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Long Island City, New York (NY) Colleges and Universities

While there are only four schools in Long Island City, there are 242 schools located within a 25-mile radius. Read about the top schools in several categories, including school size and lowest costs, to find the school for you.

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Students have a long list of schools to choose from in the Long Island City region, including 4-year and 2-year public institutions as well as private not-for-profit colleges. We analyze the area's traditional public and private colleges using information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to compare them in four specific categories.

Closest Schools to Long Island City, New York

Located in the New York City borough of Queens, Long Island City lies within 25 miles of a plethora of different colleges and universities. For schools with the closest campuses to Long Island City, the NCES ranks them as follow:

  • CUNY LaGuardia Community College (Long Island City)
  • CUNY Hunter College (1.9 miles)
  • Marymount Manhattan College (1.9 miles)
  • CUNY Bernard M Baruch College (2.5 miles)
  • Stella and Charles Guttman Community College (2.9 miles)

Largest Schools near Long Island City, New York

The New York City area is home to several larger schools, including a few universities with student populations over 20,000. The largest universities in the vicinity of Long Island City are:

  • New York University (50,027 students)
  • Columbia University in the City of New York (28,086 students)
  • CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College (27,309 students)
  • CUNY Hunter College (22,918 students)
  • Nassau Community College (21,558 students)

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  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
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  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Schools with Lowest Net Price

When calculating a school's net price, the NCES takes the average cost of attending a specific school and subtracting from it the average amount of financial aid given to full-time undergraduate students. In 2015, the schools near Long Island City with the lowest net prices were:

  • Nassau Community College ($3,817)
  • Stella and Charles Guttman Community College ($5,988)
  • CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice ($6,641)
  • CUNY New York City College of Technology ($6,671)
  • CUNY Lehman College ($7,123)

Schools with Highest Graduation Rates

A school's graduation rate is the percentage of a school's full-time undergraduate population that completes a specific degree program within 150% of the average amount of time. The following Long Island City-area schools have the highest graduation rates for the 2014-2015 academic year:

  • Columbia University in the City of New York (95% graduation rate)
  • Barnard College (91% graduation rate)
  • Yeshiva University (88% graduation rate)
  • New York University (84% graduation rate)
  • Fordham University (81% graduation rate)

If you are a prospective student looking to attend a school in the Long Island City area, it's always a good idea to look into factors like campus location, school size, net price and graduation rates.

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