Utica College

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School Overview

Utica College is a high-quality, students-first-college that collaborates with many of the top public and private institutions, including internationally recognized services like the UC Economic Crime Institute and the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection. Students can look forward to unique networking opportunities that may provide an edge over the competition. Utica has around 2,880 full- and part-time undergraduate students, with 1,147 full- and part-time graduate students, studying in over sixty academic fields.

Degree Programs

Utica gives each student the personal attention of a small college, with a faculty the size and quality of a larger university. The College has 36 undergraduate majors, 29 undergraduate minors, and 21 graduate programs. In addition to their degrees, they offer professional certificates, pre-professional programs (dentistry, law, medicine, optometry, podiatry, and veterinary), and honors and study-abroad programs.

Utica has three schools: The School of Arts and Sciences; the School of Business and Justice Studies; and the School of Health Professions and Education. It also houses sixteen other centers and institutes.


The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools has granted accreditation to Utica College, while the Regents of the University of the State of New York chartered the school. Several of Utica’s programs have received recognition from national governing bodies: The American Chemical Society, approved the chemistry program; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, accredited Utica’s nursing program; and the National Centers of Digital Forensics, appointed the cyber security program as an academic Excellence Program for the years 2014–2019.


Known as the Pioneers, Utica’s 21 NCAA Division III sports teams include hockey, football, soccer, lacrosse, basketball, cross country, swimming and diving, softball, baseball, tennis, golf, volleyball, and water polo. The men’s and women’s hockey teams are part of the ECAC West athletic conference, while the women’s water polo team plays in the Collegiate Water Polo Association’s Northern Division.

Library System

The Frank E. Gannett Memorial Library opened in 1969, is 67,000 square feet, three stories tall, and has a stack capacity of 190,000 volumes. Individual study carrels and group table seating provide study and research accommodations for upwards of four hundred patrons. In the last few years, the library has built five additional enclosed group study rooms on the first floor, upgraded its furniture, and remodeled its Information Desk. The library also has 25 computer workstations with network access available to its patrons.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students can apply for scholarships and awards in three categories: full-time freshmen can apply for merit-based scholarships upon admission to their College (each of the three Colleges award these scholarships separately); alumni, friends of the college, and organizations award endowed scholarships for the purpose of permanently providing support to deserving and/or exceptional students; and annual awards are granted to students based on merit on a yearly basis. Utica also provides students with an additional listing of other scholarship opportunities available from outside entities.

Student Housing

Living accommodations at Utica College are separated into seven residence halls that range from single-room housing to full apartments. For students who desire to live in off-campus housing, the Residence Life Office staff also keeps an updated list of apartments available around the university.

General Information

Admission Office

1600 Burrstone Road

Utica, NY 13502-4892

(315) 792-3006

(800) 782-8884

Fax: (315) 792-3003

Contact: Patrick Quinn

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Main Address

1600 Burrstone Road

Utica, NY 13502-4892

(315) 792-3111


Total undergrads: 2,502

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 574

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,436

Graduate enrollment: 491


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 74%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 69%

College Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


ESL Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Management B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Facilities Administration B
Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B
Recreational Therapy B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Emergency Management/Homeland Security C

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Utica College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (315) 792-3111
Website: https://www.utica.edu/
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://www.utica.edu/enrollment/admissions/appnew.cfm
Address: 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502-4892
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,947
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 49%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,929 (39% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $22,110
Out-of-state Tuition: $22,110
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 98%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $10,681

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Utica College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Utica College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 152
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 1144
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 162
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 632
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 3
Social Sciences 31
Grand total 95512

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Utica College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $22,110
Out-of-state $22,110
Books and supplies $1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $22,030
Out-of-state $22,030

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 575 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 551 94% $10,681
Student loan aid 470 80% $13,357

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,560 69% $9,854
Federal student loans 2,690 72% $10,433

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Utica College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Utica College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,837 1,756 2,081
Percent admitted 100% 86% 87%
Percent admitted who enrolled 13% 16% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Utica College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,947
Undergraduate enrollment 3,488
Graduate enrollment 1,459

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Utica College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • New York State Board of Regents, State Education Department, Office of the Professions (Nursing Education)
    • RN Baccalaureate Degree Programs
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
    • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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