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State University of New York The University of the State of New York (USNY; acronym usually pronounced USE-nee) is the governmental umbrella organization of the US state of New York which is responsible for most institutions and much of the personnel that are in any way connected to formal educational functions (public and private...

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Established 1948
Type Public
Chancellor Dr. John B. Clark (interim)
Students 414,171
Location (various), New York, USA
Website suny.edu

The State University of New York, abbreviated SUNY (IPA pronunciation: ['suniː]) is a system of public institutions of higher education in New York, United States. It is the largest comprehensive system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States, with a total enrollment of 413,000 students, plus 1.1 million continuing education students spanning 64 campuses across the state. The SUNY system has 28,000 faculty members and some 6,650 degree and certificate programs overall. SUNY includes many institutions and four University Centers: Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, and Stony Brook. SUNY's administrative offices are in Albany. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... This article is about the state. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... This article is about the state. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees. ... Libraries are useful resources for adult learners. ... University at Albany, SUNY, is a public university located in the capital of New York state, and is the senior campus of the SUNY system. ... Overlooking center of campus. ... University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (UB) (also known as SUNY Buffalo) is a coeducational public research university, which has multiple campuses located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, USA. Offering 84 bachelors, 184 masters and 78 doctoral degrees, it is the largest and most... The State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNYSB), also known as Stony Brook University (SBU) is a public research university located in Stony Brook, New York (on the north side of Long Island, about 55 miles east of Manhattan, New York). ... The SUNY System Administration Building, also known as the Old D&H Railroad Building, is a public office building located at the intersection of Broadway and State Street in downtown Albany, New York. ... For other uses, see Albany. ...


The State University of New York was established in 1948 by then-Governor of New York, Thomas E. Dewey, through legislative implementation of recommendations made by the Temporary Commission on the Need for a State University (1946-1948). The Commission was chaired by Owen D. Young, then-Chairman of the General Electric Company. The system was greatly expanded during the administration of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, who took a personal interest in design and construction of new SUNY facilities across the state. Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thomas Edmund Dewey (March 24, 1902 – March 16, 1971) was the Governor of New York (1943-1954) and the unsuccessful Republican candidate for the U.S. Presidency in 1944 and 1948. ... The name General Electric Company refers to two companies: An American multinational, General Electric A defunct British company, The General Electric Company plc, now a part of Telent plc Category: ... Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 - January 26, 1979) was a Governor of New York and the 41st Vice President of the United States of America from December 19, 1974 to January 20, 1977. ...


SUNY comprises all institutions of higher education statewide that are state-supported, with the exception of the institutions that are units of the City University of New York (CUNY). The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym: IPA pronunciation: ), is the public university system of New York City. ...

SUNY System Administration Building

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Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 334 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) SUNY System Administration Building taken from the 787 pedestrian bridge. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 334 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) SUNY System Administration Building taken from the 787 pedestrian bridge. ...

Organization

SUNY is governed by a Board of Trustees, which consists of sixteen members, fifteen of whom are appointed by the Governor, with consent of the New York State Senate. The sixteenth member is the President of the SUNY Student Assembly. The Board of Trustees appoints the Chancellor who serves as SUNY Chief Executive Officer. The interim SUNY Chancellor is Dr. John B. Clark. This is a list of the Governors of New York. ... The New York Legislature is the legislative branch of the U.S. state of New York, seated at the states capital, Albany. ...


The state of New York assists in financing the SUNY system, which, along with CUNY, provides lower-cost college-level education to residents of the state. SUNY students also come from out-of-state and 171 foreign countries, though tuition is higher for these students.


There are a large variety of colleges in the SUNY system with some overlap in specialties from site to site. SUNY divides its campuses into four distinct categories: university centers/doctoral-granting institutions, university colleges, technology colleges, and community colleges.


SUNY and the City University of New York are entirely different university systems, despite the fact that both are public institutions which receive funding from New York State. Also, SUNY is not to be confused with the University of the State of New York (USNY), which is the governmental umbrella organization for most education-related institutions and many education-related personnel (both public and private) in New York State, and which includes, as a component, the New York State Education Department. The University of the State of New York (USNY; acronym usually pronounced USE-nee) is the governmental umbrella organization of the US state of New York which is responsible for most institutions and much of the personnel that are in any way connected to formal educational functions (public and private...


