Utica College: Narrative Description

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1600 Burrstone Rd.
Utica, NY 13502-4892
Tel: (315)792-3111; 800-782-8884; Admissions: (315)792-3006; Fax: (315)792-3003; Web Site: http://www.utica.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1946. Setting: 128-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $12.8 million. Research spending 2002-03: $112,520. Educational spending 2002-03: $5601 per student. Total enrollment: 2,465. Faculty: 223 (108 full-time, 115 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,946 applied, 77% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 56% from top half. 1 class president, 1 valedictorian, 24 student government officers. Full-time: 1,869 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 301 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 20 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 19% 25 or older, 49% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 69% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; business/marketing; psychology; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the New York State Visiting Student Program. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Recommended: recommendations, interview, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $28,340 includes full-time tuition ($19,980), mandatory fees ($290), and college room and board ($8070). College room only: $4200. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time, course load, and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $669 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 67 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: honor association, Double Up, Outing Club, Student Senate, CJ Student Association. Major annual events: Air Band, Spring Fling, faculty-served dinner. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,020 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Gannett Memorial Library with 181,558 books, 60,583 microform titles, 1,311 serials, 1,682 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $447,764. 203 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Utica is an area rich in the history of the Iroquois Confederacy, the French and Indian Wars, the American Revolution, the great migration to the Midwest and the western expansion of American commerce via the Erie Canal. Historic treasures in the area include the Oriskany Battlefield, Revolutionary Fort Stanwix (restored as a national monument) in Rome, and the homes of Revolutionary War heroes General Nicholas Herkimer and Major General Friedrich Wilhelm Baron von Steuben. Within an hour's drive of Utica are Johnson Hall, home of Sir William Johnson, colonial superintendent of Indian Affairs, in Johnstown; the Mansion House of the Oneida Community in Oneida; and Cooperstown, birthplace of James Fenimore Cooper, site of the Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame, the Farmer's Museum, and the headquarters of the New York State Historical Association. Utica's cultural assets include Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute and School of Art, one of the finest small art institutions in the country; the Oneida Historical Society; the Utica Civic Symphony; the Broadway Theatre League; the Players Theater Company; the Great Artists Concert series; the Utica Public Library and the Oneida County Junior Museum. These are greatly enhanced by the libraries, art galleries and cultural programs of the colleges in the area. The Utica area abounds in outdoor recreatio