SUNY Poly represents a new and innovative paradigm for public and affordable higher education for students interested in science, engineering, and technology while also providing exciting liberal arts offerings for a well-rounded approach to experiential learning. This hands-on education is cognizant and respectful of the customary academic enterprise while fostering and enabling the fast-evolving culture of discovery in today’s knowledge-driven global economy, providing SUNY Poly’s students an unmatched, education targeted for success in our fast-changing world.
One World-Class Institution. Two Unique Campuses.
SUNY Poly’s two main academic and research-focused campuses in Albany and Utica, N.Y., boast more than 3,000 students. SUNY Poly is comprised of six colleges: College of Arts + Sciences; College of Health Sciences; College of Business Management; College of Engineering; College of Nanoscale Sciences; and the College of Nanoscale Engineering + Technology Innovation.
Located on hundreds of wooded and landscaped acres, SUNY Poly’s Utica campus is a beautiful living and learning environment. Students on the Utica campus can major in business, computer science, engineering, health sciences, and the arts and sciences. First-year students live in Oriskany Residence Hall, one of three residential complexes, and enjoy an expanding array of facilities that include a student center and field house. Life on campus is enriched by a wide variety of events and activities, including the Wildcats’ championship-winning intercollegiate athletics program and a weekly menu of intramurals, concerts, comedians, and more. Students can join one of the dozens of clubs and organizations or start one with a group of friends who share an interest.
SUNY Poly’s Albany campus, located in New York’s capital city, offers degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoengineering and nanoscience, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs. Classrooms and labs are located within the Albany NanoTech Complex, a global educational, research, development and prototyping facility. With world-class resources at their fingertips, SUNY Poly students go beyond theory and textbooks to work alongside industry leaders on next-generation technologies using the Institution’s tools and facilities.
Pioneering Bridge to Nano Program
Students interested in maximizing their experience at both campuses may apply to the unique Bridge to Nano program, which allows students the ability to earn a BS degree in Nanoscale Science or Nanoscale Engineering by completing their first two years on SUNY Poly’s Utica campus and their second two years on the Albany campus. The Bridge to Nano program offers students a one-of-a-kind college experience with enriched campus life and immersive experiential learning.
Vibrant Student Life
The Institution boasts a 13:1 student to faculty ratio, with an average class size of 18. Primarily at SUNY Poly’s 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.
SUNY Poly is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), and the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC). The current roster of SUNY Poly varsity sports includes baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, and volleyball. SUNY Poly's athletic nickname is the Wildcats.
The SUNY Poly Wildcats have achieved many recent successes, including participation in the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament and multiple SUNY Poly Men’s Cross Country NEAC Championship wins. SUNY Poly Wildcats are not only successful in their sports, but also in the classroom often being named as Conference Scholar Athletes and Student-Athletes of the week.
World-Class Education at an Affordable Price
With access to expert faculty and researchers, innovative career preparation, and world-class facilities, SUNY Poly offers unique and expanded opportunities for all of its students at both its Utica and Albany locations. The same commitment to cutting-edge academic and research programs that distinguished both institutions in the past makes SUNY Poly a unique, high-tech global leader in public higher education.