Some of Hollywood's most beloved and successful stars were born and raised in New York State. But did you know there are also a ton of celebrities who graduated from New York colleges?

If you're from New York and you had plans to go to college, it's very likely that at least one SUNY (State University of New York) school was on your application list. Well, there are 14 pretty notable celebrities who were in the same boat.

How Many SUNY Schools Are There in New York?

Currently, there are 64 different SUNY schools for students in New York to pick from. When I was applying to colleges, a bulk of my picks were SUNY schools. With the price of college tuition exponentially increasing each year, my parents were really supporting the SUNY route.

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According to Education Data, the average cost of attending a state university in 2023 was a little over $26,000 per year. In comparison, the average cost of attending a private institution in 2023 was around $56,000 per year.

With SUNY schools earning more and more positive accolades regarding their programs, it's no surprise why so many opt for the SUNY route.

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Famous SUNY Alumni

Notable SUNY alumni have really run the gamut of what they've achieved. From NFL linebackers and MLB pitchers to Deputy Prime Ministers and New York State Governors, SUNY has a lot of really important change-makers to boast about.

Below is a list of SUNY graduates you may recognize from the big (and small) screen:

Famous SUNY Alumni

SUNY has quite a bit to boast when it comes to successful graduates. Take a look at some of the most famous celebrities who have graduated from SUNY schools.

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