SUNY: More opportunities for you to pursue your goals than any other state university system in the nation.
Do not confuse cost with worth All public colleges are not the same All public institutions are not large Many public universities are selective in admission, including SUNY Merit scholarships, honors programs, small classes…are available at SUNY A Few Considerations
Choice 64 individual campuses Urban, rural, large and small Distance learning Study abroad Over 5,000 undergraduate programs Why SUNY?
Success Over 2.8 million alumni Virtually any career imaginable can be found at SUNY Internship and career search/exploration opportunities Graduate schools and pre-professional programs Notable alumni Why SUNY?
Value Among America’s Best College Buys Tuition and fees remain low and very competitive nationally
SUNY Campus Types University Centers and Doctoral Degree Granting Institutions University Colleges Technology Colleges Community Colleges
University Centers and Doctoral Degree Granting Institutions 1,000 to over 19,000 undergraduates Research institutions Degree programs through doctorate, professional schools Undergraduate honors programs University Centers: NCAA Division I athletics
Albany U Buffalo Binghamton Stony Brook University Centers
Environmental Science & Forestry Colleges with Special Missions Optometry U pstate Medical Downstate Medical College of Ceramics at Alfred U Cornell
University Colleges 3,500 to over 9,000 undergraduates Small cities and towns Bachelor’s & Master’s Primarily liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional Undergraduate honors programs NCAA Division III athletics
Brockport University Colleges Buffalo State Cortland Empire State Fredonia Geneseo New Paltz Old Westbury Oneonta Oswego Plattsburgh Potsdam Purchase
Technology Colleges 1,600 to over 6,000 undergraduates Hands-on education in cutting-edge technologies along with traditional disciplines Certificate, AOS, AAS, AA/AS, BS, BT, Master’s at Maritime and SUNYIT NCAA Division III—Cobleskill, Farmingdale, Maritime, Morrisville, SUNYIT NJCAA Division III – Alfred State, Delhi USCAA -- Canton
Alfred State Technology Colleges Canton Cobleskill Delhi Farmingdale Maritime Morrisville SUNYIT
Community Colleges 30 campuses 1,700 to over 15,000 full-time students Certificates degrees = immediate employment Associate degrees = transfer preparation Full- or part-time study, day or evening study Commute or reside on-campus Affordable exploration Open enrollment? Not always
SUNY General Education Requirements Common, system-wide learning goals No less than 30 credits in seven of eight knowledge and skill areas and two competencies Prepare students for the job market Are helpful in defining interests and competencies for undecided students
SUNY Application Process 52 of 64 campuses use one web-based application Application fee = $50 per campus choice All applications processed by Application Services Center (ASC) in Albany SUNY Online Academic Record (SOAR) Supporting documentation sent to campuses Check with individual campuses for specifics (deadlines, and special entry options) Decisions made by campuses
Traditional Admission Review High school record: Number of academic units Level of coursework Rank in class Regents exam scores Overall GPA SAT or ACT results
Typical 2011-12 Expenses State-Operated Campuses Baccalaureate Degree Programs New York State Residents Living on Campus Tuition $5,270 Student Fees (e) $1,330 Room and Board (e) $10,820 Books and Supplies (e) $1,260 Personal Expenses (e) $1,430 Transportation (e) $1,010 TOTAL COST $21,120 Community College Tuition = $3,700 (e)
Scholarship Examples (all renewable) UAlbany: Presidential Scholars receive up to $3,400/year Canton: “Fund for Excellence” scholarship, $500 up to $5,000 Oswego: Approximately 1/3 entering freshmen average = $2,300/year
Financial Assistance Approximately 75% of enrolled SUNY students receive assistance Need-based assistance Scholarships Most SUNY campuses offer merit scholarships Range of $100 up to full tuition + R & B Program offerings vary by campus