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Popular Universities in New York for Indian Students

We offer you an insight into some of the best universities in New York, which are popular among Indian students.

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Universities in New York

Are you keen on studying in the USA? You can choose from an excellent selection of top-ranking universities in New York.

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New York is a state and its capital city is New York City. Every year on an average nearly 75,000 students from all over the world arrive in New York with the dream of studying and securing a degree. A vast majority of these students enrol for postgraduate degree programmes followed by students who join on undergraduate degrees and students who sign up for English language certificate courses. This article introduces students to some popular universities in New York.


Universities and Colleges in New York

There are 270 public (SUNY and CUNY), independent (private not-for-profit), and proprietary (for-profit) degree-granting colleges and universities in New York State. Most of these institutions are accredited to admit international students on to their programmes.


New York Universities popular among Indian students

Some of the best universities in New York to which Indian students submit their applications are listed below.


Adelphi University

Adelphi University traces its origins to the Adelphi Academy, which was started in 1863 in Brooklyn in New York. In 1893, this grew into a liberal arts college named Adelphi College. In 1929, the institution transformed into Adelphi University and since then has moved on from strength to strength to become a reputed university in New York. Adelphi is home to over 8,000 students from around the world and has a growing community of Indian students studying there.  The MFA in Creative Writing, BFA in Theatre Arts, MS in Environmental Studies and MS in Nutrition are some of the popular programmes offered by Adelphi University. View all programmes offered at Adelphi University.


Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University, State University of New York was established in 1946 and is a premier public university. The University welcomes international students from more than 30 countries from all around the world. With a core focus on graduate and doctoral programmes, students can choose from a wide variety of subjects ranging from social work, public administration, engineering, business and nursing. The Indian Graduate Student Organization - IGSO is a strong student community, which helps Indian students enrolled at Binghamton University. View all programmes offered at Binghamton University, State University of New York.


City University of New York – CUNY

The City University of New York is the largest urban public university system in the USA comprising 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, The Macaulay Honors College and five graduate and professional schools spread across New York. Among these colleges, Baruch College, City University of New York is quite popular among international students and the MBA offered by the Zicklin School of Business is quite well known. View all programmes offered by Baruch College, City University of New York.


Columbia University

Columbia University holds the distinction of being the oldest university in the State of New York. The University attracts international students from all around the world and has a strong community of Indian students. Engineering, Social Sciences, Biology, Mathematics and Psychology are the top-ranking and popular subjects offered by Columbia. View all programmes offered by Columbia University.


Pace University

Pace University was established in 1906 and is home to over 13,500 students from all around the world. The University operates two campuses, one in New York City and the other in Westchester County. Popular degrees include the MBA and the MS in Computer Science. The University boasts a growing community of Asian students and offers safe and secure on-campus accommodation. View all programmes offered at Pace University.


State University of New York

The State University of New York is a comprehensive university system based out of the State of New York with 64 unique campuses that stretch from Buffalo to Long Island that comprise research universities, science and liberal arts colleges and community colleges. SUNY as it is popularly known is home to over 463,000 students and its 3 million strong alumni live all around the world. SUNY has a strong community of Indian students and offers a vibrant learning atmosphere. 


Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology was established in 1870 and is based out of Hoboken in New Jersey. Comprising four academic schools, Stevens offers programmes in Engineering and Science, Business, Systems and Enterprises and the Humanities. Research is an integral part of the academic fibre at the University and Stevens features three National Centers of Excellence designated by the U.S. Government. Stevens ranks among the top universities in the USA for ‘return on investment’ on fees and the graduate salaries offered to its students. View all programmes offered by Stevens Institute of Technology.

These are some universities that offer good value for money education and are consistently ranked among the best universities in New York for their affordability and quality of student life.

In many ways New York is similar to Mumbai in India. Fast-paced, cosmopolitan, money and business in the air, hub of entertainment, a complex thread of emotions; a city ravaged by terror, which still stood up with resilience and is now brighter and stronger! The comparisons can go on and on! If you can live in New York, like in Mumbai, you can survive in any city in this world!

If you are keen on studying in New York, get in touch with us for expert advice on an institution and programme that fits your budget and your skills.  



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