otherwise been available to them. CPDI also has a series of over 100 workshops and events to assist in bridging the gap between their academic career and professional careers.

Acceptance rate 51%      •      Net price $4,546      •      SAT Range 1050-1260      •      Students submitting SAT scores 96%
Total Undergrad Population 12,587      •      Setting City: Large      •      Public 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 60%      •      Retention rate 80%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 15:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 70

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations


College of Mount Saint Vincent

Riverdale, NY ‧ Catholic ‧ 4-year

The College of Mount Saint Vincent seeks to engage the development of the whole person. Every field of study emphasizes analytical skills; critical thinking; clear communication; and moral and religious thought—essentials for success in every profession. Faculty have excellent academic credentials and share a passion for teaching and engaging their students. And because they teach small classes, they are able to give their students personalized attention and hands-on learning experiences.

INTERNSHIPS
Thousands of internship possibilities await, and the Mount’s location in New York City ensures that students have ready access to internships at top businesses, entertainment companies, healthcare facilities, government agencies, and more. What’s more, students can even complete an internship for academic credit any time after their freshman year.

Recent internships sites include: American Express; Bronx District Attorney’s Office; Brooklyn Cyclones; Cosmopolitan magazine; ESPN; Goldman Sachs; Lord and Taylor; New-York Historical Society; New York Mets; New York Stock Exchange; Office of the New York State Attorney General; Pfizer; Rachael Ray Show; Rolling Stone magazine; and the United Nations.

Acceptance rate 93%      •      Net price $20,778      •      SAT Range 910-1090      •      Students submitting SAT scores 81%
Total Undergrad Population 2,257      •      Setting City: Large      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 63%      •      Retention rate 76%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 14:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 53

Business Majors Offered

Business/Commerce General
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services


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Daemen University

Amherst, NY ‧ Private ‧ 4-year

Daemen is a student-centered University with dedicated, highly qualified faculty who value personalized teaching and intellectual excellence. The university prepares students for successful careers by offering rigorous academic programs that develop the liberal arts-based skills necessary for lifelong learning and intellectual growth.

LEADERSHIP
Daemen University’s LEADS Center serves as a clearinghouse for students who aspire to realize and develop their leadership skills. The LEADS program affords Daemen students the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to bring purpose, meaning, and integrity into their lives and the lives of others. It emphasizes lifelong learning through interdisciplinary programs that provide and encourage the development of the self, ultimately fostering inclusive, collaborative relationships. LEADS sponsors events and offers various sessions throughout the academic year.

Acceptance rate 62%      •      Net price $19,314
Total Undergrad Population 1,631      •      Setting Suburb      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 58%      •      Retention rate 79%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 11:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 41

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Human Resources Management and Services
International Business
Marketing
Business Management Marketing and Related Support Services


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Dominican University New York

Orangeburg, NY ‧ Catholic ‧ 4-year

Since 1952, Dominican University New York has provided students with an environment that cultivates unique bonds and life-long relationships. It is a unique environment where the building of personal connections shares center stage with academics. There are many reasons why students from across the country and the world choose Dominican University New York. The small, personal classes translate into a highly individualized educational experience for each student. The College’s convenient location in the scenic Hudson Valley area, just 17 miles from New York City, feels like a home away from home.

PERSONAL FACULTY RELATIONSHIPS
At Dominican University New York, there is a strong emphasis on building relationships. The low student-to-faculty ratio allows students the opportunity to spend valuable time with their faculty. Students know that they are not a number. They also know that they will work face to face with professors (not teaching assistants) who are accessible and present to provide advice and personalized attention.

Survey after survey, Dominican University New York students affirm that they feel connected to their faculty. They state that they learn more from their interaction with teachers and peers—in class and out of class—than can be found in lectures and textbooks. Dominican University New York faculty make it a priority to know each student as an individual learner and community member. This connection lasts far beyond graduation; many alumni continue to build their relationships with faculty as peers, sharing professional developments and personal stories.  

