Utica College

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College Profile

Located in the heart of Central New York, Utica College is a comprehensive, independent, private institution founded in 1946. Our university is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. We offer many of the advantages of a large university, such as excellent academic programs with Undergraduate and Graduate degree options taught by our outstanding faculty. In addition, Utica College provides an excellent service and educational experience with an intimacy and a high degree of personal attention more closely associated with smaller private institutions. 36 Undergraduate degrees in more than 60 areas of study, and 21 Graduate programs, including Master’s degrees, Doctoral programs, and Graduate-level certificates.




 We Are Personal
Utica College provides you with a level of personal attention unimaginable at larger institutions. Classes are small and interactive, with a 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Students and faculty collaborate on scholarly work and professional development. Faculty, staff, and administration work tirelessly to help each student achieve academic and personal success.


We Are The Future Of Higher Education
Utica College is always moving forward with innovative programs that expand access and improve quality. We are committed to providing our students with state-of-the-art facilities and technology. We offer nationally recognized programs in Public Relations, Physical Therapy, Psychology-Child Life, Occupational Therapy, Economic Crime, Construction Management, and other fields. Our faculty and staff have the freedom, creativity and drive to “think outside the box.” We are continually exploring new ideas, carving new academic pathways, and preparing our students to meet the challenges of the 21st century workforce.


We Are Diverse
Our students thrive in a community that is ethnically, socio-economically and culturally diverse. Our community serves a diverse student body: residential, commuter, adult and online, with students of all ages, from 45 states and 39 countries.


We Are Vital To Our Community
The first four-year college to be established in the City of Utica, we have built a proud history as one of the community’s most vital institutions, providing quality higher education to our neighbors, strengthening the local economy, and always taking pride in the place we call home. UC alumni play an important role in the Mohawk Valley region, making valuable contributions as professionals, mentors, investors, and productive members of their communities. Our students make positive contributions to the community through off-campus events, internships and service work.


Institution Demographics

  • Coeducational, private comprehensive college founded by Syracuse University in 1946.
  • Became independently accredited in 1995.
  • Began offering graduate programs that grant the Utica College master’s degree in 1999 and the Utica College doctoral degree in 2005.


  • 36 majors
  • 27 minors
  • 21 graduate programs, including master’s, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs, on-campus and online
  • numerous pre-professional and special programs
  • Study abroad opportunities.
  • 77% of freshmen live on campus

Diverse Student Body

  • 2,881 undergraduate students (full- and part-time)
  • 1,147 graduate students (full- and part-time)
  • students from 45 different states
  • students from 39 different countries (Top countries represented: Vietnam, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Cambodia, Kosovo)

Our students represent a broad diversity of ethnicities, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

Typical Class Size is 20 students

Student-To-Faculty Ratio



  • 138 full-time faculty
  • 117 have earned their Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field

International Scholarships and Grants

  • International students can receive up to $26,000 per academic year in scholarships and grants
  • No ACT or SAT required for scholarships/grants


  • Division III
  • 25 varsity sports
  • 16 intramural sports
  • club sports
  • Member, Empire 8, NCAA, Eastern College Athletic Conference, New York State Women’s Collegiate Athletic Association


  • 145,000 volumes
  • 657 print journals
  • 5,000 electronic journals
  • 112 online databases
  • Largest collection of 19th and early 20th Welsh-language literature in the U.S.
  • Papers / library of Walter D. Edmonds, author, Drums Along the Mohawk


20,000+ worldwide


English as a Second Language Program and Services

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at Utica College offers you the opportunity to develop English language proficiency, mastering the listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills necessary to succeed in American college classes. The program provides:

  • 20-25 hours of course instruction per week
  • Highly qualified and experienced faculty
  • Small classes with lots of personal attention
  • Preparation for academic success in college
  • Cultural orientation and field trips to cultural and historical sites
  • Vibrant international community on and off campus

For more information about IELP, please contact:

Deborah Wilson-Allam, M.A.
Director, Intensive English Language Program
(315) 792-3259
(315) 792-3831 (Fax)


International Student Housing Options

Residence Halls

  • Seven residence halls on campus
  • Variety of living options including suite and cluster style dormitories with single-occupancy options


Visa Information

Does your institution issue an I-20 for F-1 or M-1 visa status (YES)

and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status? (YES)


Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students


Full-Time – Utica College’s current undergraduate tuition charge, direct and in direct costs for full-time residential students.  These rates are based on enrollment of 12 – 19credit hours per semester(24 – 38 credit hours per academic year).

Cost of Attendence
Tuition and fees: $19,996
Room and board: $10,434
Fees, Books, and Health Insurance: $2,502


*For each credit hour above 19 there will be an additional per credit hour charge

**Divide annual amounts in half to determine per semester charges for full-time students. Enrollment for Summer and/or Winter Session classes are an additional charge.

**International scholarships and grants can be deducted from the total amount to determine the total cost of attendance. International students can receive international tuition grants and merit-based scholarships up to $6,000 per academic year,

Room and board charges reflect students who reside in a double room and who participate in the Gold Meal Plan. For more information on housing options and meal plans, please visit http://www.utica.edu/student/reslife/

Financial Aid

International Scholarships and Grants

  • International students can receive up to $26,000 per academic year in scholarships and grants
  • No ACT or SAT required for scholarships/grants

Student Activities and Campus Life

Student Life and Activities: