SUNY Erie has more than 80 associate degree, certificate, joint, and online programs in the most in-demand areas including Business, Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, Health Sciences, STEM, Hospitality and more. Many of these 2-year programs are designed to provide seamless transfer to 4-year public and private colleges and universities.
The International Student Services office is here to help our international students every step of the way and extend a warm welcome. International students receive information and advice on the application process; U.S. immigration regulations; cultural adjustment; academic and personal support; and graduation and/or transfer to another school. We also offer a special orientation event that helps international students prepare to study in the United States.
SUNY Erie offers flexible scheduling options, including day, evening and weekend classes; and programs that are offered partially or fully online. Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) department provides Language coursework for students need to improve their English language proficiency.
Our location in the Buffalo Niagara region of Western New York provides students with all the exciting activities of city living, but without the traffic and crowds. A natural wonder of the world, Niagara Falls, is only a short drive from the College, and the City of Buffalo offers a variety of art museums, music venues, and restaurants. Sports fans can attend a number of different professional and collegiate sporting events.
IMPORTANT UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
- Business Administration
- Engineering Science
- Computer Science
- Culinary Arts
- Liberal Arts and Science – General Studies
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English as a Second Language Program and Services
SUNY Erie’s EAL (English as an Additional Language) Department prepare students whose dominant language is not English to participate with confidence and success in college programs at SUNY Erie.
Our EAL staff work directly with students in planning programs and helping with placement into appropriate classes. Courses provided to EAL students target the improvement of English, math and academic skills.
Degree-credit introductory courses are also available to all EAL students. These courses help students develop their vocabulary and concept building, while also allowing them to earn credit for many degree programs in the college.
The English Skills Center houses resource materials and computers for student use, and the Language Lab offers audiovisual equipment to improve language skills.
The English Skills Center provides tutoring services to all students for all courses. Our trained tutors are happy to assist students in all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming and task analysis to final documentation in APA and MLA formats and everything in between. We work with students to improve their self-editing skills, suggesting strategies and resources so they can become confident, independent writers.
International Student Housing Options
SUNY Erie does not offer on-campus student housing, but there are a variety of affordable housing options in the Buffalo Niagara region. For more information on student housing, visit the SUNY Erie website or contact the International Student Services office
First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students
For international student admission requirements, visit the SUNY Erie Website
Student Activities and Campus Life
SUNY Erie offers a robust campus life to round out your education. Join clubs and organizations, participating in athletics, or engaging in activities outside of the classroom are ways to help you to create lasting relationships with the college and your classmates.