College Grades and Criteria

Grading Criteria

A = 100% tobacco-free campus policy (no tobacco use of any kind allowed anywhere on college property or in college vehicles). Although prohibiting e-cigarettes is strongly recommended and is the preferred policy, it was not included as an A grade when the criteria was originally developed and shared with colleges.

B = 100% smoke-free campus policy (no smoking allowed anywhere on college property or in college vehicles);

C = allow smoking in designated areas such as smoking huts, a parking lot, or other limited areas;

D = all other campuses with few (if any) outdoor restrictions such as those with smoke-free building entranceways or smoke-free perimeters around buildings.

I (Incomplete) = campuses that are in the process of establishing smoke-free and/or tobacco-free policies as evidenced by an active, administration-supported policy implementation committee.

Alphabetized College Grades as of July 1, 2015.

 *Pluses and minuses were derived from a policy compliance score applied to colleges reporting a tobacco-free or smoke-free policy.

Adelphi University
I
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
A
Albany Law School
A-
Albany Medical College
B
Alfred University
D
American Academy McAllister Institute
C
Bank Street College of Education
A-
Bard College
D
Barnard College
B+
Boricua College
C
Bramson ORT College
B
Briarcliffe College
D
Brooklyn Law School
D
Buffalo State College
A-
Canisius College
D
Cayuga Community College
A
Cazenovia College
B+
Clarkson University
D
Clinton Community College
I
Cochran School of Nursing
B+
Colgate University
D
College of Mount Saint Vincent
C
Columbia University
D
Cornell University
D
Corning Community College
A
Crouse Hospital College of Nursing
B+
Culinary Institute of America
C
CUNY Baruch College
A
CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College
A-
CUNY Bronx Community College
A
CUNY Brooklyn College
A+
CUNY College of Staten Island
A
CUNY Graduate Center
A
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
A
CUNY Hostos Community College
A
CUNY Hunter College
A
CUNY Jefferson Community College
A
CUNY John Jay college of Criminal Justice
A
CUNY Kingsborough Community College
A
CUNY LaGuardia Community College
A
CUNY Lehman College
A+
CUNY Macaulay Honors College
A
CUNY Medgar Evers College
A+
CUNY New York City College of Technology
A
CUNY Queens College
A-
CUNY Queens School of Law
A-
CUNY Queensborough Community College
A
CUNY School of Professional Studies
A
CUNY Stella and Charles Guttman Community College
A
CUNY The City College of New York
A+
CUNY York College
A-
Daemen College
D
Davis College
A
DeVry College of New York
C
Dominican College
D
Dowling College
D
D’Youville College
A
Elmira College
D
Erie Community College
A+
Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
D
Excelsior College
C
Farmingdale State College
I
Fashion Institute of Technology
B+
Finger Lakes Community College
C
Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing
A
Five Towns College
D
Fordham University
D
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
C
Hamilton College
D
Hartwick College
D
Helene Fuld College of Nursing
A+
Herkimer County Community College
D
Hilbert College
A
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
D
Hofstra University
D
Houghton College
A+
Hudson Valley Community College
A
Institute of Design and Construction
B
Iona College
D
Ithaca College
C
Jamestown Business College
C
Jamestown Community College
A
Jewish Theological Seminary
C
Keuka College
C
Le Moyne College
A
LIM College
B-
Long Island University
D
Manhattan College
D
Manhattan School of Music
C
Manhattanville College
D
Mannes College, The New School for Music
D
Maria College
A
Marist College
D
Marymount Manhattan College
C
Medaille College
C
Memorial and Samaritan Hospitals’ Schools of Nursing
A-
Mercy College
C
Metropolitan College of New York
D
Mohawk Valley Community College
D
Molloy College
D
Monroe College
C
Monroe Community College
A+
Montefiore School of Nursing
B
Mount Saint Mary College
D
Nassau Community College
D
Nazareth College
D
New York Chiropractic College
D
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
B
New York Institute of Technology
D
New York Medical College
B
New York School of Interior Design
B-
New York University
B
Niagara County Community College
B
Niagara University
C
North Country Community College
D
Nyack College
A-
Onondaga Community College
C
Pace University
B
Paul Smith’s College
A+
Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing
B-
Plaza College
B+
Pratt Institute
D
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
A
Roberts Wesleyan College
A
Rochester Institute of Technology
D
Rockland Community College
A
Sarah Lawrence College
B
Schenectady County Community College
A
Siena College
A
Skidmore College
I
St. Bonaventure University
D
St. Elizabeth College of Nursing
A+
St. Francis College
I
St. John Fisher College
C
St. John’s University
D
St. Joseph’s College of Nursing
A+
St. Lawrence University
D
St. Thomas Aquinas College
D
Stony Brook University
I
Suffolk County Community College
I
SUNY Adirondack
A
SUNY Alfred State College of Technology
C
SUNY at Fredonia
A+
SUNY Binghamton University
D
SUNY Broome
C
SUNY Canton
C
SUNY Cobleskill
C
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
D
SUNY College of Optometry
B
SUNY Columbia-Greene Community College
C
SUNY Cortland
A+
SUNY Delhi
C
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
C
SUNY Dutchess Community College
I
SUNY Empire State College
D
SUNY Genesee Community College
C
SUNY Geneseo
D
SUNY Maritime College
C
SUNY New Paltz
D
SUNY Old Westbury
I
SUNY Oneonta
D
SUNY Orange County Community College
C
SUNY Oswego
A
SUNY Plattsburgh
D
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
I
SUNY Potsdam
I
SUNY Purchase College
I
SUNY Sullivan Community College
D
SUNY Ulster
B
SUNY Upstate Medical University
A
SUNY, Morrisville State College
D
SUNY, Stony Brook University Hospital
B
SUNY, University at Albany
D
SUNY, University at Buffalo
B
Syracuse University
C
The College at Brockport
I
The College of New Rochelle
C
The College of Saint Rose
A-
The College of Westchester
C
The Cooper Union for Achievement of Science and Art
D
The Juilliard School
C
The King’s College
B+
The New School
D
The Richard Gilder Graduate School
B
The Rockefeller University
B-
The Sage Colleges
A
Tompkins Cortland Community College
C
Touro College
D
Trocaire College
A-
Union College
I
University of Rochester
D
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
B
Utica College
C
Vassar College
A
Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
D
Villa Maria College
A
Wagner College
I
Webb institute
C
Wells College
C
Westchester Community College
A
Yeshiva University
C