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. 

Hands-on Engineering experience
The Center for Global Advanced Manufacturing (CGAM) on SUNY Poly’s Utica campus offers students the opportunity to engage in various manufacturing processes. CGAM is made up of a variety of dedicated labs that include cutting-edge technologies such as advanced 3D printing, robotics, machine tools, nanotechnology, and digital prototyping. 

Unparalleled industry connections
SUNY Poly is at the forefront of nanotechnology research. Students at our Albany campus learn from world-class faculty and work side-by-side with industry-leading companies such as IBM, Tokyo Electron, and Applied Materials in the state-of-the-art Albany NanoTech Complex, which can lead to internship and career opportunities. Students on our Utica campus also have opportunities to work with and learn from our partners, including Wolfspeed and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). 

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 Colleges and Programs

• College of Arts & Sciences
• College of Business
• College of Engineering
• College of Health Sciences
• College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering 

Undergraduate programs
• Applied Computing
• Applied Mathematics
• Biology
• Civil Engineering
• Civil Engineering Technology
• Computer & Information Science
• Computer Engineering Technology
• Computer Information Systems
• Electrical & Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering Technology
• Mechanical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering Technology
• Nanoscale Engineering*
• Nanoscale Science*
• Network & Computer Security: Cybersecurity 

* Bridge to Nano option available

Pre-health options
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-medicine**
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-veterinary 

** 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
  • “One of my favorite things about SUNY Poly and its Engineering department is the small size of the classes, which allows professors and students to have close relationships and enables one-on-one conversations. These connections have helped me better understand class content and get the most out of my education.”

    • Montana Wolf ’23
      Electrical Engineering Technology