The Big Apple: From New York City to Upstate New York
Whether you are living in the Big Apple of Manhattan, upstate in Rochester, out on the beaches of Long Island, or visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame in quaint Cooperstown, the state of New York offers endless types of sceneries and activities. New York City is the most populous city in the United States and is known for its status as a financial, cultural, transportation and manufacturing center. In general, New York has a humid continental climate with long cold winter upstate and warm summers, often with humidity, in the lower portions of the Hudson Valley and New York City.
New York as a Hospitality and Farming Mecca
New York thrives on its hospitality and tourism business. The City boasts some of the best cuisine in the United States and is made up of some of the most diverse demographics in the entire country or even the world. In addition to the cultural hub of Manhattan and other four New York City boroughs, upstate New York is also a major agricultural producer ranking in the top five states for products such as dairy, apples, cherries, potatoes and many more. Believe it or not, New York is also the United States’ third-largest grape producing state, behind California. After New York City, the most populated cities in the state are Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Poughkeepsie, Syracuse, Utica, Binghamton, Kingston, Glen Falls and Ithaca. Whether you prefer to be surrounding by many people from many backgrounds or want to get away from it all, New York is an extremely desirable place to live and learn.
Going to School at New York Colleges: The Possibilities are Endless
New York boasts some of the oldest private colleges and universities in the country as well as a statewide public university system in the State University of New York. The public university system in New York City is called City University of New York. The SUNY system consists of 64 community colleges, technical colleges, and undergraduate colleges and universities. The four university centers are University of Albany, Binghamton University, University of Buffalo and SUNY Stony Brook. Additionally, New York includes the oldest Catholic institute in the northeast, Fordham University, as well as Columbia University and Cornell University making it the only state in America that contains more than one Ivy League school. West Point is the service academy of the United States Army and is located in Newburgh, New York.
Choosing to Attend a For-Profit Private New York Colleges
The state of New York now offers a number of for-profit private colleges and universities include DeVry College of New York, Hofstra University, Adelphia University, Gibbs College, New York Institute of Technology, St. John’s University, Colgate University, Niagara University, Ithaca College, Le Moyne College, Marist College, Everest Institute, Lincoln Technical Institute, Berkeley College, Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute, Elmira Business Institute and many, many more. The benefit of going to some of these colleges is that they offer online degrees where you can take your classes from home, while also working a full-time job or taking care of your family.
For more information on New York colleges and universities, you can visit the New York State Commission on Higher Education. To learn how to finance your degree in New York, make sure to read up on the financial aid and scholarship opportunities section.