Acceptance rate 75%      •      Net price $20,951
Total Undergrad Population 1,310      •      Setting Suburb      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 48%      •      Retention rate 73%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 13:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 26

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services
International Business
Management Information Systems and Services
Marketing


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Elmira College

Elmira, NY ‧ Private ‧ 4-year

A national, top-tier liberal arts college founded in 1855, Elmira College is proud of its 160-year reputation for academic distinction. From the very beginning, Elmira has placed its focus on academic rigor. It was, in fact, the first college for women with a course of study equal in rigor to the best men’s colleges of the time. Today, as a co-educational institution, Elmira continues that same focus on academic rigor and student opportunities.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Throughout their years at Elmira College, students are actively engaged in undergraduate research alongside their classmates and professors. In business courses, students construct business plans for real clients, including product and marketing strategies. 

TERM III
One of the unique features of Elmira College is a 6-week Term III in April and May. The College offers many experiential learning opportunities in Term III, allowing students to do immersive and intensive work in a number of different fields and countries. This can include student teaching, clinical work, and research.

Acceptance rate 83%      •      Net price $21,944      •      SAT Range 890-1302      •      Students submitting SAT scores 39%
Total Undergrad Population 715      •      Setting City: Small      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 67%      •      Retention rate 69%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 10:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 36

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services


Fordham University

New York, NY ‧ Catholic ‧ 4-year

Discover the Worlds Within: Picture Fordham as a laboratory where you can explore the deepest meaning and fullest measure of success. In the process you will acquire the knowledge, skills, confidence, and experience to succeed in your chosen field. Fordham offers you both the firm foundation and the competitive edge that will make you a leader at work and a success in your life.

UNIQUE ACADEMIC OFFERINGS
Special academic offerings include honors programs; study abroad; dual-degree programs with Fordham’s graduate schools; and pre-professional programs in law, medicine, and other health professions. Fordham’s G.L.O.B.E. international business program combines liberal arts and business courses, and prepares students for multinational careers. Undergraduate students often collaborate with faculty on original research, and they also work with faculty and staff to prepare to compete for Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships and other prestigious fellowships and scholarships.

Acceptance rate 53%      •      Net price $41,569      •      SAT Range 1230-1410      •      Students submitting SAT scores 72%
Total Undergrad Population 9,399      •      Setting City: Large      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 83%      •      Retention rate 89%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 13:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 683

Business Majors Offered

Business/Commerce General
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services
International Business
Marketing
Real Estate
General Sales Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations


Iona University

New Rochelle, NY ‧ Catholic ‧ 4-year

In the tradition of the Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education, Iona University is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence. Iona’s students, faculty, staff, and administrators embody the values of justice, peace, and service. Together, the Iona College community shares a mission to make a positive impact on the lives of others and to move the world.

Iona, located just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, provides students the opportunity to learn in small classes and labs, work with accomplished teachers and scholars, and gain hands-on experiences that transform their views of the world and pave the way to exciting careers.

LAPENTA-LYNCH TRADING FLOOR
The LaPenta-Lynch Trading Floor in the School of Business offers students a simulated trading environment featuring 20 high-end networked trading desks and a continuous live data feed from Bloomberg. Students learn firsthand using the same technology and analytic tools used on Wall Street and are able to build and track investment portfolios as if they were on an actual trading floor or in a corporate finance office.

Acceptance rate 86%      •      Net price $29,103      •      SAT Range 1000-1190      •      Students submitting SAT scores 48%
Total Undergrad Population 2,959      •      Setting Suburb      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 60%      •      Retention rate 77%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 15:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 256

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services
International Business
Management Information Systems and Services
Marketing


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Keuka College

Keuka Park, NY ‧ Private ‧ 4-year

Many students agree that attending Keuka College is like joining a new family. The growing campus community supports personal experiences in all facets of student life. Keuka College professors, accomplished contributors to their respective fields of scholarship, consider teaching their calling and guide every student in the work of educating her or himself.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
On a small campus of fewer than 1,000 students, there are plenty of work-study positions available. Without the College’s student employment workforce, Keuka College would have to hire more than 100 full-time employees. Part-time jobs on campus allow students to explore their interests, build résumés, and earn extra spending money. Work-study jobs range from serving as referees at intramural games to working at the circulation desk in the library.

