New York University

New York University instills a strong liberal arts base while giving students the social and community skills that accompany life in the occasionally daunting New York City. For those students who would like to grow academically outside of New York City, New York University also boasts dozens of study abroad programs that turn a student into a universal man or woman as well as a serious scholar. If New York University is a bit too urban and overwhelming for you, try upstate New York where colleges like Marist College, Cornell, Ithaca and Vassar College equip young students with academic and life skills.