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
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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
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.45 responses
93%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,278Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
78%
Pell Grant
78%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Empowered
    41%
  • Dedicated
    24%
  • Hard working and independent
    18%
  • Motivated
    18%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,400/ 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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As a new enrollee, I have been very impressed by the genuine concern and caring nature of the staff in their efforts to assist in my enrollment to the college. From the beginning, there has been constant and continual follow up with me via all methods communication, such as email and telephone calls, to ensure deadlines were made, and any questions answered. Every member of the staff has been wonderful to work with. The application process was clear and uncomplicated, and the approval process efficient. As a new student to the campus community, I have to experience the environment, but I am sure
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I appreciate that SUNY Empire has provided me the opportunity to attend school while still working as a full time employee in addition to working a part time job. I have been struggling to complete school since my parents haven't helped me financially since I was 15. SUNY Empire provides an affordable education with the ability to remain flexible with the busy schedule of those who cannot afford to attend school without working a full-time job or several jobs. The professors are understanding and very helpful. Not to mention, the mentors at Empire strive to provide students with the easiest and most efficient degree plan uniquely designed to fit the lifestyle of each individual student.
Faculty are very helpful. For mathematical students the used of Maple software is required in most courses of precalculus level or higher. There are many wonderful teachers at this school. Distance learning allows an additionally convenient option for working students. A lot of courses to choose from in many subject areas including science and mathematics.