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State University of New York Polytechnic Institute

Utica, NY 4-Year Public

About SUNY Polytechnic Institute

State University of New York Polytechnic Institute is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Utica, New York. SUNY Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1966 and now enrolls around 3,061 students a year, including 2,247 undergrads.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers housing for up to 1,076 students.

As of 2021, the total market value of SUNY Polytechnic Institute's endowment was $6.072 million The institution spends around $13,137 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 13 undergraduate students for every full-time SUNY Polytechnic Institute professor.

2021 SUNY Polytechnic Institute Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 94%
Average GPA 3.7
Mean ACT score 26
Mean SAT score 1180
In-State Tuition $7,070
Out-of-State $16,980

2022 SUNY Polytechnic Institute Regular Decision Application Deadline

The deadline to apply regular decision to SUNY Polytechnic Institute for Fall 2022 is August 15. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by January 15.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Early Admission

State University of New York Polytechnic Institute does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to SUNY Polytechnic Institute is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!
SUNY Polytechnic Institute admits 94% of students that apply early action.

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into SUNY Polytechnic Institute. The acceptance rate at SUNY Polytechnic Institute is 73%. Out of 3,053 applications received in 2021, 2,238 students were offered admission.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Waitlist

SUNY Polytechnic Institute reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into State University of New York Polytechnic Institute?

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to SUNY Polytechnic Institute, applicants must submit the following items.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for SUNY Polytechnic Institute

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to SUNY Polytechnic Institute is 3.7 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into SUNY Polytechnic Institute is 1180. The mean ACT score for SUNY Polytechnic Institute students is 26.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Does SUNY Polytechnic Institute Require the ACT or SAT?

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 90% submitted the SAT. 10% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Yes! SUNY Polytechnic Institute provides on-campus housing for up to 1,076 students.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute students are active in the school's SAE Baja, Magic the Gathering and Music Club. Wildcat Weekend (homecoming, alumni, parent weekend), Apocalypse Week, and and Carnival Day are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Financial Aid at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Polytechnic Institute meets 98% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,153 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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.

Is SUNY Polytechnic Institute a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a university is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

About 82% of students who start at SUNY Polytechnic Institute return for their second year of college. Out of the 348 students who started at SUNY Polytechnic Institute as first-time freshman, 147 graduate within four years.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 54%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for SUNY Polytechnic Institute Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does SUNY Polytechnic Institute sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is SUNY Polytechnic Institute a good school for you?

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Where is State University of New York Polytechnic Institute Located?

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is located in the suburban setting of Utica, New York.

If you want to see SUNY Polytechnic Institute for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take New York State Thruway to Utica, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hancock International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what SUNY Polytechnic Institute and Utica are like without leaving home.

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College Info

100 Seymour Road Utica, NY 13502

Campus Setting: Suburban

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SUNY Polytechnic Institute is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SUNY Polytechnic Institute is Jul 15.

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


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SUNY Polytechnic Institute ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to SUNY Polytechnic Institute is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1070 - 1350


Math SAT Range

520 - 690


Reading SAT Range

480 - 660

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Estimated Chance

1350 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for SUNY Polytechnic Institute students is 1180. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to SUNY Polytechnic Institute, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1070 have a low chance of being offered a spot at SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at SUNY Polytechnic Institute is like? There are approximately 3,061 students enrolled at SUNY Polytechnic Institute, including 2,247 undergraduate students and 814 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 99% percent are from NY and 1% percent of students are from other states.


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