5 Fantastic New York City Universities to See

We are fortunate to live in an area with a high concentration of colleges and universities, some of which are among the best in the world. Visiting us here at the Stanton House Inn is a great way to knock-out a bunch of schools in a relatively short span of time while visiting schools with your kids, as we’re a short train ride away from New York City and the various New York City universities most future college students would love to attend. We’re also centrally located to many colleges in Connecticut and nearby Westchester County.

The Rose Hill campus of Fordham is one of the best New York City universities
Located in the heart of the Bronx, the Rose Hill campus of Fordham is a pretty quiet and peaceful corner of the city.
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The List of 5 Fantastic New York City Universities

A few New York City universities added to the previous list of colleges in Connecticut and nearby, include:

1. Columbia University

Columbia University, which is about thirty miles away in the Morningside Heights of Manhattan. Right in the middle of the city, the campus is very urban and beautiful and still provides a college-feel, as the campus is not lost in among the city.

2. Fordham University

Fordham University, which was founded by the Catholic Diocese of New York in 1841, labels itself “the Jesuit University of New York”, was listed by the 2015 edition of U.S. News and World Report as a “more selective” national university, with a ranking of 58 nationally in this category. It specializes in liberal arts, business, and sciences. Its ten colleges enroll about 15,000 both undergrad and graduate students, mostly at the two main campuses at Rose Hill in the Bronx and Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

3. NYU

New York University, or NYU of Felicity fame, is among the best universities in the world, with a global ranking of 44. From its location centered around Washington Square in Greenwich Village, NYU features campuses around the globe and an impressive study-abroad program.

4. Sarah Lawrence

Located in Yonkers, New York (about a half-hour drive from the Stanton House Inn), Sarah Lawrence is a small liberal arts college known since its founding in 1926 for its rigorous academic standards, highly individualized courses of study, and low student to faculty ratio. It was named by Princeton Review as the school of higher education with the best faculty in 2013.

5. The New School

The New School was founded in 1919 by progressive educators that were either fired or quit in protest from Columbia University when that school imposed nationalistic requirements of its faculty. To this day, the New School is well-known for its teaching and open intellectual environment. This school of about 10,000 students is located mostly in Greenwich Village. A random piece of trivia is that one of its more famous alums was Bradley Cooper.

NYU is another one of the great New York City universities
An extra bit of trivia for you: Washington Square was a cemetery until the city took it over and converted it to green space for all. Supposedly, the skeletons of the deceased are still under park-goers.
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This List of New York City Universities Barely Scratches the Surface

And that’s the list for this post. All of these New York City universities have great campuses to visit, even if you don’t have a college-age student traveling with you.