Campuses

University Centers/Doctoral-Granting Institutions

University Centers

SUNY Albany
SUNY Albany

Picture of the front of UAlbanys uptown campus, taken by myself. ... Picture of the front of UAlbanys uptown campus, taken by myself. ... Overlooking center of campus. ... The State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNYSB), also known as Stony Brook University (SBU) is a public research university located in Stony Brook, New York (on the north side of Long Island, about 55 miles east of Manhattan, New York). ... University at Albany, SUNY, is a public university located in the capital of New York state, and is the senior campus of the SUNY system. ... University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (UB) (also known as SUNY Buffalo) is a coeducational public research university, which has multiple campuses located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, USA. Offering 84 bachelors, 184 masters and 78 doctoral degrees, it is the largest and most...

Other Doctoral-Granting Institutions

See also: Statutory college

In American higher education, particular to the state of New York, a statutory college or contract college is a college or school that is a component of an independent, private university that has been designated by the state legislature to receive significant public funding from the state. ... The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, better known as SUNY Downstate Medical Center, is an academic medical center and is the only one of its kind in the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... The Health Science Center Syracuse, better known as the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, is a college of health-related professions on University Hill in Syracuse, New York, USA. It includes the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Health Professions, and College of Graduate Studies. ... The New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC) at Alfred University in Alfred is a statutory college of the State University of New York (SUNY). ... In American higher education, particular to the state of New York, a statutory college or contract college is a college or school that is a component of an independent, private university that has been designated by the state legislature to receive significant public funding from the state. ... Alfred University (Alfred) is a small, comprehensive university in the Village of Alfred in western New York State, USA, an hour south of Rochester and two hours southeast of Buffalo. ... The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) is a specialized doctoral-granting institution of the State University of New York. ... The State University of New York State College of Optometry was established in 1971 as a result of a legislative mandate of New York State, USA. It is located in Manhattan, New York City. ... In American higher education, particular to the state of New York, a statutory college or contract college is a college or school that is a component of an independent, private university that has been designated by the state legislature to receive significant public funding from the state. ... “Cornell” redirects here. ... The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (abbreviated to CALS or Ag School) at Cornell University is a contract college of New York and is considered by many to be the top school of agriculture-related sciences in the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) at Cornell University was established in 1944 (first students admitted 1945) as the worlds first school for college-level study in industrial and labor relations. ...

University Colleges

SUNY New Paltz
SUNY New Paltz

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1567x1175, 713 KB)Photographed by Daniel Case 2005-08-24 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1567x1175, 713 KB)Photographed by Daniel Case 2005-08-24 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Buffalo State College, often referred to colloquially as Buff State, is a public, liberal arts college in Buffalo, New York and is part of the State University of New York. ... Empire State College, a State University of New York university college, is a multi-site institution that offers higher education to students all over the State of New York as well as the rest of the world. ... The State University of New York at Brockport, also known as SUNY Brockport, Brockport State University or the State University of New York College at Brockport, is a four-year liberal arts college located in Brockport, Monroe County, New York, near Rochester. ... The State University of New York College at Cortland, also called SUNY Cortland, is located in Cortland, New York. ... The State University of New York at Fredonia (also known as SUNY Fredonia or Fredonia State) is a four-year liberal arts college located in Fredonia, New York. ... The State University of New York at Geneseo—also known as SUNY Geneseo or, colloquially, Geneseo State University—is located in Geneseo, Livingston County, New York. ... The State University of New York at New Paltz, known as SUNY New Paltz for short, is a public university in New Paltz, New York. ... The State University of New York College at Old Westbury is a university college that is part of the State University of New York system. ... The State University of New York at Oneonta is a four-year liberal arts college in Oneonta, New York, United States, with approximately 5,800 students. ... The State University of New York at Oswego, also known as Oswego State, was founded in 1861 as Oswego Normal School by Edward Austin Sheldon and became the New York State Teachers College at Oswego in 1948. ... The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh (also known as SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh State, or Plattsburgh State University) is a selective, four-year, public liberal arts college in Plattsburgh, New York. ... SUNY Potsdams Satterlee Hall The State University of New York at Potsdam, also known as SUNY Potsdam, is a public university located in the Village of Potsdam in St. ... The State University of New York at Purchase, also known as Purchase College and SUNY Purchase, is a public liberal, visual, and performing arts college in Purchase, New York, United States, a part of the State University of New York system. ...

