Located in Central New York, Utica College offers a wide range of academic programs and is diverse like a large university. Courses are taught by an excellent faculty and are kept small to allow for the individual attention of a small college. Students are given opportunities in liberal arts and professional studies so they receive broad exposure to areas of knowledge while developing career-specific skills.
UC offers programs in three major areas – arts and sciences, health and human studies and social sciences and management. There are 31 undergraduate majors, 23 minors and 11 graduate programs. Utica is known for biology, nursing, occupational therapy, criminal justice, economic crime investigation, journalism and public relations. Internships, fieldwork, clinical rotations and student teaching are offered to students in every major. Courses are taught by a 108-person faculty of which 96 percent hold their terminal degree. Classes are small so students have a better learning environment and have one-on-one time with these faculty members.
Utica College has six residence halls with single and double occupancy. The school also offers apartments and suite-style units. The Strebel Student Center is open 24 hours a day for students and most of the classes are taught in one building. As far as involvement, there are more than 80 student clubs and organization to choose from. Throughout the year, there are an array of cultural and social events including lectures, seminars, poetry readings, concerts, exhibits, plays and movies. Utica offers 20 different varsity sports as well as intramural and club sports. The varsity sports compete in the Empire 8 athletic conference in Division III.
UC provides more than $11 million each year for academic scholarships and need-based aid. More than 90 percent of students receive some sort of grant from the college. Tuition cost at Utica is $33,216, while room and board is $12,418.
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