Acceptance rate 91%      •      Net price $26,126
Total Undergrad Population 1,301      •      Setting Town      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 53%      •      Retention rate 65%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 12:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 79

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Marketing


Long Island University

Brooklyn, NY ‧ Private ‧ 4-year

Founded in 1926, Long Island University educates and empowers men and women from all walks of life through a rigorous liberal arts education. As one of the largest private universities, LIU’s multiple campuses throughout New York and around the world offer more than 500 undergraduate degrees, all of which come with a liberal arts foundation that prepares students for lifelong success. This wide-reaching scope of LIU—across both physical locations as well as academic disciplines—firmly proves the success of its mission: Access and Excellence. 

The University’s original downtown location offers students a place to cultivate continual growth and broaden their intercultural and education experience. LIU Brooklyn offers many opportunities for students to learn both in the classroom and out in the world. Students at LIU Brooklyn strive to become their best selves thanks to the plethora of activities available at their fingertips, whether they be academic or extracurricular. This lively college environment is designed for growth, success, and true fulfillment.

The growth of the University, as well as the growing population outside of the city, prompted the purchase of a new campus on Marjorie Merriweather Post’s estate. Located on the Gold Coast of Long Island, LIU Post is a small campus with big resources. Here, students enjoy the intimacy of a small school while learning and thriving with the resources of a metropolitan university. 

Acceptance rate 85%      •      Net price $25,031      •      SAT Range 1080-1290      •      Students submitting SAT scores 84%
Total Undergrad Population 10,403      •      Setting Suburb      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 41%      •      Retention rate 77%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 10:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 162

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Finance and Financial Management Services
General Sales Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations
Specialized Sales Merchandising and Marketing Operations


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Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY ‧ Catholic ‧ 4-year

With over 160 years of history, Manhattan College is at the forefront of outstanding, comprehensive colleges. Through the years, one constant has guided the College: the Lasallian Catholic heritage upon which it was built. 

ETHICAL GROWTH, NOT JUST INTELLECTUAL
Over and above their professional accomplishments, graduates have demonstrated that they learned well the ethical lessons that were part of their Manhattan education. Nowhere is this more poignantly apparent than in their contributions at the World Trade Center site. From the earliest days, Jaspers have always proven their ability and ethical standards as citizens of the world.

Acceptance rate 78%      •      Net price $32,044
Total Undergrad Population 3,352      •      Setting City: Large      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 70%      •      Retention rate 83%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 11:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 195

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services
Human Resources Management and Services
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods Marketing
General Sales Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations
Business Management Marketing and Related Support Services


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Manhattanville College

Purchase, NY ‧ Private ‧ 4-year

Manhattanville College is a small, private liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence, purposeful education, and social justice. Located 30 miles from New York City on a 100-acre suburban campus in the heart of bustling Westchester County, Manhattanville enables easy access to robust entertainment offerings, educational resources, and business opportunities for its primarily residential and diverse student body.

The college opened the Center for Design Thinking in 2019, offering all Manhattanville students the opportunity to gain real-world problem-solving skills that are in demand in today’s ever-changing job market. Just 30 miles from downtown Manhattan, the heart of New York City, the Center for Career Development connects students and graduates to jobs all over the New York Metropolitan area.

Acceptance rate 90%      •      Net price $24,499
Total Undergrad Population 1,409      •      Setting Suburb      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 64%      •      Retention rate 80%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 10:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 87

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services
Marketing


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Molloy University

Rockville Centre, NY ‧ Catholic ‧ 4-year

Molloy University, an independent Catholic institution in Rockville Centre, was founded in 1955. The University serves a student population of approximately 4,900 undergraduate and graduate students.

COMMITTED TO ITS MISSION
Even as it expands and renovates, Molloy remains committed to its core principles and the power of education to transform lives. Through Molloy’s diversity of programs, personal attention from faculty, and commitment to improving both Long Island and the world, students graduate prepared to make a difference.

OUTSTANDING PROGRAMS
Molloy students can earn degrees in a variety of outstanding academic programs. The Business Division, for instance, features classes taught by CEOs, CFOs, and other senior leaders from the business world.

