Study New York

Why Should You Study in New York State?

Beauty – The state of New York is one of the most beautiful states in the nation, one that offers a superior quality of life, a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities amid some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world – from Niagara Falls to the Statue of Liberty, from the Adirondack Mountains to the ocean beaches of Long Island, from the Chautauqua Institute and the Baseball Hall of Fame to the Museum of Modern Art. We have it all – sophisticated cities, charming towns, quaint villages, rural wilderness, unequaled art and sports venues, and world-class entertainment.

Diversity – New York State has always been and remains one of the most diverse, tolerant, interconnected and technologically advanced states in the country. As a result, New York attracts talented international students and researchers from around the world.

Reputation – The universities and colleges in New York State are global and cutting-edge, featuring many of the nation’s top programs and research facilities at private independent, public, religious, or special purpose institutions. There are more than 270 degree-granting institutions of higher education in the state: 148 independent private universities and colleges; two public (tax-supported) systems, the State University of New York (SUNY) at 64 campuses throughout New York State, and the City University of New York (CUNY) which is made up of 20 colleges and universities, and; 41 proprietary (for-profit) institutions.

You’ll also have a wide range of degrees to choose from, from associate (2-year) to bachelor’s (4-year), master’s, doctorate degrees, or professional study (e.g., medicine, law). With more than 30,000 degree programs offered at the universities and colleges statewide, you’ll discover that nearly anything is possible!

So Much to See – So Much to Do!

Sophisticated cities, charming towns, quaint villages, and rural and wilderness settings throughout New York offer a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities amid some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world. New York has some of the most picturesque and vibrant geography in the United States with vast open spaces, lush forests, mountains, rivers and lakes, and hundreds of miles of ocean and coastal beaches. When not studying in the classroom, students here enjoy culture, museums, golf, professional sports, horse racing, theater and world-class entertainment. Outdoor parks cover more than one-fifth of the state’s land area. From New York City to Niagara Falls, and from the historic Hudson Valley to the magnificent Adirondack Mountains, New York offers attractions and events to suit every taste.

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