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Utica College Overview

Located in Utica, New York, Utica College is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Utica makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Utica College Known For?

1,065 Undergraduate Awards
$30,368 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Utica College is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Utica College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 34% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Utica College makes roughly $45,300 a year. This is 11% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Utica College Rankings

Utica College landed the #348 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #30 out of 149 schools in New York.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Utica College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#17 Most Popular Online Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#159 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Utica College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Most Popular Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Homeland Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Most Popular Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Utica College has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#13 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#38 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#43 Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates College Factual
#51 Best Value Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#62 Best Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#164 Best Healthcare Schools Healthcare Degree Search

Where Is Utica College?

Location of Utica College

Contact details for Utica College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1600 Burrstone Rd, Utica, NY 13502-4892
Phone: 315-792-3111
Website: https://www.utica.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uticacollege
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/uticacollege

How Do I Get Into Utica College?

You can apply to Utica College online at: https://www.utica.edu/enrollment/admissions/appnew.cfm

Admission Requirements for Utica College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Utica College?

84% Acceptance Rate
58% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Utica College is 84%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Can I Afford Utica College?

$30,368 Net Price
84% Take Out Loans
4.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Utica College is $30,368. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Utica College, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $14,202 a year. That adds up to $56,808 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Utica College is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Utica College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,824 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,488 undergraduate students at Utica College, with 2,824 being full-time and 664 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Utica College

There are also 1,459 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,824 full-time undergraduates at Utica College, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Utica College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Utica College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Utica College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 121
Black or African American 279
Hispanic or Latino 268
White 1,944
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 185

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Utica College. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 37 countries are represented at Utica College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Utica College

2,414 Took All Classes Online
3,110 Took At Least One Class Online
9.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at Utica College. In 2017-2018, 3,110 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Utica College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 9th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Utica College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Utica College was 9.7%. This is the #1,355 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Utica College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Utica College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 18%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Homeland Security 16%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 2%
Nursing 10%
Social Sciences 61%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Utica College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Utica College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions #27
Homeland Security #34
Finance & Financial Management #37
Accounting #136
Health & Medical Administrative Services #177
Criminal Justice & Corrections #217
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #247
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #249
Liberal Arts General Studies #249
Nursing #288
Business Administration & Management #452
Health Professions #478

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Utica College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 371 0 0 0 371
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 21 0 53 248 322
Homeland Security 3 118 10 139 0 270
Criminal Justice & Corrections 31 66 13 60 0 170
Health Sciences & Services 0 114 0 0 0 114
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 11 0 79 0 90
Business Administration & Management 0 29 0 58 0 87
General Psychology 0 46 0 0 0 46
Child Development & Psychology 0 42 0 0 0 42
Accounting 0 16 0 10 0 26
Special Education 0 6 0 16 0 22
General Biology 0 20 0 0 0 20
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 13 0 6 0 19
Communication & Media Studies 0 17 0 0 0 17
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 11 0 5 0 16
Business/Managerial Economics 0 14 0 0 0 14
Construction Management 0 14 0 0 0 14
General English Literature 0 12 0 0 0 12
History 0 10 0 0 0 10
Chemistry 0 10 0 0 0 10
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 9 0 9
Sociology 0 9 0 0 0 9
Computer Information Systems 0 8 0 0 0 8
Health & Physical Education 0 8 0 0 0 8
Public Relations & Advertising 0 7 0 0 0 7
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 6 0 0 0 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 6 0 0 0 6
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 5 0 0 5
Zoology 0 4 0 0 0 4
Political Science & Government 0 4 0 0 0 4
Journalism 0 3 0 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 3 0 0 0 3
Physics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Educational Administration 0 0 2 0 0 2
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 1 0 0 0 1
Insurance 0 1 0 0 0 1
Teaching English or French 0 1 0 0 0 1
International Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 1 0 0 0 1
Economics 0 1 0 0 0 1
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 34 1,031 30 435 248 1,778

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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