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SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE - [ESC], SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK

Saratoga Springs, New YorkLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1971Established Year
  10977Enrollment

SUNY Empire State College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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SUNY Empire State College is a public college headquartered in Saratoga Springs, New York that was established in 1971. It belongs to the State University of New York (SUNY) system and operates on the 5 terms-based academic calendars. With a total undergraduate enrollment of over 9,000 candidates, the institute is a reputed name in the US Education System

It is a multi-site institution with a campus in 34 diverse locations and offers associate, bachelor's, master's degrees and distance courses through its Center for Distance Learning. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the institute requires an educational cost of 7,405 USD for in-state students and 17,185 USD for out-of-state students.

Admissions at SUNY Empire State College are available in the 3 intakes of Fall, Summer and Spring and requires a non-refundable fee of 25 USD from all its aspirants. The institute is a lightly competitive college for studying in the USA that observes an acceptance rate of around 79%. This reflects that any candidate with an impressive GPA, spectacular application essay and decent overall profile is eligible for getting enrollment at the organization.

Rankings

  • #40 in Safest College Campuses in America
  • #516 in Best College Locations in America
  • #695 in Most Liberal Colleges in America
  • #45 in Best College Locations in New York
  • #82 in Most Liberal Colleges in New York
  • #109 in Most Diverse Colleges in New York

*The rankings were provided by Niche’s ranking for the course cycle of 2020.

Highlights

College TypePublic
EndowmentUSD 14.5 million
Student Retention Rate44
Work-study programyes
Mode of ProgramFull time; Part time; online
Application Fee25 USD
Application SeasonFall, Spring and Summer
Acceptance rate79%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as awards and scholarships
Admission Helpdesk800-847-3000, ext. 2285

Campus and Residence

  • SUNY Empire State College laid its foundation in the year 1971 and has a lush campus Saratoga Springs, New York.
  • It is ranked as #3 in Safest College Campuses in New York by Niche’s ranking.
  • The campus is spread across 34 locations across the state of New York.
  • The institute offers 11 diverse student clubs and organizations to choose from and be a part of.

The college is a non-residential institute were almost 100% of students choose to live off-campus. It offers common accommodations including extended time for individual assignments as needed.

There are no on-campus housing facilities available for the students. About 12.9% of students live off-campus with family and 85.5% of students live off-campus without family.

Courses

  • The college offers a plethora of courses for international students including 70-degree programs through Certificate, Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Graduate Certificate programs.
  • Of that, 63 programs can be conferred by distance learning.
  • The institute provides undergraduate programs in 12 areas of study, 5 graduate programs, and nursing and allied health programs.
  • Students could also join the online-degree program facilitated by the faculty members.
  • The institute also provides a joint MBA program for its candidates in collaboration with Anadolu University in Turkey.

SUNY Empire State College Application Process

How to apply?

Application portal: Apply online at the official website.

Application fee: 25 USD

Basic Application Requirements:

  • Provide proof of high school completion
  • Demonstrate the ability to pursue college-level work through the application essay
  • Official transcripts from all institutions listed on the application
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • GMAT/GRE scores for graduate applicants
  • English language proficiency scores like TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent.
  • Proof of finances
  • Valid passport and visa

Application Deadlines

The deadlines to be observed when applying at the institute are as follows:

Academic TermApplication Deadline
Fall Fall Empire Opportunity ProgramJuly 27 June 1
SpringNovember 30
SummerMarch 22
  • The acceptance rate at SUNY Empire State College is 79%.

SUNY Empire State College Cost of Attendance

For all the prospective aspirants of the institute, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US has been tabulated below.

For Undergraduate admission:

YearIn-State (in USD)Out-of-State (in USD)Other Expenses (in USD)
2018-20197,40517,18513,884
2019-20207,60517,51513,884
Change % 2019-20202.70%1.92%0.00%
2020-20217,81017,85113,884

For Graduate admission:

YearIn-State (in USD)Out-of-State (in USD)Other Expenses (in USD)
2018-201911,62523,18513,884
2019-202011,84523,63513,884
Change % 2019-20201.89%1.94%0.00%
2020-202112,06924,09413,884

Cost of living

The distribution of other expenses apart from the basic tuition fee is as compiled below.

Type of expenditureCost (in USD)
Meals5,000
Books and Supply3,500
Transportation2,000
Home and Board12,000
Personal expenses3,000

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The institute offers various grants, awards, and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. The student must have the appropriate GPA indicating successful academic progress. The student must have completed at least 80% of the course work they’ve enrolled themselves in. SUNY Empire State College awarded more than 700,000 USD in scholarships in the last year.

Some of the studentships offered by the institute include:

  • George R. Peck scholarship for IATSE Members
    • The George R. Peck scholarship is to assist members of the IATSE in pursuing a UG degree. Funds are to be used for tuition and related fees. Preference for members of IATSE Local One, although all IATSE members are eligible. Its deadline June 30, 2020.
  • James W. Hall Scholarship
    • This scholarship is established to honor the first president of Empire State College, James W. Hall. This scholarship is provided to the UG students in their final year of study. Its deadline is June 30, 2020.
  • Drs. James Gibson & Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship
    • The students who are enrolled in Masters in Social and Public Policy programs who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need are eligible for the Drs. James Gibson and Patricia Brozinsky Scholarship.
    • Preference will be given to students currently working in, or aspiring to establish a career in higher education. It provides 1,800 USD as a grant. Its deadline is June 30, 2020.

Alumni Network

Notable alumni:

  • Amy Arbus (2003), photographer
  • Ita Aber, artist and curator
  • Kenny Barron (1978), jazz pianist
  • Ginny Brown-Waite (1976), former US Congresswoman
  • Dawoud Bey (1990), photographer
  • Bob Watson (1999), major league baseball player
  • Reggie Witherspoon (1995), college basketball coach

Alumni benefits:

  • Alumni can receive 50 USD off any mattress by using the offer code SUNY50 at checkout.
  • Alumni can get a 10-20% discount on portable, soft-sided outdoor covers, plus free shipping by using offer code SUNY 15 EDU at checkout.
  • Alumni can avail 5% off car parts and accessories by using offer code "EDU-SUNY-5" at checkout.

Placements

SUNY Empire State College offers several resources for finding better jobs and uses College Central Network (CCN) as its official job resource center. It conducts various placement examinations. The median starting salary of alumni of the institute is 46,800 USD.

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SUNY Empire State College Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population18543
FAFSA Code010286
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$10,290 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Attendance Cost

$10,290

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$10,290 / Year
Post Graduate Program$16,650 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,528 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,600 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,284 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$1,284 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$1,284 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
13800233011470-

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

5.3/10

10/10academic
8/10infrastructure
3/10placements
9/10faculty
1/10extracurricular
1/10accommodation

Reviews

D
Destiny fisher, USA Human service management
SUNY Empire State College
Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2019
5.3
STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

SUNY EMPIRE WORKED PERFECTLY FOR ME!

Online learning. A lot of unique classes available. Independent studies are available. The State University of New York. Flexibility to choose the wording of your concentration (you don't need to pick from a list.)


Course Curriculum - 

Amazing! So many concentrated classes. I learned so much. The professors were also very helpful in explaining the curriculum if I had any questions. I enjoyed online learning especially the independent studies where I would do phone meetings with the professors.

10 /10
academic
9 /10
faculty
8 /10
infrastructure
1 /10
accomodation/food
3 /10
placement
1 /10
extracurricular
28, May 2019 read more
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TELEPHONE
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Two Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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Airport

Plateau Sky Ranch Airport-1F24.97 Km

*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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