B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
SUNY Empire State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
One Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Website
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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

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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.47 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 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 18 responses
Report
  • Empowered
    39%
  • Dedicated
    28%
  • Hard working and independent
    17%
  • Motivated
    17%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%

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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If you would be open to attending an affordable college, working with a mentor, and open to attending classes through an online experience then SUNY Empire might just be what you are looking for. (Especially if you live in New York State) SUNY Empire has many satellite campuses across the whole of New York State, with its main campus in Saratoga Springs, New York. I personally took classes online through the college; even though I lived in Rockland County, NY, there was a satellite campus right in Nanuet, NY (only 15-20 minutes from where I live.) The college is usually very good for working people, who possess a job and still want to take classes and earn their degree at the same time. The professors of Empire State are very helpful with all kinds of questions as well, according to my own experience. Overall it is a very good school of higher education.
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SUNY Empire State College is a great school for a non-traditional adult student like me. I have been accepted for an online Associates Degree program, and have been assigned a professor-mentor to guide me in planning my courses. I am excited about the challenges of taking courses online, and the flexibility to integrate the classes into a busy life with adult responsibilities. I am looking forward to the Spring 2 term that starts in March, and also to learning the information and skills that will empower me to make a career change from retail to marketing.
This is a great college for non-traditional students. If you are a working adult or parent with kids at home this school is designed for your convenience. I was both of these types of students at some point while attending and the flexibility to attend courses online or in a mixed classroom/online setting was the best!