• New York City

    The action and excitement of the Big Apple.

  • New York City College Tour

    Already the top student travel destination in the U.S., don't forget that there are many internationally-known colleges to tour in the Big Apple as well. After checking out these urban universities, visit Times Square, walk the High Line, view the skyline from the top of the Empire State Buidling and soak in all that NYC has to offer!


    Popular colleges to include on this tour include Barnard College, Columbia University, Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Fordham University, New York University, Pace University, Parsons School of Design, St. John's University, Stevens Institute of Technology, The New School


    Recommended tour length for this area is 3-4 days but all of our tours are completely customizable to the unique needs of your school. Some schools will want a longer or shorter tour with an optional sightseeing day depending on the distance they have traveled and the interests of their students. This tour can be combined with our Boston and/or Philadelphia tours for a longer experience. For inspiration, here is a sample itinerary that we've done before.


    Day 0 or early Day 1: Fly into one of the NYC airports or arrive by charter bus. Sightseeing in NYC dependent upon arrival time.


    Day 1
    College Visit #1: Fordham University

    Lunch at Fordham University

    College Visit #2: Columbia University

    NYC open-air bus tour

    Dinner in Times Square

    Back to hotel


    Day 2

    Breakfast in hotel

    College Visit #3: Pace University

    Lunch at New York University

    College Visit #4: New York University

    Walk the High Line


    Empire State Building


    Day 3

    Breakfast in hotel

    College Visit #5: Cooper Union or The New School (each student chooses)


    College Visit #6: St. John's University

    Depart for home


    Starting at $699 per student for above itinerary, plus round-trip airfare arranged by College Exploration Tours or charter bus arrival to NYC area. Price includes all accommodations, meals, activities, transportation during the tour, gratuities and CXT tour leader.