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.

Focus on Health and Medicine
SUNY Poly offers students interested in pursuing a career in health and medicine a variety of program options. Students can major in biology or psychology, or in one of SUNY Poly’s unique programs, such as Community & Behavioral Health, Interdisciplinary Studies, or Nanoscale Science, while meeting the necessary admission requirements to enter into a health science professional degree program in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, etc.

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.



Ranked #12 among the “Best Regional Universities in the North” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #2 among the “Top Public Schools in the North” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #4 among the “Best Colleges for Veterans” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked in the Top 20 for “Top Performers on Social Mobility” | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


SUNY Poly Selected As The Most Affordable College in New York State 2020-2021 | Yahoo! Finance: GoBankingRates


One of the "Best Maker Schools 2021" | Newsweek: Make

Upstate Accelerated Scholars Program 

SUNY Poly offers five high school seniors interested in pursuing an MD at SUNY Upstate Medical University (SUNY Upstate) after earning a baccalaureate diploma at SUNY Poly the opportunity to be accepted into both programs simultaneously as part of Upstate’s Accelerated Scholars Program. Accepted students are not required to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and are automatically enrolled in Upstate’s Doctor of Allopathic Medicine program.

Learn more about the eligibility requirements and application process.

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