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C+
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
    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 3,772 undergraduate students. The Empire State College acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Community Organization and Advocacy, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 14% of students, Empire State College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,500.
About SUNY Empire State College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
Two Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Branch of
SUNY System
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
100%
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
$13,381/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,689/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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.51 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,772Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,038
Undergrads Over 25
77%
Pell Grant
80%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Empowered
    32%
  • Hard working and independent
    32%
  • Dedicated
    23%
  • Motivated
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
14%
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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My professors at SUNY Empire State College are the reason for my academic success. They have all been top rate in the area of giving feedback which is so essential to online learning. They are always available to answer any questions and respond promptly. Last Spring, I was hospitalized for a very serious illness. It took months to recover, I thought I would have to drop my Statistics and Art History classes but, both professors were in constant contact with me and made special time allowances to make sure I completed the courses. When you are a student at SUNY Empire State College, you are made to feel as though you are part of a class even when the class is online. You get the distinct feeling from your professors that they want you to succeed and they really help you reach that success.
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Supportive mentors and academic support, challenging learning experience. I am so glad I chose SUNY Empire!
I have to thank my mentor, Melissa Centor. She is always available and positive. The mentor program has made it easy as an online student, which is not always easy. My mentor has made sure I was registered for correct classes each semester, gave me options when I asked, and even gave advice. If struggling with a class, she pointed me to the free tutoring provided through the school. The ease of the online system has made the college experience less daunting. I am considering taking my graduate classes through Empire State as well.