Utica, NY
SUNY Polytechnic Institute


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Recent Reviews

Christian
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a small school, with awful food and a bad male-to-female ratio (8:1 including commuters; 13:1 without). But, if you can...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a small school, with awful food and a bad male-to-female ratio (8:1 including commuters; 13:1 without). But, if you can get past that it is a fun school with many different clubs and activities to take part in. We have a very good, national curling team. We are consistently top 5 (usually top 3) in the rankings.

Andrea
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good college to stay focused on your studies, not many distractions. When you do want to have fun there are things ava...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good college to stay focused on your studies, not many distractions. When you do want to have fun there are things available. The faculty, staff, and students are very friendly, welcoming and helpful. There's a Walmart right across the street if you need to get anything plus there's a shuttle every weekend to take students who want to explore Utica. Free printing and a 24/7 computer lab if you need to stay up and use the computer to print. Wifi is good too.

Leighann
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school for online classes and health information management. The campus is absolutely beautiful and has great scenery. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great school for online classes and health information management. The campus is absolutely beautiful and has great scenery. The campus is open and kept very clean, the greens are gorgeous. The teachers are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Good atmosphere.

Jordan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As an involved student who works on campus and has attended the school for 3 years, I would have to say that SUNY Poly is a g...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As an involved student who works on campus and has attended the school for 3 years, I would have to say that SUNY Poly is a good school. I am a Computer Science major, and I want to say that most of the introductory courses I have taken were fine. They were not interesting and amazing, but I understand why I had to take them. A few of the Junior/ Senior level CS courses were interesting and a few were rather horrible. We have a few really amazing CS teachers that make the course really interesting and they challenge you while others are just frustrating. They will teach you one thing and test you on another, or they just won’t teach you anything and will still test you. It is a small school, which I personally like, and if you get involved you will meet a bunch of great people! My first year I was not involved at all and I met some good kids but once I started going to events and working for the school I really did meet a lot of really awesome people!

Daniel
What is your overall opinion of this school?

SUNY is a great school to concentrate on academics. They give you the resources and facilities to succeed with an excellent s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SUNY is a great school to concentrate on academics. They give you the resources and facilities to succeed with an excellent staff.

Brenda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a high school senior I thought I knew everything. I had such zeal and I knew what I wanted to do: pursue a career in bro...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a high school senior I thought I knew everything. I had such zeal and I knew what I wanted to do: pursue a career in broadcasting -- radio to be specific. I enjoy music and have a natural knack for public speaking. I tried college when I was 18 for 2 semesters at a 4 year institution. I started out doing the general education classes. I dubbed them “fluff classes” that I didn’t see the need for. I brought my concerns forth, but was told, "you will change your major at least 10 times." I changed schools, trained within 1 year, and quickly landed a radio job. Fast forward 20 years. After having to leave my job at an advertising agency, I’ve had a difficult time of finding a job within my industry. I figured that my vast work experience could carry me. Nope. My education was deemed worthless, even though I was trained, actively worked and evolved in the workplace. It didn’t matter. It's not a degree. I would tell my younger self to shut up and sit through those “fluff classes.” The degree is all that matters.

Charlie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were able to go back in time I would tell myself that college is very hard and intense. I shouldn't take more than two c...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were able to go back in time I would tell myself that college is very hard and intense. I shouldn't take more than two classes at a time while working. I would also tell myself not to let others choose what University to go to. There's alot of things i would love to tell myself about college; but the major thing would be to focus in my senior year and don't let anyone stop me from doing my best. Another thing I would say is Pay attention and do all your work because you will need it when you begin your courses. The last thing I would tell myself don't be afraid to ask for help with your math classes; They have free tutors for you to succeed.

Aaliyah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back and talk myself as a high school senior advice I would give myself about college is first file out as many...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back and talk myself as a high school senior advice I would give myself about college is first file out as many scholarships and free money as possible, because thinking that loans will pay for everything it doesn’t work that way another thing I would tell myself is take another year of math even thought you have met the math requirements to graduate because when you get to college it will help a lot especially if you take a class like calculus AP by doing this you can get exempted from test like the EPT and ELM (if attending a CSU). The last thing I would tell myself as a high school senior is that you should always stay focused although it is your senior year and you want to have fun by staying focused it will keep you on track for college and you will be more likely to succeed.

Angel
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Firstly, you need to fill out every scholarship possible. Seriously, I'm working myself to the bone here trying to further my...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Firstly, you need to fill out every scholarship possible. Seriously, I'm working myself to the bone here trying to further my education with a job and full-time coursework. College is much more expensive than I anticipated in high school and now I am suffering the consequences. Exploit every opportunity you can to improve your life. You waste too much time playing games, and spend too little time learning new skills, or volunteering. Participate more in clubslike the Solar Car team, make connections that will help you in the long run. Scratch that, find people, and hobbies, you enjoy and go explore them. Soon you will have little-to-no time to do anything because of the financial burden of college. Seriously, you will not only alleviate the burden from yourself, but from your parents. Enjoy yourself, but think more about the future. Also, study more often you half-wit. Seriously, you'll thank me in the long-run. Explore your options more thoroughly, your first choice of college was terrible. Read the fine print more often, it'll be worth it in the end. Branch out, make connections at college. Your friends will help you in life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

This school, like most other colleges, is not meant for people who are unsure of their goals in life. Before attending a four-year institution, I suggest people find a cheaper alternative to explore their options. Additionally, if you like a large student body then this school is not for you. The on-campus population is abysmal; I knew everyone's name by the second week. The surrounding areas are devoid of any fun activities, or places to go due to Utica being a "dying city". Don't come here looking for fun; there are only cows up here.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The on-campus student population is abysmal; by the second week of college I was on a first-name basis with everyone. The surrounding area is completely devoid of anything fun to do in my downtime, and there are barely any jobs available. Additionally, the staff employed by SUNYIT seem to be quite rude, and unhappy. They make rash decisions without researching the subject, or student body's opinion, and it just doesn't seem like they care about you in the least.

Alaine
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have pushed myself even harder to make even better grades. I also would have told myself that the transition into col...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would have pushed myself even harder to make even better grades. I also would have told myself that the transition into college would not be as easy as expected. It takes hard work and loads of effort. You have to adjust to not being with your parents as often as you were used to. College is a significant milestone of life, and will pay off in the future with much dedication.

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  • 2,004
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $7,777
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  • 64%

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