Bronx Area University and College Overviews

There are 253 schools within a 25-mile radius of Bronx, New York. To learn more about some of the colleges in the Bronx area, take a look at statistics on some of their relative locations, student population sizes, net prices, and graduation rates.

If you want to go to school near Bronx, New York, you have more than 250 colleges and universities to choose from. It can be helpful to look at data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) as you narrow down your options.

Closest Schools to Bronx, New York

The Bronx is the northernmost borough of New York City and home to numerous colleges and universities. Whether you want to study at a public community college or a private university, you have lots of options within only a few miles. Here are five traditional schools in close range:

  • CUNY Hostos Community College (0.0 miles)
  • CUNY City College (1.5 miles)
  • Boricua College (1.6 miles)
  • Barnard College (1.8 miles)
  • Columbia University in the City of New York (1.8 miles)

Largest Schools Near Bronx, New York

Even in a city as large as NYC, the number of students at the school you attend can have a significant impact on your educational experience. Larger schools are often able to provide more academic resources, while schools with fewer students can sometimes offer smaller classes. If you envision yourself at a school with a large combined undergraduate and graduate population, you may want to consider one of the five largest Bronx-area schools.

  • 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)

Lowest Net Price

To help students figure out whether it is financially feasible to attend a school, the NCES calculates the net price. Net price is the total annual cost of attendance for a full-time undergraduate student minus the average financial aid award. As of the 2014-2015 academic year, the five least expensive non-specialty schools in the Bronx area were public city and community colleges.

  • Nassau Community College ($3,817 per year)
  • SUNY Westchester Community College ($5,802 per year)
  • Stella and Charles Guttman Community College ($5,988 per year)
  • CUNY New York City College of Technology ($6,671 per year)
  • CUNY Lehman College ($7,123 per year)

Highest Graduation Rate

If you are particularly concerned about finishing your degree on time, you may want to look at the graduation rates of the schools you are considering. The NCES reports graduation rate based on the percentage of full-time undergraduates who complete their programs within 150% of the expected time, and this statistic often indicates whether the school provides an academic environment that facilitates student success. The following five non-specialty Bronx-area schools had the highest graduation rates.

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

In order to find the best fit among the plethora of Bronx-area schools, it can be helpful for students to examine statistics provided by the NCES.


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