Acceptance rate 74%      •      Net price $27,454      •      SAT Range 1080-1250      •      Students submitting SAT scores 91%
Total Undergrad Population 3,510      •      Setting Suburb      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 72%      •      Retention rate 88%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 10:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 109

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services
Marketing


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Nazareth College

Rochester, NY ‧ Private ‧ 4-year

Innovative, student centered, and committed to excellence, Nazareth College prepares students for lifelong success on its classic, welcoming suburban campus. Its location in the preeminent college town of Rochester, NY, means that students are situated perfectly in a community of academic, personal, and professional opportunities. 

CENTER FOR LIFE’S WORK
Nazareth College’s Center for Life’s Work partners with students to help them map out the path not just from college to their careers, but also from college to lives of purpose and meaning. With the help of involved career coaches, students can make sense of how their academics, skills, experiences, and passions are able to coexist and lead on a fulfilling journey. 

The Center for Life’s Work is more than a career services office; it’s a hub for internship opportunities, community engagement, and professional development and exploration. The ongoing support of their career coaches ensure that students graduate with a sense of direction as they take off into their first post-graduate jobs. 

SPARK GRANT
Nazareth College encourages students to get involved in real-world experiences as early and as often as possible. Through the SPARK Grant, first-year students are eligible to receive financial support to cover the costs of study abroad, unpaid internships, or undergraduate research.

Acceptance rate 76%      •      Net price $31,521
Total Undergrad Population 2,147      •      Setting Suburb      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 71%      •      Retention rate 85%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 9:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 57

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services
International Business
Marketing


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New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury and New York City, NY ‧ Private ‧ 4-year

Students today aren’t content with status-quo lectures and classes. They want an active, hands-on education that will propel them into the real world. NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) responds to its students’ passion for discovery, creativity, and collaboration by providing them with a modern education that leads to rewarding careers.

NYIT’s Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center is home to a New York State certified business incubator.

SCHOOL LOCATION
NYIT-New York City is in the heart of Manhattan—the global capital of culture, finance, media, technology, and just about everything else. The New York City campus is easily accessible by public transportation and steps from Lincoln Center and Central Park. Named one of the nation’s safest campuses, NYIT-Long Island (Old Westbury, NY) is a beautiful wooded campus located on Long Island near beaches, parks, shopping and cultural venues. The Long Island campus is 24 miles outside of New York City on the famous “Gold Coast” of Long Island. Students can study and participate in activities on both campuses while they are at NYIT.

Acceptance rate 75%      •      Net price $21,912      •      SAT Range 1060-1290      •      Students submitting SAT scores 90%
Total Undergrad Population 3,473      •      Setting Suburb      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 50%      •      Retention rate 76%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 11:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 130

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Finance and Financial Management Services
Hospitality Administration/Management
International Business
Marketing


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Niagara University

Niagara, NY ‧ Catholic ‧ 4-year

Founded in 1856, Niagara University is a comprehensive institution, blending the best of a liberal arts and professional education and grounded in a values-based, Catholic tradition. With more than 80 majors, nearly 60 minors, six pre-professional options, and 4+1 combined master’s programs, NU students are immersed in meaningful real-world learning opportunities from the moment they step foot on the university’s beautiful campus.

IMPACT
IMPACT is a measured approach to instilling in NU students a model of collective impact that creates systemic change through project-based learning. It is a comprehensive and individualized service program that places more emphasis on professional and personal growth as opposed to one that highlights hours of service.

NU students can take advantage of other practical work experiences, too. College of Education students begin working in classrooms in their freshman year and are then given increasing amounts of responsibility with each succeeding year. The College of Business Administration emphasizes real-world experience with businesses from across the country as well as in the Buffalo area.

Acceptance rate 92%      •      Net price $19,172      •      SAT Range 1015-1200      •      Students submitting SAT scores 71%
Total Undergrad Population 2,726      •      Setting Suburb      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 77%      •      Retention rate 80%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 11:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 182

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance and Financial Management Services
Hospitality Administration/Management
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
Marketing


SUNY Geneseo

Geneseo, NY ‧ Public ‧ 4-year

SUNY Geneseo takes intellectual minds, transforms them to see their abilities, and then shows them how to be socially responsible citizens. Students enrolled at Geneseo are part of a collaborative environment, where academics meet civic engagement.

