Best Christian Colleges in New York 2022

Best Christian Colleges in New York 2022

For prospective college students looking for schools that align with their Christian faith and demonstrate academic excellence, here are the best Christian colleges and universities in New York.

Colleges and Universities in New York

On average, tuition at New York’s higher education institutes comes in well-below the national average at about $7,900. Students have nearly 80 public school options to choose from, ranging in fees from $1,000 at the United States Merchant Marine Academy up to $10,000 at the University at Buffalo, the largest public university. However, some of the state’s private schools, such as New York University (NYU), charge tuition fees at a much higher cost.

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Although tuition fees at NYU average $52,000, students who attend this school have access to some of the best programs in fields like literature, business, medicine, communications, and law. The school also boasts famous alumni like Whoopi Goldberg and Jonas Salk. New York also offers close to 40 religiously affiliated schools. Students can expect to pay a wide range of tuition costs at these schools, but have the option to major in fields like social work, law, religious studies, business, and nursing.

They say New York is a place where dreams come true. Here, fashion, culture, food, business, art, and many languages comfortably coexist. While The Empire State’s metropolitan landmarks, like the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, are noteworthy, many forget New York also offers access to the Great Lakes, the Atlantic Ocean, and countless cozy cabins tucked away in the verdant Catskills Mountains. Additionally, New York is home to over 200 colleges and universities, making it easy for students to dream big while earning their degrees.

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What are New York’s Colleges & Universities?

New York’s Best Overall

The following list of the best Christian schools consists entirely of colleges and universities that offer four-year undergraduate degrees. We’ve identified 21 Christian colleges in New York. In order to be included in this ranking list of best Christian colleges and universities, a school must self-identify as Christian, be fully accredited, and offer a broad range of bachelor degree programs.

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Best Christian Colleges in New York 2022

  1. #8

    Le Moyne College

    Syracuse , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $37K

    Acceptance

    75%

    Graduation

    78%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1176/25

  2. Tuition + fees

    $36K

    Acceptance

    68%

    Graduation

    72%

    Student body

    3K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1165/23

  3. #11

    St. Bonaventure University

    Saint Bonaventure , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $38K

    Acceptance

    76%

    Graduation

    74%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1135/22

  4. #12

    Houghton University

    Houghton , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $16K

    Acceptance

    80%

    Graduation

    65%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1190/24

    Houghton University’s Online Degrees

    BS/BBA in Organizational Management
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Psychology
    • Required Credits: 124
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  5. #13

    Nyack College

    New York , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $27K

    Acceptance

    97%

    Graduation

    43%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    945/20

    Nyack College’s Online Degrees

    BS/BPS in Organizational Management
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Psychology
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  6. #14

    Roberts Wesleyan College

    Rochester , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $34K

    Acceptance

    76%

    Graduation

    59%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1145/22

    Roberts Wesleyan College’s Online Degrees

    BS in Business Management
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Health Administration
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Nursing (RN-to-BSN)
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  7. Tuition + fees

    $41K

    Acceptance

    93%

    Graduation

    63%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1010/20

  8. #16

    Concordia College

    Bronxville , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $36K

    Acceptance

    94%

    Graduation

    46%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    985/19

  9. #17

    Mount Saint Mary College

    Newburgh , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $36K

    Acceptance

    90%

    Graduation

    60%

    Student body

    2K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1065/21

    What is Mount Saint Mary College known for?

    Mount Saint Mary College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  10. #18

    Molloy University

    Rockville Centre , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $34K

    Acceptance

    74%

    Graduation

    73%

    Student body

    5K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1145/25

    What is Molloy University known for?

    Molloy University’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

    Molloy University’s Online Degrees

    BS in Health Service Leadership
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies
    Degree Concentrations
    • Accounting
    • Business Management
    • Criminal Justice
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • Professional Communications
    • Psychology
    • Required Credits: 120
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BSN in Nursing (RN to BSN)
    • Required Credits: 128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  11. #19

    Hilbert College

    Hamburg , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $26K

    Acceptance

    92%

    Graduation

    57%

    Student body

    <1K

    What is Hilbert College known for?

    Hilbert College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

    Hilbert College’s Online Degrees

    BS in Business Management
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Cybersecurity
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Criminal Justice
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BA in Digital Media & Communication
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
    BS in Liberal Studies
    • Required Credits: 120-128
    • Completion Time: None Reported
    • Format: Online
  12. #20

    The King's College

    New York , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $38K

    Acceptance

    39%

    Graduation

    50%

    Student body

    <1K

    Median SAT/ACT

    1205/25

    What is The King's College known for?

    The King's College ’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

  13. #21

    Villa Maria College

    Buffalo , NY

    Tuition + fees

    $26K

    Acceptance

    79%

    Graduation

    30%

    Student body

    <1K

    What is Villa Maria College known for?

    Villa Maria College’s faculty and alumni have been influential in:

    Most Influential Alumni

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New York’s Best Christian Colleges in Your Area of Interest

2021 Ranking Archive

Many of our 2022 undergraduate focused rankings look considerably different than 2021. That’s because we took a fundamentally different apporach. For 2021 we utiulized our Concentrated Influence algorithm, designed to take away the size advantage larger schools have when we rank their faculty and alumni’s academic influence. Concentrated influence highlights smaller schools that are proportionally as successful as larger universities at cultivating influential alumni and faculty.

  1. Fordham University
  2. Wagner College
  3. Manhattan College
  4. St. Bonaventure University
  5. Houghton University
  6. Iona University
  7. Le Moyne College
  8. Siena College
  9. Canisius College
  10. Niagara University
  11. St. John's University
  12. Villa Maria College
  13. St. John Fisher University
  14. Mount Saint Mary College
  15. Concordia College
  16. Hilbert College
  17. The King's College
  18. College of Mount Saint Vincent
  19. Roberts Wesleyan College
  20. Molloy University
  21. Nyack College