Technology Colleges

Aerial view of Alfred State College taken in April 2006. ... The State University of New York at Canton, located in the Town of Canton in St. ... The State University of New York at Cobleskill is also known as the College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. ... The State University of New York at Delhi (also called SUNY Delhi and Delhi College) is one of the technology colleges of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. ... Farmingdale State College is a coeducational, public college with over 6,200 students pursuing degrees in one of 31 programs in the areas of business, applied arts and sciences, health sciences and engineering technologies. ... Welcome to Morrisville State College! The State University of New York at Morrisville, also known as Morrisville State College or MSC, offers 12 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options at two campuses in Central New York: Morrisville and Norwich. ... The State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) is a campus of the State University of New York located just north of Utica, New York in the town of Marcy. ... SUNY Maritime College SUNY Maritime College Seal SUNY Maritime College is located in the Bronx, New York City in historic Fort Schuyler on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. ...

Community Colleges

Adirondack Community College is located in the northeastern part of the Town of Queensbury, New York. ... Broome Community College is a SUNY two-year college in Broome County, New York. ... Cayuga County Community College is a two year SUNY college in Cayuga County, New York. ... Clinton Community College is located in the city of Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York. ... Columbia-Greene Community College is a two-year college associated with SUNY, located in the city of Hudson, New York in Columbia County. ... Corning Community College in the U.S. state of New York was initiated in 1957 and moved to its Spencer Hill campus in 1963. ... Taconic Hall Dutchess Community College is a two-year college, associated with the State University of New York (SUNY) and is situated on 130 acres on a hill above Poughkeepsie, New York. ... Erie Community College, or ECC, is a two-year community college sponsored by SUNY and Erie County, New York. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Finger Lakes Community College is a two-year college affiliated with the State University of New York. ... Fulton-Montgomery Community College is a two-year college located in Johnstown, New York. ... Genesee Community College has its main campus in Town of Batavia near Batavia, New York and has branch campuses in Albion, Warsaw, Dansville, and Arcade. ... Herkimer County Community College is a two-year college in the Village of Herkimer in Herkimer County, New York. ... Hudson Valley Community College, a SUNY associated two-year college, is located in Troy in Rensselaer County, New York. ... Jamstown Community College is a SUNY school that has two campuses in Chautauqua County, New York, located in Dunkirk and Jamestown. ... Jefferson Community College, a two-year college located in Watertown, New York. ... Mohawk Valley Community College is a two year college of the State University of New York located in Oneida County. ... Monroe Community College is a college located in Monroe County, New York with two campuses, one located in the Town of Brighton (a suburb of Rochester, New York) and another, the Damon City Campus, in the city of Rochester. ... Nassau Community College is located in Garden City in Nassau County on Long Island. ... Niagara County Community College is located in Sanborn, New York, northeast of the City of Niagara Falls. ... The North Country Community College is located in Saranac Lake, New York and services Franklin and Essex Counties and is the only public college located within the Adirondack State Park. ... Onondaga Coummunity College is a two-year school that services the Onondaga County, New York at three campuses. ... Orange County Community College is a SUNY associated two-year college with its main campus in Middletown, New York. ... Rockland Community College is a two-year college in the SUNY system, located in hamlet of Viola within the Village of Suffern from the Town of Ramapo in Rockland County, New York. ... Schenectady County Community College is a two-year college associated with SUNY, located in Schenectady, New York. ... Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) is a two-year public college sponsored by SUNY and Suffolk County, New York in the USA. The college has three campuses: The oldest is in Selden, and the other two are in Brentwood and Riverhead. ... Sullivan County Community College is a two-year public community college sponsored by the State University of New York SUNY and Sullivan County, New York. ... Tompkins-Cortland Community College is a public two-year college supported by Tompkins and Cortland Counties and SUNY. The main college campus is located in Dryden (town), New York. ... Ulster County Community College is a public two-year college supported by Ulster County, New York and the State University of New York. ... Westchester Community College is a public, two-year college sponsored by Westchester County, New York and SUNY. The 364-acre main campus is built on the former estate of John A. Hartford in Valhalla, New York, but the college also provides instruction at twelve other locations. ...