WASHINGTON INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Washington Internship Program is a study away option that offers countless benefits and leadership opportunities. Participants of the program experience a near full-time internship, an academic course, and a Leadership Forum. Students build professional networks through interaction with industry leaders. 

Acceptance rate 61%      •      Net price $18,684      •      SAT Range 1140-1310      •      Students submitting SAT scores 89%
Total Undergrad Population 4,829      •      Setting Town      •      Public 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 78%      •      Retention rate 85%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 17:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 149

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services


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SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, NY ‧ Public ‧ 4-year

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an academically rigorous public university in the heart of New York State’s scenic Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of metropolitan New York City.

It’s also a uniquely diverse community to which people from around the world can “come as they are” and collaborate in a friendly, tolerant, and supportive environment. At New Paltz, artists work with entrepreneurs to add smart design to business plans, and the liberal arts provide a core set of adaptable skills that make NP alumni stand out in their pursuit of post-graduation success.

Acceptance rate 62%      •      Net price $16,079      •      SAT Range 1070-1260      •      Students submitting SAT scores 91%
Total Undergrad Population 6,597      •      Setting Suburb      •      Public 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 76%      •      Retention rate 87%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 15:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 245

Business Majors Offered

Business/Commerce General
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services
International Business
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
Marketing


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SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY ‧ Public ‧ 4-year

SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, four-year, public college offering more than 60 majors and programs on a residential campus in Central New York. The college offers small classes, loads of campus activities, and a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities that help students gain the knowledge and skills they need to prepare for successful careers and further education. 

The college is known as a caring campus where people are genuinely friendly and work hard to make everyone feel at home. Three core values support SUNY Oneonta’s mission: inclusivity, service and sustainability.

Students explore careers and get resume-worthy experience through internships, which are a requirement for many majors. Opportunities are available in New York City, Washington, D.C., Albany, or Los Angeles – or right in the Oneonta area through the college’s many partnerships with local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Acceptance rate 63%      •      Net price $16,635      •      SAT Range 910-1121      •      Students submitting SAT scores 91%
Total Undergrad Population 6,190      •      Setting Town      •      Public 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 76%      •      Retention rate 83%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 16:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 197

Business Majors Offered

Accounting and Related Services
Business/Managerial Economics


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SUNY Oswego

Oswego, NY ‧ Public ‧ 4-year

SUNY Oswego offers engaging student life activities and programming alongside an exceptionally diverse curriculum. The possibilities are endless with an extensive choice of academic options and majors, an outstanding faculty, internships, co-ops, service-learning, and study abroad opportunities that foster learning and encourage the exchange of ideas.

ENGAGED LEARNING PREPARES OUR STUDENTS FOR CAREER SUCCESS
At SUNY Oswego, traditional classroom lectures meet hands-on programming, enhancing students’ practical experiences and engaging students in meaningful work. SUNY Oswego enables and encourages its students to experience real-world learning opportunities, to broaden their perspectives both inside and outside of the classroom, and to discover the paths of excellence that lie ahead of them.

SUNY Oswego students are exposed to experiences that will empower them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world, including a Business competitions for student entrepreneurs.

Acceptance rate 69%      •      Net price $16,398      •      SAT Range 1020-1190      •      Students submitting SAT scores 99%
Total Undergrad Population 6,673      •      Setting Town      •      Public 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 65%      •      Retention rate 81%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 16:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 402

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services
Human Resources Management and Services
Marketing
Insurance
Business Management Marketing and Related Support Services


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St. John Fisher University

Rochester, NY ‧ Private ‧ 4-year

St. John Fisher University has experienced significant enrollment and program growth, igniting fast-moving change to an already beautiful campus. It’s a place where tradition and innovation continue to be joined hand-in-hand.

Experiential learning and service-learning are central to all of Fisher’s 37 academic majors offered at the undergraduate level as well as many of its graduate programs. Students have countless chances throughout their years at the University to pursue internships and other networking opportunities as well as unique study abroad experiences.

Fisher students find everything they need to shape their future: a lively, inspiring, and welcoming campus community; the foundation of a liberal arts education that touches every part of their life; and the guidance of faculty whose expertise sheds light on students’ chosen fields. At Fisher, they find goodness, discipline, and knowledge.

