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Colleges / State University of New York Empire State College

State University of New York Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate51%
Acceptance Rate51%

About SUNY Empire State College

State University of New York Empire State College Overview

State University of New York Empire State College is a public, state school in the small town setting of Saratoga Springs, New York. SUNY Empire State College was founded in 1971 and the school currently enrolls around 9,462 students per year, including 7,926 undergraduates.

There are many ways for students to get involved at SUNY Empire State College!

Interested in music or performing?

Are you interested in journalism and communications? SUNY Empire State College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

SUNY Empire State College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? SUNY Empire State College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at SUNY Empire State College on the Student Life page.

2022 SUNY Empire State College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 51%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $7,070
Out-of-State $16,980

Is SUNY Empire State College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what SUNY Empire State College offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for State University of New York Empire State College

It is not competitive to get into SUNY Empire State College. The acceptance rate at SUNY Empire State College is 51%. Last year, 604 students applied to SUNY Empire State College and 308 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Empire State College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for SUNY Empire State College Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from SUNY Empire State College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with SUNY Empire State College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

State University of New York Empire State College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of State University of New York Empire State College's endowment was $21 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $8,170 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at SUNY Empire State College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on SUNY Empire State College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at SUNY Empire State College.

Based on this information, does SUNY Empire State College seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is SUNY Empire State College a good school for you?

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Where is SUNY Empire State College?

SUNY Empire State College is located in the small town setting of Saratoga Springs, New York.

If you would like to see SUNY Empire State College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 87 to Saratoga Springs, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Albany International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what SUNY Empire State College and Saratoga Springs are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2 Union Avenue Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Campus Setting: Small Town

SUNY Empire State College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SUNY Empire State College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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SUNY Empire State College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at SUNY Empire State College is like? There are approximately 9,462 students enrolled at SUNY Empire State College, including 7,926 undergraduate students and 1,536 graduate students. 41% percent of students attend school full-time, 93% percent are from NY and 7% percent of students are from other states.


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