On Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report released its 2024 college rankings, highlighting several Tri-State Area institutions among the world’s best. The report evaluated over 2,250 colleges and universities worldwide.

Top Colleges in New York: Here are the top 10 colleges across New York State according to U.S. News & World Report:

  1. Columbia University, New York City
  2. Cornell University, Ithaca
  3. New York University, New York City
  4. University of Rochester, Rochester
  5. Stony Brook University – SUNY, Stony Brook
  6. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy
  7. Syracuse University, Syracuse
  8. Binghamton University – SUNY, Binghamton
  9. University at Buffalo – SUNY, Buffalo
  10. Fordham University, New York City

Columbia University also secured a spot in the top 10 for Best Global Universities, while Cornell University tied for 19th with the University of Michigan.

Top Colleges in New Jersey: The top-ranked colleges in New Jersey are:

  1. Princeton University, Princeton
  2. Rutgers University – New Brunswick, Piscataway
  3. Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken
  4. Rutgers University – Newark, Newark
  5. New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark
  6. Rutgers University – Camden, Camden
  7. Seton Hall University, South Orange
  8. Stockton University, Galloway
  9. Montclair State University, Montclair
  10. Rowan University, Glassboro

Princeton University was also recognized as the 18th best in the world among global universities.

Top Colleges in Connecticut: In Connecticut, the top 10 colleges according to U.S. News & World Report are:

  1. Yale University, New Haven
  2. University of Connecticut, Storrs
  3. Fairfield University, Fairfield
  4. Quinnipiac University, Hamden
  5. Sacred Heart University, Fairfield
  6. University of Hartford, West Hartford
  7. University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport
  8. Wesleyan University, Middletown
  9. Trinity College, Hartford
  10. Connecticut College, New London

Yale University also ranked 10th globally among universities worldwide.

Methodology of Rankings: U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings on 13 key factors, including global and regional research reputations, scholarly publications, and conference contributions.