Acceptance rate 68%      •      Net price $29,722      •      SAT Range 1060-1240      •      Students submitting SAT scores 94%
Total Undergrad Population 2,690      •      Setting Suburb      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 72%      •      Retention rate 90%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 12:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 150

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services
Human Resources Management and Services
Marketing


St. John’s University

Queens, NY ‧ Catholic ‧ 4-year


Those who become a part of St. John’s University discover a world of opportunity available at New York City’s largest Catholic university. For 150 years, St. John’s has prepared students to become real leaders in both their careers and communities. Today, St. John’s offers more than 100 academic programs, dynamic study abroad opportunities, and a focus on service, altogether supplying the knowledge and tools needed for success in a constantly changing world.

READY FOR THE REAL WORLD
Through both St. John’s Career Center as well as the University’s many academic programs, students have access to outstanding internship opportunities at leading businesses, cultural programs, and other organizations throughout the New York City region.

OUTSTANDING PROFESSORS
Students at St. John’s learn from professors who are internationally acclaimed scholar-teachers. More than 90 percent of professors at St. John’s hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their fields, having received prestigious awards like Guggenheim, Fulbright, and more. And because St. John’s places a special emphasis on student research, undergraduates have many opportunities to engage in meaningful research with leading faculty. 

Acceptance rate 75%      •      Net price $26,771      •      SAT Range 1080-1300      •      Students submitting SAT scores 75%
Total Undergrad Population 15,693      •      Setting City: Large      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 64%      •      Retention rate 83%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 16:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 673

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services
Hospitality Administration/Management
International Business
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
Marketing
Insurance


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St. Joseph’s University, New York

Brooklyn, NY ‧ Catholic ‧ 4-year

Established in 1916, St. Joseph’s University, New York provides an affordable liberal arts education to a diverse group of students at its three campuses: Brooklyn, Long Island, and Online. Independent and coeducational, St. Joseph’s prepares students for lives of integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. These are lives that are worthy of the University’s motto, Esse non videri, “To be and not to seem.”

A COMPLETE EDUCATION AT ST. JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY
There are some things that just can’t be learned in a classroom. At St. Joseph’s University, New York, students are encouraged to take part in fieldwork, research, internships, and study abroad trips prior to graduation. Among the many great hands-on offerings include the university’s own Business Technology Center.

Acceptance rate 71%      •      Net price $16,290      •      SAT Range 1020-1200      •      Students submitting SAT scores 87%
Total Undergrad Population 3,903      •      Setting City: Large      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 70%      •      Retention rate 84%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 12:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 199

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Hospitality Administration/Management
Human Resources Management and Services
Marketing


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St. Thomas Aquinas College

Sparkill, NY ‧ Private ‧ 4-year

From the day students first arrive, St. Thomas Aquinas College celebrates their strengths, talents, and individuality. The College encourages students to push past their limits and strive for great things, providing the opportunities for students to learn and grow in mind, body, and soul. 

CAREER NETWORK: ACCESS TO ALUMNI
The St. Thomas Aquinas College Career Network provides students and alumni various opportunities to develop their skills through internships, virtual career fairs, etiquette seminars, résumé building workshops, and mock interviews. The College pairs students with alumni from around the nation and world, creating a collegial and relaxed setting for an exchange of real-world perspectives. Often times, these relationships lead to internship and employment opportunities, channels for sound professional advice, and everlasting friendships.

Acceptance rate 87%      •      Net price $21,139      •      SAT Range 900-1150      •      Students submitting SAT scores 79%
Total Undergrad Population 1,612      •      Setting Suburb      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 61%      •      Retention rate 75%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 17:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 35

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Finance and Financial Management Services
Marketing
General Sales Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations


Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY ‧ Private ‧ 4-year

Maximize your potential at Syracuse University. Syracuse is a private university in Syracuse, New York where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish.

An undergraduate education at SU’s Whitman School of Management is about experiencing integrated core learning through an innovative curriculum that concentrates on business fundamentals from the very start. Our students have opportunities to double major, participate in multiple internships, apply their knowledge outside the classroom through our groundbreaking Goodman IMPRESS program and gain global experience through study abroad. With supportive faculty and staff, and a dedicated Career Center close at hand, Whitman undergraduates face today’s competitive marketplace confident and career ready.

