SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Utica and Albany, NY

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Utica and Albany, NY

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A global leader in technology innovation, research, and development

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) represents a new and innovative paradigm for public and affordable higher education, offering a well-rounded approach to experiential learning for students interested in science, engineering, technology, business, health care, and other liberal arts fields. Our hands-on education is cognizant and respectful of the customary academic enterprise while also fostering the fast-evolving culture of discovery in today’s knowledge-driven global economy, providing students with an unmatched education targeted toward success in a fast-changing world.

One world-class institution, two unique campuses
SUNY Poly’s two main academic and research-focused campuses are located in Albany and Utica, New York, and are comprised of five colleges: the College of Arts & Sciences; the College of Business; the College of Engineering; the College of Health Sciences; and the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering. 

Study online on your own time
In addition to a wide variety of on-campus programs, SUNY Poly also offers an expanding catalog of online programs for students who are looking for an opportunity to complete their education on their own schedule. 

Vibrant student life
SUNY Poly boasts a 13:1 student-faculty ratio, with an average class size of 18 students. Primarily based at the Utica campus, 955 residential students attend the Institution, which hosts more than 40 student clubs and organizations, NCAA Division III athletics, 12 intramural sports, and a rich residential life program on its beautiful, modern, and vibrant campus. 

World-class education at an affordable price
SUNY Poly students enjoy a public-school tuition with the same benefits that many small private institutions boast, including small class sizes, individualized learning experiences, and a tight-knit community. With access to expert faculty and researchers, innovative career preparation, and world-class facilities, SUNY Poly offers unique opportunities for all of its students. A commitment to cutting-edge academic and research programs makes SUNY Poly a unique, high-tech global leader in public higher education.


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Ranked #9 among "Best Regional Universities" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2023 

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Ranked #2 among the "Top Public Schools" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

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Ranked #3 among the "Best Colleges for Veterans" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

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Ranked #16 among "Top Performers on Social Mobility" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

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Ranked among the top 50 "Best Value Schools" in the North | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

SUNY Poly Academic Programs

Undergraduate majors
• Accounting*
• Applied Computing
• Applied Mathematics
• Biology
• Business Administration*
• Civil Engineering
• Civil Engineering Technology
• Communications & Media Design+
• Community & Behavioral Health
• Computer & Information Science+
• Computer Engineering Technology
• Computer Information Systems
• Electrical & Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering Technology
• Finance*
• Health Information Management*
• Interactive Media & Game Design
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Mechanical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering Technology
• Nanoscale Engineering
• Nanoscale Science
• Network & Computer Security: Cybersecurity
• Nursing*+
• Psychology
• Sociology
Online option for transfer students
Accelerated bachelor’s/master’s option
Pre-professional options
• Pre-law
• Pre-medicine** 
• Various additional Pre-health options
** Early acceptance program for first-year students with Upstate Medical University

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “My favorite part about being a SUNY Poly student is the closeness of the community, whether it’s students, staff, or faculty. I’m able to hold meaningful conversations with people no matter where I am on campus and connect with them on a personal level. For me, it’s the people that make the place.”

    • Jannat Sarker ’21
      Electrical Engineering Technology
  • “My time at SUNY Poly has been deeply rewarding, allowing me to fulfill my academic goals with hands-on research experience while making amazing friends at the same time!”

    • Abbas Kazan ’19
      Civil Engineering
  • “SUNY Poly offers unparalleled learning opportunities outside of the classroom through internships with our industry partners (IBM, TEL, Cree, and Applied Materials) or in the research lab with our faculty.”

    • Isaac Snitkoff ’22
      Nanoscale Engineering and Applied Mathematics
  • “The best part about being a student at SUNY Poly is that I’m constantly surrounded by motivated, tireless, and forward-thinking people who think just about anything is possible.”

    • Christina Carambia ’19
      Interdisciplinary Studies