2. SUNY Polytechnic Institute
The state University of New York Polytechnic Institute, or more commonly referred simply as SUNY Poly, is a public research university with several campuses in New York City.
SUNY Poly is unique since it is a polytechnic college – which means that it not only educates those who want to advance in engineering, but it is also a professional vocational education center that expands on technology, engineering, and science.
With a campus in the town of Marcy and Albany, SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers more than 30 bachelor degrees, 15 masters degrees, and three doctoral degrees. Interestingly enough, SUNY Polytechnic Institute started as a graduate institution for advanced degree holders, only opening up its division for college freshmen in 2003, with the first graduating class finishing in May 2007.
SUNY Polytechnic Institute tends to cater to those who are interested in engineering technology, nanoscale engineering. About 42 percent of the classes have less than 20 students, allowing students and teachers to collaborate closely with each other.
- 2016 Tuition
- New York State residents – $3235
- Out-of-state residents – $8160
1. Binghamton University
The State University of New York at Binghamton is a public research university that caters to the liberal arts and doctoral degrees. Consisting of more than seven colleges and schools, Binghamton University houses more than 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Commonly heralded as “the best” SUNY school, Binghamton University has won the Carnegie Foundation Award for The Advancement of Teaching as a research establishment with excellent activity.
The Binghamton School of Management tends to be a beacon for its school, with its ranking at 74th by Business Week. The School of Management is one of the most selective school for undergraduate students on the Binghamton campus. Binghamton University offers more than 130 academic undergraduate majors, with each major held to rigorous standards.
As mentioned, Binghamton University has received several awards. It is ranked the 18th best public college in all of the US by The Business Journals. Binghamton is commonly called a Public Ivy institution, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine has proclaimed Binghamton University as the 15th best value for in-state students – this holds true since 84 percent of undergraduate students are residents of New York State.
- 2016 tuition
- New York State residents – $24,25
- Out-of-state residents – $37,371′
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