MNEWS: Alma Mater #19 for “easy commute” to NYC?

2017-Apr-25 Names Best Online Colleges Near New York City

April 24, 2017
Displayed with permission from PR Newswire

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — New York City is one of the highest populated cities on the East Coast of the United States. It’s a magnet for big business and is home to the head offices of a large number of corporations in a variety of industries. When the general public thinks of New York, the image of skyscrapers – particularly the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, Wall Street, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, traffic jams, taxis, and heavy pedestrian traffic.

Amidst all this is where you can find some of the top rated schools in the country. Anne Velusa, a research editor at has put together a ranking, “The Top 20 Best Online Colleges Near New York City” ( which encompasses a radius of 100 miles in order to find the best schools with an easy commute for those living in NYC and the surrounding area. There is a full disclosure of methodology included before the ranking.

The entire college ranking in descending order is as follows:

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19. Manhattan College – Riverdale, New York

18. Quinnipiac University – Hamden, Connecticut

17. Marist College – Poughkeepsie, New York

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13. State University of New York at New Paltz – New Paltz, New York

12. Temple University – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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8. Muhlenberg College – Allentown, Pennsylvania

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2. University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Anne P. Velusa, Research Editor


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easy commute for those living in NYC and the surrounding area.”

They have a different definition of “EASY commute” than I do — QU, New Platz, Philly?

Well at least, Alma Mater made the list. But #19 seriously?


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