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How Well Is SUNY Polytechnic Institute Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute was awarded 35 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is engineering technologies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked SUNY Poly as #488 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, SUNY Poly is ranked at #54.

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Is It Hard to Get Into SUNY Poly?

Acceptance Rate

SUNY Polytechnic Institute has an acceptance rate of 62%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for SUNY Poly.

Average Test Scores

About 93% of students accepted to SUNY Poly submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 650. Math scores were between 530 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for SUNY Polytechnic Institute  ( 470 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for SUNY Polytechnic Institute  ( 530 to 640 )
SUNY Poly received ACT scores from 19% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for SUNY Polytechnic Institute  ( 20 to 28 )

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SUNY Polytechnic Institute Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At SUNY Polytechnic Institute, this ratio is 13 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at SUNY Polytechnic Institute is 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  50 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like SUNY Polytechnic Institute enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from SUNY Poly have a four-year graduation rate of 32%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at SUNY Poly

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,179 undergraduates at SUNY Poly with 1,859 being full-time and 320 being part-time.

SUNY Poly Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for SUNY Poly is 26.22 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  26.22 out of 100
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How Much Does SUNY Polytechnic Institute Cost?

The overall average net price of SUNY Poly is $12,761. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SUNY Poly

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,851 $9,667 $14,125 $15,421 $18,062

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SUNY Poly, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SUNY Poly, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $6,087 a year. That adds up to $24,348 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SUNY Poly is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do SUNY Poly Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from SUNY Poly make about $51,000 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future SUNY Poly graduates since it is 28% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at SUNY Polytechnic Institute make the most money.

Location of SUNY Polytechnic Institute

SUNY Polytechnic Institute is a public institution located in Utica, New York. The suburban atmosphere of Utica makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Contact details for SUNY Poly are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 Seymour Rd, Utica, NY 13502
Phone: 315-792-7100

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 26 majors graduated from SUNY Polytechnic Institute. Of these students, 526 received undergraduate degrees and 221 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Computer Information Systems 67 $51,300
Business Administration & Management 47 $35,000
Nursing 44 $62,900
Mechanical Engineering Technology 43 $55,500
Information Technology 34 $45,900
Civil Engineering Technology 30 $58,400
Accounting 28 $34,300
Other Engineering 26 NA
Communication & Journalism (Other) 26 $23,100
Civil Engineering 24 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at SUNY Polytechnic Institute along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SUNY Poly

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,320 students took at least one online class at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. This is an increase from the 1,173 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,320 593
2016-2017 1,173 533
2015-2016 1,036 517
2014-2015 1,089 566
2013-2014 1,228 588

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