SUNY Polytechnic Institute Reviews

  • 6 Reviews
  • Utica (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,338
50% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of 6 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Rose Johnson
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2023
  • Degree: Accounting
"I have only been enrolled in this school for a month as an online student and all I have received are difficulties. First, my advisor didn't know what they were doing. They kept making me sign up for a class that didn't even exist and when I emailed them their response every 4 times I asked what to sign up for since the class wasn't a thing was "sign up for that class, thanks". Now at the start of my online semester I have had issues with a professor who claims they have.. "over 14 years of experience in Brightspace University". That does not exist. Non-stop with this professor I have had issues; writing the incorrect date for an exam, not contacting through email, and making their student's download the Whatsapp only to never text and respond to students. I hope the experience gets better, but so far I'm rating the quality of the staff 1-2 Stars. I will admit, I have some professors that have been good, but that does not excuse how poor the advisors are doing at their jobs."
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2023
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"I had gone to the Utica campus expecting to get a degree and get some job experience in the new building that was advertised as full of businesses looking for internships and co-ops. But turns out the building was empty due to poor construction and had to be redone. So I got my degree but there were no opportunities for job experience. The school clubs did nothing interesting or were overcrowded and the social scene was dead. The food, teachers, scenery and course work were nice though and I learned a lot and made a few good friends but should have transfered out because after 3 years with a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering I still haven't found an entry level job in my field due to a lack of experience in my field. I must admit I enjoyed getting my degree here but I could have done the same at a college that may have better prepared me for an engineering career and I regret it to this day."
Jennifer Tran
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2019
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I am currently a graduate student and I recently graduated with my Bachelor's Degree at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. To me, the university is such a great place to be at. It really is such a friendly environment university. SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers many majors and I decided to pursue my education in Business Administration. The Business Administration undergraduate program and the many other undergraduate programs at SUNY Polytechnic Institute provide courses that really do help students prepare for the jobs that they will be looking for in the meantime of their academics. You will not only have just the knowledge, but also the skill. SUNY Polytechnic Institute offers creative ways for students to build their skills in events as the Student Project Showcase, Mohawk Mini Maker Faire, and Innovation Challenge New York. Although, there are more events from just those. I've just happened to know of these three because I wasn't really too involved, too inclined to know about what events the university was having. I know that many students don't want to get involved with the universities and/or schools in general but they should really know that it is definitely 100% beneficial to get involved, you will stand out in your own way with your peers. Working with peers, faculty, and professors is not only a great way to build teamwork skills but will also help build connections with them. The more people in your connection, the better chance you'll get hired for a job, knowing that you work well with people! There are benefits into getting involved, and I most certainly have gotten involved with the three events I mentioned. I connected with some of my peers, connected with some of my professors, get to meet people and connect with them. I also used some of my skills and knowledge for the events and present them to a lot of faculty members from the school and also the community, and several peers of mine. So, you'll be able to apply your skills and knowledge when it comes to participating/getting involved with any of the events at the university, as well as building more into your skills and knowledge. SUNY Polytechnic Institute is a great university where you can most definitely apply your skills and knowledge, which also encourages you to make and build connections."
  • Reviewed: 4/20/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"The teachers in this program are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They are professionals in their field and are willing to help students gain skills. The schools focus is on technology, but not on the arts. The school is well maintained and there are many clubs offered to students. Overall, the school is a great option."
Kate C
  • Reviewed: 10/20/2015
  • Degree: Business
"If I can save but one soul from going to this excuse of a college, I will not have lived in vain! The advisors here are absolutely horrible and make decisions, that affect your life, with reckless abandon. Mine didn't apply my transfer credits for over a year, he didn't want to meet with me, and he barred me from a required class three times for which I had the pre-reqs. The professors do not care about their students and Nearly everyone on campus acts like they are doing you a favor when they do their job. The nano building was supposed to open fall of 2013 and there was all this promise of integrating nano into the curriculums; I'm on campus and I have no idea what that plan is. Two years later and there is still nothing going on in there. It's vaporware, despite what Cuomo and SUNY PI tout. The school seems proud to be an accredited business school, but that does not reflect in the coursework. Professors and advisors alike actively discourage students from going above-and-beyond and do not have any programs in place for excelling students. It's a poor learning environment. Also, the internet and wifi is spotty at best and the library is almost useless with its lack of needed texts or magazines. For such a small school, they aren't sure what's going on: my financial aid information and my transcripts were "misplaced" twice and my health records had to be sent in three times. Every student I've talked to there HATES it, absolutely hates it, and this is from top-tier students all the way down. Please, for the love of all things holy, go to any other school besides this wretched place."
laura wilmott
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"Flexible and plenty of faculty accessiblility and support. School area is challenging."