Acceptance rate 69%      •      Net price $47,177
Total Undergrad Population 14,479      •      Setting City: Midsize      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 83%      •      Retention rate 89%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 15:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 461

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Finance and Financial Management Services
Hospitality Administration/Management
Management Information Systems and Services
Marketing
Real Estate


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The College of Saint Rose

Albany, NY ‧ Private ‧ 4-year

he College of Saint Rose places an emphasis on embracing the individual, digging deep into discussion, promoting self-advocacy and advocacy for others, and then using education to serve what the community refers to as “the dear neighbor.”

Founded in 1920, Saint Rose provides comprehensive programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional continuing educational levels. Students’ majors of choice are all enriched by a well-rounded, perspective-building array of courses in the liberal arts and sciences. With additional opportunities for internships, study abroad, and research, every Saint Rose student is aptly prepared to be leaders for a civil society.

Acceptance rate 82%      •      Net price $21,818
Total Undergrad Population 2,249      •      Setting City: Small      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 59%      •      Retention rate 73%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 14:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 104

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Finance and Financial Management Services
Human Resources Management and Services
Marketing


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University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY ‧ Public ‧ 4-year

Succeed in your personal and professional life with an education from University at Buffalo. UBuffalo SUNY is a public university in Buffalo, New York.

Acceptance rate 67%      •      Net price $18,119      •      SAT Range 1140-1310      •      Students submitting SAT scores 73%
Total Undergrad Population 22,306      •      Setting Suburb      •      Public 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 75%      •      Retention rate 87%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 14:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 940

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
International Business


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Utica University

Utica, NY ‧ Private ‧ 4-year

Utica University is an innovative, private university with the resources to personalize education for each and every student. 

Students leave Utica University with the tools needed to change the world in their workplaces and in their communities. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, a comprehensive student support network, and cutting-edge facilities, a Utica University education prepares students for rewarding careers, responsible citizenship, enlightened leadership, and fulfilling lives.

THE CO-CURRICULAR TRANSCRIPT
An academic transcript tells a student which classes they’ve taken, what grades they’ve received, and how close they are to graduating. But an academic transcript hardly tells the whole story of a student’s time in college. Utica University offers a co-curricular transcript, which helps students track everything else—organizations they joined, volunteer hours they performed, internships they completed, research they conducted, works they performed—that doesn’t show up on the academic transcript. Utica encourages its students to go outside of the classroom and engage in the community. 

Acceptance rate 86%      •      Net price $22,782
Total Undergrad Population 3,303      •      Setting City: Small      •      Private 4-year
Graduation rate (6 year) 54%      •      Retention rate 78%      •      Student-to-faculty ratio 12:1
Total undergrad business degrees granted last year 64

Business Majors Offered

Business Administration, Management and Operations
Accounting and Related Services
Business/Managerial Economics
Insurance
Construction Management


What it’s like to attend business schools in New York and other FAQ:

What are average tuition costs in New York?

The average undergraduate tuition & fees for colleges in New York is $7,546 for in-state students at public institutions, $14,472 for out-of-state students at public institutions, and $22,507 for students at private institutions.

What are average salaries for business majors in New York?

The average salary for business graduates in entry-level positions is $59,000.

Most popular business degree programs in New York

Business Administration, Management and Operations – 7,561 degrees awarded in 2020
Accounting and Related Services – 4,264 graduates
Finance and Financial Management Services – 2,764 graduates
Business/Commerce General – 1,666 graduates
Marketing – 1,524 graduates

Cheapest business degree program in New York

Baruch College has an average net price of $3,897, making it the least expensive business degree program in New York that made our list.

Easiest business degree program to get into in New York

College of Mount Saint Vincent has an acceptance rate of 93%, with an SAT range of 910-1090, making it the least exclusive college with a business program on our list.

Business degree program with lowest student debt in New York

Baruch College has a median total debt after graduation of $11,130. This is the typical debt for a student who completed their undergraduate degree.

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