State-wide colleges

Empire State College, a State University of New York university college, is a multi-site institution that offers higher education to students all over the State of New York as well as the rest of the world. ... The SUNY Learning Network (SLN) is a system of online courses and online degree programs organized by the State University of New York. ...

Rankings and statistics for the University Centers

Ranking and value:

Campus US News and World Report, "Top 50 Public University" ranking Kiplinger's Personal Finance, "Top 100 Values" ranking Kiplinger's Personal Finance, "Top 100 Values" ranking for out-of-state applicants Times Higher Education Supplement, "The World's Top 200 Universities" 2006 ranking Shanghai Jiao Tong University, "Academic Ranking of World Universities" 2007 Top 500 ranking
Albany Not ranked 67th 46th Not ranked 203rd-304th
Binghamton 38th 5th 1st Not ranked Not ranked
Buffalo Not ranked 89th 77th Not ranked 203rd-304th
Stony Brook 46th 34th 35th 175th 151st-202nd

Selectivity:

School Selectivity rating Percent students admitted
Albany 78 56%
Binghamton 93 43%
Buffalo 85 55%
Stony Brook 89 47%
  • Selectivity according to US News and World Report Rankings 2007. Percent admitted is from CollegeBoard.com and recent as of 9/2007

. http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/ranknatudoc_brief.php


Admission criteria (according to SUNY):

School Middle 50% SAT Students in top 10% of class Middle 90% GPA
Albany 1110-1260 15% 88-94
Binghamton 1190-1360 50% 91-95
Buffalo 1110-1290 24% 89-95
Stony Brook 1130-1270 Not reported 87-93
School NSF Funding Rank Funding Dollars ($000)
Albany 77 203,997
Binghamton 210 25,405
Buffalo 58 258,952
Stony Brook 71 213,547

Athletics

Every school within the SUNY system manages their own athletics program, which greatly varies the level of competition at each institution.


Division I

  • The four university centers all compete at the Division I level for all of their sports. All but Binghamton field football teams, with Buffalo in Division I-FBS (formerly Division I-A) and Albany and Stony Brook in Division I-FCS (formerly Division I-AA).
    • A small number of community college compete at the NJCAA Div. 1 level

Division II and III

  • Most SUNY colleges, technical schools and community schools compete at the NCAA or NJCAA Div. II or III level.

Rivalries

The most prominent SUNY rivalry is between the Albany Great Danes and Binghamton Bearcats. The two both belong to the America East athletic conference. Frequently referred to as the I-88 Rivalry, Binghamton and Albany sit at either end of Interstate 88 (roughly 2.5 hours apart). Both teams are known to post the highest visitor attendance at either school's athletic events. The America East Conference is a college athletic conference whose members are located mainly in the northeastern United States. ...


SUNY Oswego and SUNY Plattsburgh also share a notable rivalry in Division 3 Hockey, with that game almost always having the SUNYAC regular season title up for grabs.


SUNY Cobleskill and SUNY Delhi rivalry is mainly involving basketball, but has been seen in other meetings between the two schools. They are in fairly close proximity to each other. The SUNY Delhi 2003-2004 basketball season was canceled after a basketball game was called with 48 seconds left after several SUNY Delhi basketball players nearly started a brawl in the Ioro Gymnasium at SUNY Cobleskill on Wednesday February 4th 2004.


SUNY Plattsburgh and SUNY Cortland have developed a competative rivalry in Division III softball. They've been at the top of the SUNYAC standings in the 2006 and 2007 seasons with Plattsburgh taking the division crown in '06 and Cortland reclaiming the division title in the '07 season. However in both the '06 and '07 seasons, the Cardinals of Plattsburgh have had the last laugh against the Cortland Red Dragons. The Cards ended the Red Dragons' season in 2006 with an extra-innings (10 innings) 4-3 victory on their home turf in the SUNYAC Championship game and again the next season in the NorthEast regional final with a one-sided 10-1 win over Cortland on the Red Dragons' own field. The victory sent the Cardinals to the Division III Softball World Series for the first time in school history.


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