Some SUNY schools are very reputable, very selective and ranked very well such as these ones:
- Binghamton University
- University at Buffalo
- Stony Brook University
- SUNY Geneseo
Yes, they're not on the level of the Ivy Leagues like Harvard but they are very well-respected schools and they have ultra-low tuition so you get a bang for your buck. WIN WIN SITUATION!
Actually, nowadays, about half of the SUNY schools have acceptance rates of less than 50% (even the less-reputable ones); so they're getting harder and harder to get into. Supply&Demand.
SUNY student: Congrats, man, how much did you pay?
Private Univ. Student: Well, tuition was 40k a year so I spent 5 years there so, I only paid $200,000+room&board!!!!
SUNY Student: WTF, I went to Binghamton and only paid 6k a year; plus, my school is ranked much better than yours anyways
Private Univ. Student: *Hangs themself.