“Their mission is to transform students’ lives through the power of education by providing access to affordable associate and baccalaureate degree programs, in addition to graduate programs, and workforce development programs.”
SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) offers a robust residential life, underpinned by comfortable housing, healthy dining options to fuel students’ days and nights, and numerous student activities—from drone clubs to comedians and concert series, as well as presentations by leading experts. The myriad of clubs and activities create a memorable and meaningful student experience, enabling students to make the most of their lives at SUNY Poly.
Wildcat Athletics offer opportunities to play and cheer for competitive NCAA Division III sports, from baseball and basketball to field hockey and volleyball. SUNY Polytechnic has what you need to stay fit from a variety of intramural sports to state-of-the-art fitness facilities.
SUNY Poly also maintains a strong focus on keeping diversity and inclusion front and center as a cornerstone of its vibrant academic community, including people from all backgrounds in a welcoming campus community.
The grant-funded Education Opportunity Program at SUNY Poly is an initiative enabling access and equity through a boost of assistance that can help pave the way toward a bright future, providing opportunities for all students who have the talent and drive to succeed and ensure they are not excluded from higher education.
The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) program is a New York State Department of Education funded program developed to increase the number of under-represented and economically disadvantaged students who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in science, technology, engineering, math, and health related fields. CSTEP provides structured services, which contribute to the academic and professional success of STEM students.
The Disabilities Services Office provides services aimed at empowering those with disabilities, providing them with the resources and assistance needed to further succeed. This can include academic accommodations, advocacy, or coordination with outside service providers, as well as voter registration to help their voice be heard in the political process, for example. For those students who served in the armed forces, SUNY Poly aims to do its part by serving them, providing the assistance that they or their family may need as they pursue academic success.
Quick Glance at SUNY Poly
SUNY Poly is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of Nano science and Nano engineering, as well as cutting-edge Nano bioscience and Nano economics programs at its Albany campus, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cyber security, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome campus; thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts billions of dollars in high-tech investments and hundreds of corporate partners since its inception.
Dean of SUNY Poly’s College of Engineering
Under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Wolfe, the Interim Dean of the College of Engineering, SUNY Poly earned accreditation by ABET – the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. for all its engineering technology programs. ABET ensures standards for each program it reviews nationwide, and after extensive review of the institution’s engineering technology programs, the organization accredited SUNY Poly’s Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology programs. In addition, the engineering programs at SUNY Poly continue their growth with its robust curriculum and expert faculty.
Scholarships and Financial aid
More than 85% of students receive some form of financial aid through SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and all students are encouraged to apply for assistance. Aid comes in a variety of forms, including grants, loans, and part-time employment. In addition, students who have demonstrated high academic achievement may be eligible for scholarship assistance.
SUNY Poly students are also eligible for the recently enacted Excelsior Scholarship program, a first-of-its-kind in the nation initiative that provides tuition-free college at New York’s public colleges and universities to families making up to $125,000 a year. The plan is expected to be phased in over three years, beginning for New Yorkers making up to $100,000 annually in the fall of 2017; up to $110,000 in 2018; and up to $125,000 in 2019. The program covers tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students. Resident undergraduate tuition at SUNY’s four-year colleges is currently $6,470 for Excelsior Scholarship recipients. The program does not cover the other costs of college, which includes and is not limited to fees, room and board, transportation, textbooks, meal plans, and more.
Opportunities for the Students at SUNY Poly
Students, alumni, and other job seekers receive one-on-one opportunities to chat with more than 90 employers and graduate school recruiters at the annual Career and Graduate School Fair hosted by the SUNY Poly Career Services Office. Local, state, and national employers, as well as representatives from a variety of graduate programs meet with students, alumni, and members of the community to discuss current and upcoming job opportunities, internships, and graduate degree programs.
In addition, the Career Services Office at SUNY Poly offers various presentations and workshops on everything from networking to resume building, preparing students for their transition from academic life to the workforce.