Utica College is a private, non-profit institution located on a 128-acre campus in Utica, N.Y. Originally founded as an extension of Syracuse University in 1946, the school emphasizes individual attention for its students and pragmatic approaches to teaching and learning. The college has offered undergraduate and graduate degrees since 1998, three years after it became legally and financially independent from Syracuse University. U.S. News & World Report ranked Utica College 110th of northern regional universities in its 2012 “Best Colleges” rankings.
Utica College offers 37 majors, 27 minors, and 21 graduate programs, including master’s and doctoral degrees, to its 3,000 students. Undergraduate programs include geoscience, physical therapy, finance, public relations, and construction management, which minors available in anthropology, management, theatre, and more. Meanwhile, the school has a Master of Business Administration program in professional accountancy, physical therapy, health care administration, cyber security, and criminal justice administration.
Bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as professional certificates, are also available through the college’s online program. These include the RN to Bachelor’s in Nursing program, a bachelor’s in cyber security, an MBA in fraud management, and a financial crimes investigator certificate. You can find a full list of the online programs here.
Utica College has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since 1946. The school also holds specialized accreditation from six other organizations, including the Commission on Collegiate Nursing (2010), the New York State Board of Regents (1982), and the American Occupational Therapy Association (1970).
To apply to Utica College, an incoming freshman needs to have a high school diploma from an accredited secondary school, and they need to submit a completed application with a personal statement, transcripts, and one letter of recommendation. Certain programs also require standardized test scores. The college recommends that incoming freshmen have at least four units of study in English, three social studies, mathematics, and science, and two in a foreign language. Altogether, the admissions committee considers the student’s record in high school and how well it has prepared them, as well as extracurricular activities, community service, and work history.
Utica College accepts transfer students as well. To apply, the student should send in all official college transcripts, as well as a completed application. The college will award transfer credit for all courses taken at an accredited institution of higher learning in which the student received a “C” or better.
Finally, a prospective graduate student must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and they must submit all official transcripts for consideration. Each master’s program has different admissions requirements. For example, the MBA program requires a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA), and a Bachelor of Science degree. The program is open to those who have a Bachelor of Arts degree, but they must show previous study of math skills that are usually part of a Bachelor of Science degree plan. A GMAT score may also be required if an applicant has less than a 3.0 GPA. Meanwhile, the master’s in economic crime management requires only a letter of support from the applicant’s employer, and two letters of reference.
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1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502