About the University
Established in 1966, the State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology and professional studies grounded in a comprehensive liberal arts education. With a commitment to academic and intellectual achievement of the highest quality, SUNYIT welcomes highly motivated students a rewarding learning experience in a supportive, culturally diverse, and challenging educational environment.
Students enjoy close contact with faculty in small classes, most with fewer than 20 students. In addition to their commitment to quality teaching, faculty are dedicated to educationally oriented community and public service, and to basic and applied research. At SUNYIT, transfer students can select from 20 bachelor's degree programs; more than a dozen majors are available to freshman; graduate students can choose from one of SUNYIT's 11 master's degree programs, including an MBA in technology management.
Through internships and close cooperation with employers, SUNYIT enjoys extraordinarily high placement rates. More than 20,000 alumni enjoy successful careers in communication, computer science, management, nursing, and many other fields.
About the Campus
The SUNYIT campus — newest in the State University of New York system — is a high-tech learning environment located on more than 800 acres of green lawns and woodlands in the foothills of the Adirondacks, just north of Utica, N.Y. Natural beauty is complemented by technologically sophisticated facilities. Main buildings include the Cayan Library, dedicated in 2002; Kunsela Hall, home to administrative offices, laboratory facilities and classrooms; Donovan Hall, an arts, science and technology center with a wide array of laboratories, lecture halls, classrooms and faculty offices; and the Campus Center, which contains a cafeteria, gymnasium, swimming pool, and student services offices. In 2005, funding was approved and planning began for a new Auxiliary/Student Services Building.
SUNYIT is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division III), the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), the SUNY Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), and the New York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Association (NYSWCAA). Intercollegiate athletic sports teams include men's and women's basketball, soccer, golf, cross country, and bowling; women's volleyball and softball; and men's baseball.
About the Region
Utica is in the geographic center of New York State, in the Mohawk Valley-a region that serves as a natural gateway to the Adirondack Mountains and Thousand Islands. The city is home to the internationally-recognized Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, the Utica Symphony Orchestra, Broadway Theater League and the Stanley Performing Arts Center. Within the city limits are more than 900 acres of parks, the Utica Zoo, a municipal ski facility and youth recreation center, along with facilities for ice skating, golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and other recreational activities. Additional recreation and entertainment attractions are a short drive from the SUNYIT campus, including: ski resorts, lakes, parks, campgrounds, hiking trails and scenic views.