About Utica College

Founded in 1946, Utica College. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,549 full time undergraduate students, and 1,569 full time graduate students.

The Utica College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 144 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Utica College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate81%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at UC are considered Less Selective, with ,18% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

65% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 29% were in the top quarter, and 9% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Utica College.

5%
“We”re apathetic”
32%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
26%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
21%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
74%
“I feel extremely safe”
5%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
21%
“We bought the gear”
74%
“We live for the big game”
16%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
32%
“They keep regular office hours”
68%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
37%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
58%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
32%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
37%
“We only party on weekends”
26%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
5%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
74%
“There might be people who do”
21%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
5%
“We”re apathetic”
32%
“We know about current events and vote”
63%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
26%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
21%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
74%
“I feel extremely safe”
5%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
21%
“We bought the gear”
74%
“We live for the big game”
16%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
11%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
32%
“They keep regular office hours”
68%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
37%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
58%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
32%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
37%
“We only party on weekends”
26%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
5%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
74%
“There might be people who do”
21%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    52 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    39 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    58 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    60 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    60 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    60 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    59 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    60 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

Utica College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Utica College?

28 Students rated Utica College

Lara - 04/26/2024

When I visited Utica University, I felt comfortable there. I loved the campus, the sports facilities, and the proximity to the city. The classroom size also was a huge plus for me. The lab rooms are very clean, organized, and look to be very interesting. I am excited to say that I will be wrestling for the Women's Wrestling team as well. I'm looking forward to the many opportunities Utica University has to offer. Go Pioneers! Thank you for your consideration.

Angela - 07/23/2021

I did two online courses with this school and had such negative experience. I read the negative reviews prior to starting, I doubted most of the reviews , and proceeded because the tuition was cheaper than most colleges. There is no student support like they mention, and the Smart Thinking Tutor that they use is a waste of time.I used it multiple times to assist with assignments, and the work they assisted me with was incorrect. Their process is complicated, even for a simple thing as registering for class, there's many steps to follow and they have to email you a code for you to register. Even after you pay off the tuition, they delay updating your billing statement to reflect $0 balance. I have tuition reimbursement through my job, and I would always have to call their Financial Aid office to update my billing statement so I can provide it to my employer. The only thing this college made easy for you to do, is making payments, go figure. I pass both classes,but still changing school.

Eden - 12/03/2020

I like it there. It's a very small campus which is nice. The teachers are always happy to help and so are the staff. They have plenty of activities for the students on campus. The food is okay. It could use some variety. But it's still good. The bathrooms in the dorm halls are always dirty. Especially the toilets. We go days without hand soap or paper towels. There are plenty of places to study/do work.

Talha - 06/20/2020

The advisors are easy to talk with and are always available to help when needed. The staff makes students feel like they are welcomed and appreciated. There are a variety of majors to choose from, and I would recommend this school for those looking at Colleges to apply to.

Utica College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Utica College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Utica College is 81%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

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

    I would look at every college and compare prices, living arrangements and availability to hospitals and such. I would talk to students already going to the colleges and see what they have to say about their lives on campus and off. Find or hire someone who can explain the finances to you, unless you already know how everything works. Trust me when I say though, that you really do not know all the ins and outs of college finances. If you do become depressed about any financial situation, talk to someone about it. Try and do any and all scholarships because they will save you a lot of trouble. Make sure you know what you want to do with your life at least by your Junior year. Have fun and stay safe. Always remember that what you do in college could effect what you do for life. So, choose wisely and make sure you know what you are getting yourself into.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The small class sizes and the availability of the professors in and outside of class.

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  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    For starters, I absolutely wish that when my high school teachers told us as students that professors weren't going to prepare notes on the blackboard or overheard for us, I believed them. I wish that I had known that buying snowboots was actually a neccesity. I wish I knew that keeping a pet fish isn't as easy as it sounds. But, most importantly, I wish that I had known before I came to school that everything was going to be okay. I was going to make it. I was going to survive it. I could do it.

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  5. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That the program that I am in, is the best in the nation

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    At the time, the cafeteria food was the worst experience at the school.

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  7. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for the academics. All the teachers are very helpful and really solemly want to teach you and help you succed. My school is also known for its activities. There is always something fun to do to help everyone, especially freshmans, feel at home and socialize.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are quite, not really what you would say an interacting class, but some of pursue the hunger for knowledge.

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  9. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Utica College is expensive but it's well worth being in the program that I am in.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school I would have to say is tuition. I feel as though more money should be given out to students who strive for excellence. If the effort is there why should any student be hindered because the money is not.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    n/a

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Utica College is much smaller than other schools I have considered. The faculty are very personable.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person that should attend Utica College should be focused and determined. They should be competitive in their studies and be prepared to work hard for their degree. Utica College offers many opportunities outside of the classroom as well, such as a strong sport program, theater program, and school spirit. Utica College will also offer them countless opportunities for community involvement in various clubs and societies. A person who has a passion to do well academically & belong to something greater would do well at Utica College.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    My hometown is in Oneonta, Ny, which is smaller than Utica. I'm majoring in criminal justice. I like all my classes. You have to work very hard to maintain a good GPA. The dorms are ok. The dorms are very loud at night. So it can be hard to study at times.

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  15. What are your classes like?

    My classes are good. You have a lot of work to do and a lot of writing.

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  16. Tell us about your professors.

    Professors are ok, they go out of there way to help there students

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  17. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I choose to go to Utica College because it had the major i wanted. And they have a good criminal justice program. And it was a close family oriented school.

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  18. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    There is alot of sports programs. You need to maintain your GPA

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  19. Tell us about the food and dining options.

    There are several dining halls, and there is a subway and pioneer cafe

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  20. Describe your school to someone who's never heard of it.

    Utica College is a private college. It is in a nice setting, close to stores, hospitals, and downtown

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  21. Describe a typical weekend.

    There are some activities on weekends if you choose to join in

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Student Body

Students

61%

female

39%

male

3,549

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,569

Total Grad Students

12%

Out-Of-State

87%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

80

Student Organizations

4

Fraternities

5

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

28%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
12%
% Hispanic/Latino
10%
% White or Caucasian
67%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending Utica College receive some sort of financial aid. 47% were awarded federal grants. While 78% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$19,996

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,400

Books and Supplies

$10,434

Room and Board

31,830

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$19,559
$30 - $48K
$20,472
$48 - $75K
$22,433
$75 - $110K
$25,070
$110K & UP
$27,996

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