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Utica University

Utica, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

About Utica College

At Utica University, exploration and discovery happens in classrooms and high-tech labs, at national conferences and field experiences, in cyberspace, and out in the professional world. You work with some of the best minds in the hottest fields, with a comprehensive, personalized learning program that offers 16 of the top 22 most desired majors – 38 undergraduate majors in all.

Utica College Overview

Utica College is a private, nonprofit school in the suburban setting of Utica, New York. Utica College was founded in 1946 and the school enrolls around 4,245 students per year, including 2,989 undergraduates. Utica College offers housing for up to 1,034 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 70% of students spend their weekends on campus.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by September 1.

Student Involvement at Utica College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Utica College's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Utica College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Utica College has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Utica College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 68%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 97%
Average GPA 3.3
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 97%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17%
Tuition $23,208
Percent of Need Met 52.5%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $20,020

Is Utica College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what Utica College offers and if it might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Utica College

It is moderately difficult to get into Utica College. Utica College admitted 89% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 3,277 students applied to Utica College and 2,931 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Utica College

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

Around 74% of students who start at Utica College return for their second year of college. Utica College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 60%. 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 for Utica College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Utica College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Utica 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 Utica College's endowment was $36.6 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Utica College

Tuition 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.

Utica College meets 52.5% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $20,020 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $28,911 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Utica College.

Based on this information, is Utica College the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Utica College a good school for you?

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Where is Utica College Located?

Utica College is located in the suburban setting of Utica, New York.

If you would like to see Utica College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Utica, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Oneida County, Griffiss International.

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

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College Info

Utica College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Utica College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Utica College is Continuous processing.

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

Utica College ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 25

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 Utica College is 25. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Utica College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Utica College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

530 - 610


Reading SAT Range

530 - 610

Utica College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Utica College is like? There are approximately 1,256 students enrolled at Utica College, including 2,989 undergraduate students and -1,733 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from NY and 12% percent of students are from other states.


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