This is how much colleges are making by rejecting students


College application fees are expensive, almost every major college charges at least $50 per application, some even more than that. Well, a report by lendEDU is shedding light on how much money colleges make from rejecting students.

Here is a list of the colleges here in New York State and how much they are making off rejecting students. The number was calculated by how many students apply to the school, how much the application fee is and how many students are actually admitted to the school.

National RankingSchoolLocationNumber of ApplicantsAdmitted StudentsApplication FeeRevenue Off of Declined Applications


Cornell UniversityIthaca44,9656,337$80


11Columbia University NYC37,0092,526$85


12New York UniversityNYC60,72419,351$70



CUNY Hunter CollegeNYC28,51010,801$65


57Syracuse UniversitySyracuse30,92316,179$75



Binghamton UniversityBinghamton32,13913,056$50


65CUNY Bernard M Baruch CollegeNYC20,7896,377$65


70CUNY Brooklyn CollegeNYC20,6087,726$65



Hofstra UniversityHempstead28,61717,806$70


78CUNY City CollegeNYC20,6429,370$65


80Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy18,5248,215$70


84CUNY Queens CollegeNYC18,1427,499$65


89CUNY Lehman CollegeNYC14,3184,651$65


94CUNY John Jay College of Criminal JusticeNYC13,8994,692$65



University of RochesterRochester17,4856,213$50


100SUNY AlbanyAlbany23,79912,944$50


102Rochester Institute of TechnologyRochester19,82410,889$60


103University at BuffaloBuffalo26,00115,440$50


104St. John’s UniversityNYC28,59015,440$50


110CUNY York CollegeNYC13,0715,361$65


128Skidmore CollegeSaratoga Springs9,1812,670$65


137SUNY New PaltzNew Paltz14,0426,030$50


149Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie7,3061,964$70


157Colgate UniversityHamilton8,3942,416$60


163Marist CollegePoughkeepsie11,0874,545$50


180CUNY New York City College of TechnologyNYC16,84612,554$65


186The Juilliard SchoolNYC2,545157$110


189SUNY CortlandCortland10,8755,673$50


191Ithaca CollegeIthaca14,38010,054$60


204SUNY Buffalo StateBuffalo13,7158,787$50


205SUNY OswegoOswego10,7155,842$50


214SUNY PlattsburghPlattsburgh9,4044,799$50


238SUNY BrockportBrockport9,2115,096$50


241St. Lawrence UniversityCanton5,8742,519$60


249Hamilton CollegeHamilton5,2301,364$50


253SUNY PurchaseHarrison6,7622,942$50


258Manhattan School of MusicNYC2,7211,259$125


261The New SchoolNYC8,997




265Manhattan CollegeNYC8,1455,813$75



Pace UniversityNYC18,47015,455$50


287SUNY GeneseoGeneseo8,8925,944$50


296Adelphi UniversityGarden City11,8638,339$40


302New York Institute of TechnologyNYC4,6321,872$50


303Fashion Institute of TechnologyNYC4,6321,872$50


312SUNY DelhiDelhi5,3872,766$50


343Siena College




362SUNY FredoniaFredonia5,3813,355$50


417SUNY PotsdamPotsdam5,4543,915$50


436SUNY AlfredAlfred5,0733,652$50


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