The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, or SUNY Poly, is a high-tech institution formed in two New York sites. In 2014, SUNY Institute of Technology merged with the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, which used to be part of the University of Albany in New York’s state capital, to form the institution that students graduate from today.
In total, the institute offers around 50 degrees spanning undergraduate and postgraduate level, across five different colleges. It has been named as the best university nationwide for business-funded research and development. SUNY-ESF is also one of the top North East institutions for student veterans. One of New York’s more selective institutions, it admits around 60% of its applicants. Of those who applied for financial aid, more than 95% had their needs met. Its student-staff ratios are approximately 17:1.
Its campus in Albany, the state capital, runs courses in nanosciences, nanoengineering, nanoeconomics and nanobioscience. Albany is also home to the 1.3 million-square foot NanoTech megaplex, a research and development hub which employs over 3,500 scientists, engineers and researchers. Programmes at the Utica/Rome campus, 50 miles east of Syracuse, include technology, computer science, cybersecurity, business, nursing, mathematics and natural sciences. Business administration, mechanical engineering, psychology and information sciences are among the most popular across the two campuses. The university also runs a number of other innovation and manufacturing centres which act as research and construction hubs. President Obama and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak are among the university’s many visitors over the years.