Located in the heart of Central New York, Utica University combines many of the advantages of a large university — such as innovative programs, world-renowned faculty, advanced research facilities, and real-world learning opportunities — with the personal attention and close-knit culture of a small, private institution. With a broad selection of programs that features 16 of the 22 most sought-after majors, Utica offers a unique blend of liberal and professional studies that provides students with the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to build a future beyond their imagining.
A History of Innovation
Utica has a proud history. Founded in 1946 to serve veterans returning from World War II, the University has seen remarkable growth over the succeeding decades, earning a national reputation for excellence and innovation. Several programs are now ranked among the top in the nation, including cybersecurity, construction management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and nursing. But since its founding, Utica’s mission has remained the same: that of making the dream of a quality, private education more attainable for the families and communities it serves.
Taking the Lead on Affordability
In 2015, Utica University made the bold move of reducing its undergraduate tuition and fees by 42 percent. Utica now offers the best private university price in New York state and among the best in the entire Northeast – and that’s before financial aid. Even after its tuition reset, Utica University has continued to award both merit scholarships and need-based grants to qualified students, lowering the cost even further. Today, 95 percent of Utica University students receive financial aid from the University, and Utica remains on the forefront among American higher education institutions on the vital issue of college affordability.
Four-Year Graduation Guarantee
With Utica University’s Four-Year Graduation Guarantee, students get all the support they need to stay on track, achieve their goals, and graduate on time … guaranteed. That means greater savings and a shorter path to success in their chosen field.
When people come to Utica University for an admissions event or a private visit, they are greeted by an extraordinarily welcoming community of students, faculty, and staff; a campus that celebrates diversity in all its forms; a place that feels like home. While Utica’s programs, facilities, and learning technologies are of exceptional quality, what truly sets Utica University apart is its people. Visiting Utica is the best way to discover the true Pioneer spirit.
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