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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Empire State College is a public college located in Saratoga Springs, New York in the Albany Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,841 undergraduate students. The Empire State College acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Business, Community Organization and Advocacy, and Labor and Industrial Relations. Graduating 22% of students, Empire State College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,100.
About SUNY Empire State College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
One Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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SUNY Empire State College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,733/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,926/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,828/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,797/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,715/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,173/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
94%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,841Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
77%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Empowered
    37%
  • Dedicated
    26%
  • Hard working and independent
    21%
  • Motivated
    16%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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SUNY Empire State College Reviews

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The one-on-one support here is pretty great and hard to beat! My advisor is fully on-board w what I'd like to accomplish and understands my perspective.
I admit that I wish that registration part of the website were designed a bit more intuitively-parts of it are difficult to navigate.
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GREAT school for those exploring non-traditional options. Can convert life experience into credits, can do 100% online school, at a campus, or a mix of the two. Lots of specialized degree programs, with the opportunity to customize your degree to EXACTLY what you want to do. Want to specialize in a program or degree area that doesn't exist? You get to create it. All staff I've dealt with have been friendly, positive, and dedicated to seeing students succeed.
I learned so much at this college! They offered a wide variety of courses, and I thoroughly enjoyed the diverse courses they offered. I love SUNY Empire State College!