SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica

Utica, NY

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers 129-degree programs and 27 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 17:1. Acceptance Rate is 56%. The most popular test is SAT - 88% of students submitted it in comparison to 20% of students who submitted ACT. 54.8% are women, and 45.2% are men. 7% percents of international students. SUNY Polytechnic Institute is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at SUNY Polytechnic Institute is 15920$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $11410 and $23620 per year. 45% of full-time SUNY Polytechnic Institute students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $49,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The SUNY Polytechnic Institute is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, SUNY Polytechnic Institute students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,003
$30,001 - $48,000$12,632
$48,001 - $75,000$16,620
$75,001 - $110,000$18,669

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7388

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1397 of SUNY Polytechnic Institute undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 69 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes SUNY Polytechnic Institute number 155 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

Students at SUNY Polytechnic Institute awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Family IncomeNumber awarded grant and scholarship aidAverage amount of grant and scholarship aid awarded
$0 - $30,000
$30,001 - $48,000
$48,001 - $75,000
$75,001 - $110,000

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in SUNY Polytechnic Institute.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


SUNY Polytechnic Institute graduation rate is below the national average.

45% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to SUNY Polytechnic Institute completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

7 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

SUNY Polytechnic Institute acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 11%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so SUNY Polytechnic Institute acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 11%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The SUNY Polytechnic Institute full-time retention rate is 74% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking SUNY Polytechnic Institute students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
960 - 1310

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 470 - 640
Math: 490 - 670
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking SUNY Polytechnic Institute students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
23 - 28

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 20 - 27
Math: 23 - 29
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at SUNY Polytechnic Institute is 17:1, that means that for every 17 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In SUNY Polytechnic Institute the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in New York.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers 129 programs in total: 80 are for Bachelor's degree, 43 - for Master's degree, and 6 are Post-master's certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 481 universities in New York state. SUNY Polytechnic Institute is one of the few institutions in New York that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 27 distance learning programs that are provided in the SUNY Polytechnic Institute: 18 are for Master's degree and 9 are Bachelor's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.


SUNY Polytechnic Institute provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1863 students with 55883 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 351 with 8430 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for SUNY Polytechnic Institute

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Overall Rating:

JUST NO CAW CAW. You're better off doing that big plunge and going to Utica College instead.Also don't ask for work here as well caw caw. I simply asked about my application that they had posted online and they told me it needs approval from Albany, NY in order for anything to happen caw caw.Let's not forget about that president dude being arrested for fraud and taking MILLIONS of dollars from the college for his own need caw caw.

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I proudly graduated from this outstanding institution of higher education in December 2000! This college features exceptional engineering programs on a par with Clarkson, Syracuse University, US Military Academy at West Point, and many others!! I'm now taking graduate classes towards my Masters Degree due to the outstanding curriculum, and highly professional and knowledgeable faculty!! If you're looking for a great college with challenging courses, helpful professors, and a great social evironment...look no further than SUNY Polytechnic Institute!!

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Overall Rating:

A bit too many Canadians in one area for my liking. Great Campus though.

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Overall Rating:

The school has just finished a wireless network re-construction that has helped greatly with wifi connectivity and internet usage. The selection of food, if you're not on the food plan is pretty good in the student center. Every professor I've had has been hard-working and pushes students to do the best work possible. Their online classes are also smooth running and just as challenging as a regular class, but with the convenience of completing assignments at home. Overall great school.

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Overall Rating:

great college. good for the money. great campus with a trail through the woods.

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Location & Website

Address: 100 Seymour Rd


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3157927100

Institution is active in current year: 1

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