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.

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. 

Optimize your transfer credit
SUNY Poly works with students to ensure that your applicable hard-earned credit is transferred to SUNY Poly. SUNY Poly accepts applicable credit lower division not to exceed 76 semester hours and may accept additional credit from four-year institutions at the junior and senior levels beyond 76 semester hours if it is applicable to the student’s degree program. Total transfer of credits may not exceed 94 semester hours.

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

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
• Electrical & Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering Technology
• Finance*
• Health Information Management*
• Information Systems
• 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

SUNY Poly is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process for students to ensure that they have a successful transition through our dual credit, dual enrollment, general, and program specific articulation agreements.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "SUNY Poly provided me with a smooth transition from my community college to their institution, while also offering me unique opportunities that have helped me grow."

    • Jae Fish
      (Expected Graduation: 2023)