SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Cayan Library at SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Cayan Library at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. bssasidhar / Flickr

Those interested in applying to SUNY Polytechnic Institute should note the school's 64% acceptance rate--the majority of applicants are admitted each year, and students with decent grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay. For complete instructions and guidelines, be sure to check out SUNY Polytechnic's website.

Admissions Data (2016)

  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Description

The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute (formerly known as the SUNY Institute of Technology) is a public technology and professional studies university located in Marcy, New York. The sprawling, wooded central New York campus is located on more than 700 acres just outside of Utica, less than two hours from Syracuse and Albany. The high-tech campus also houses the future site of the Computer Chip Hybrid Integration Partnership, a partnership with SUNY Albany that will establish a center of computer chip innovation and commercialization at SUNY Polytechnic’s campus. Academically, SUNY Polytechnic has a student faculty ratio of 17 to 1 and offers 26 bachelor’s and 15 master’s degree programs in mathematics, engineering and technology. Popular areas of study include business administration, computer and information science, civil engineering and mechanical engineering technology. Campus life is active, with students participating in nearly 50 clubs and organizations. The SUNY Polytechnic Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division III Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference and the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,697 (2,004 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 66% Male / 34% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,777 (in-state); $17,627 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,068
  • Other Expenses: $2,750
  • Total Cost: $23,795 (in-state); $33,645 (out-of-state)

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 90%
    • Loans: 62%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,397
    • Loans: $6,438

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Computer and Information Science, Health Information Management, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 41%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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