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
14:1
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
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 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
$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 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.
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After attending 1 year of community college as a nontraditional student, I transferred to SUNY Empire. My overall experience was good. One objection I experienced was the different expectations each professor required for discussion boards. For example, one would issue a 1-paragraph requirement while a second wanted MLA style with citations and no less than 500 words.
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