About SUNY Poly

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany location and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, 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 location. 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 more than $43 billion in high-tech investments, over 300 corporate partners, and maintains a statewide footprint. The 1.3 million-square-foot Albany NanoTech megaplex is home to more than 4,000 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff, in addition to Tech Valley High School. SUNY Poly operates the Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza in Albany, the Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) in Troy, the Central New York Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, the Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua, and the Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility in Rochester where SUNY Poly also leads the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics. SUNY Poly founded and manages the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at its Utica location and also manages the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, with nodes in Albany and Rochester, as well as the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend, Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub, and Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub. For information visitwww.sunycnse.com and www.sunypoly.edu.


The SUNY Polytechnic Institute provides a vibrant, creative, and stimulating environment for innovation, education, and outreach that prepares our students to use basic and applied knowledge to solve challenges, address complexities and seize opportunities of our modern technological society. SUNY Poly provides an affordable range of undergraduate and graduate educational and research programs of the highest quality. Students receive a well-rounded education preparing them to be future leaders in a dynamic and diverse world by demonstrating the interplay of knowledge and culture thus emphasizing the importance of continuous learning.

SUNY Poly values and encourages academic and intellectual achievement at the highest levels and seeks broad access by persons motivated to pursue a college experience that employs the breadth and depth provided by a sound and comprehensive liberal arts education and the technical competencies inherent to the applied disciplines. SUNY Poly is committed to the integration of these elements in a coherent program of higher learning. Serving as a leader for innovation and education in the interdisciplinary traditional and emerging disciplines of science, engineering, and technology, SUNY Poly strives to provide a challenging, culturally diverse, and supportive educational environment that fosters and encourages active student participation in residential life and student organizations, athletics, recreation, cultural, and social events.

Utica, Albany and the Mohawk Valley

Located at the western end of the Mohawk Valley, Utica is the natural gateway to the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and scenic Thousand Islands.

Albany, the capital of the State of New York, is located on the west bank of the Hudson River roughly 150 miles north of New York City.

Both regions are steeped in history—from the American Revolution through the Industrial Revolution—and are enriched by both cultural diversity and support for the performing and decorative arts. Utica is home to the internationally recognized Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, the Utica Symphony Orchestra, Broadway Theater League, the Stanley Performing Arts Center, the Utica Zoo, and a municipal ski facility. Albany boasts the Institute of History and Art, the New York State Museum, the Capitol Repertory Theatre, and the Palace Performing Arts Center.

Utica and Albany are regional transportation hubs. Visitors to Utica can arrive by air at Hancock International Airport in Syracuse. Visitors to Albany can arrive at Albany International Airport.   Other transportation options include rail or bus service (Amtrak and Greyhound).