Utica College

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1600 Burrstone Road

Utica, NY 13502

Phone: (315) 792-3111
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#116 Overall Score: 36 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Utica College is a private institution that was founded in 1946. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,768, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 128 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Utica College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 116. Its tuition and fees are $32,800 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Utica College combines the curricular options of a large university with the personal attention of a small college. Undergraduates and Graduates study in the warm, friendly environment that is distinctly Utica College. Our distinguished faculty will work closely with you to give you the skills you need, while internships and clinical placements will allow you to gain valuable workplace experience. Further prepare for career success by combining outstanding professional training with a rigorous liberal arts education. At Utica College, students learn to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems creatively. UC students graduate equipped for leadership roles within the challenging work force. Choose from 32 majors in a wide variety of disciplines, and discover why Utica College's reputation for excellence opens the doors to success. Widely recognized as an excellent educational value, Utica College offers financial assistance to more than 90 percent of its students. Generous need-based and academic achievement awards make the College affordable for every family. At Utica College you can enjoy a wide variety of activities, including varsity and intramural sports, cultural events, art exhibits, concerts, and student clubs and organizations. Meet and learn along side students from a wide variety of cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, including students from across the United States and from more than 40 countries. Utica College's study abroad programs offer students opportunities to experience new and diverse cultures. Utica College students are also eligible to participate in Syracuse University's Division of International Programs Abroad. These travel and study experiences enrich the lives of students, providing them with new friendships, expanded cultural horizons, and global perspectives. The city of Utica and surrounding communities have much to offer in the way of social, cultural, and recreational activities. The Mohawk Valley is a thriving community of 300,000 with a significant multicultural population. Many restaurants, stores, and activities are within walking distance of Utica College, and city buses provide easy access to local attractions and shopping centers.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1946
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $20,069,608


When applying to Utica College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Utica College is $40. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 81.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 81.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Utica College is 11:1, and the school has 72.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Utica College include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 33%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 31%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 17%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 8%
Psychology 6%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 5%

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Student Life

Utica College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,768, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 36 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64 percent of students live off campus. Utica College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,839
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Utica College offers a number of student services including women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Utica College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Utica College, 66 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Utica College.

Students who have cars on campus 66%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Utica College, 91.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,793.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $32,800 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,934 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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