Colgate University in Hamilton, Hamilton University in Clinton, New York University in Manhattan and Cornell University in Ithaca are some colleges in New York state. Other colleges in the state are Barnard College and Cooper Union in Manhattan and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy.
Colgate University, Hamilton University and Barnard College are liberal arts schools, and Barnard College is a private women's college. Cornell College is a research college with a highly ranked engineering program. New York University is also a research college, and its art, law, business, education and public service programs are all highly ranked. Cooper Union is an engineering and art school, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is well-known for its engineering program.