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About Utica College

At Utica College, 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. We are committed to delivering the highest quality education at a cost every family can afford. That is one of Utica College’s founding principles, and we stand behind it with competitive tuition and living costs as well as generous scholarship aid, making UC one of the most affordable small private colleges in the northeast.

Utica College is a private, nonprofit school in an suburban setting in Utica, New York. Utica College was founded in 1946 and now enrolls around 4,614 students a year, including 3,304 undergrads.

Utica College offers housing for up to 1,034 students. Most students live off campus, either in nearby housing that is not owned by the college, or

Utica College's endowment was valued at $27,110,270 in 2021. There are 12 undergraduate students for every full-time Utica College professor.

2021 Utica College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 94%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 85%
Average GPA 3.3
Mean ACT score 23
Tuition $21,560

Utica College Regular Decision Deadline 2022

All regular decision applicants will be notified by September 1.

Early Admission at Utica College

Utica College offers early decision and early action.

Utica College admits 85% of students that apply early action. 94% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Utica College.

Utica College Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Utica College. The acceptance rate at Utica College is 86%. In 2021, 2,695 out of 3,119 total applicants were accepted. ### Utica College Waitlist 2021

Utica College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Utica College?

Utica College 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 Utica College, applicants must submit the following items.

Utica College Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2 3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

Utica College Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT score for Utica College students is 23.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Utica College.

Utica College Waitlist

Utica College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

Is Utica College Test Optional?

Utica College has a test optional admissions policy. 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, 59% submitted the SAT. 10% submitted the ACT.

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Does Utica College Offer On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Utica College provides on-campus housing for up to 1,034 students.

Utica College students are active in the school's Physical Therapy Society, Student Nurses Association and Kappa Delta Pi. Homecoming Weekend, Annual Faculty-Served Dinner, and and Midnight Breakfast 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 Utica College.

Financial Aid at Utica College

Utica College meets 52.4% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Utica College full-time are awarded $18,211 a year in financial aid, on average.

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

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve 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..

Is Utica College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution 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 Utica College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Utica College, around 78% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 471 students who started at Utica College as first-time freshman, 187 graduate within four years.

Around 54% of students who started at Utica College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. 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 and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $29,967 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

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Where is Utica College?

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

If you want to see Utica College for yourself, 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

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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.

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Utica College ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Utica College is 23. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Utica College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Utica College SAT Scores


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Math SAT Range

520 - 610


Reading SAT Range

495 - 600

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Utica College Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at Utica College is like? There are approximately 4,614 students enrolled at Utica College, including 3,304 undergraduate students and 1,310 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from NY and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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