About SUNY Poly

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem. 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 campus, 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 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. For information visit 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).