State University of New York

The State University of New York (SUNY /ˈsjuːni/) 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,[2] with a total enrollment of 424,051 students, plus 2,195,082 adult education students, spanning 64 campuses across the state. Led by Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, the SUNY system has 91,182 employees, including 32,496 faculty members, and some 7,660 degree and certificate programs overall and a $10.7 billion budget.[3]

SUNY includes many institutions and four university Centers: Albany (1844), Binghamton (1946), Buffalo (1846), and Stony Brook (1957). SUNY's administrative offices are in Albany, the state's capital, with satellite offices in Manhattan and Washington, D.C. SUNY's largest campus is the University at Buffalo,[4][5][6][7] which also has the greatest endowment and research funding.[8][9]

The State University of New York was established in 1948 by Governor 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, who was at the time Chairman of General Electric. 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.

Apart from units of the City University of New York (CUNY), SUNY comprises all other institutions of higher education statewide that are state-supported.

State University of New York
SUNY logo
MottoTo learn, to search, to serve
TypePublic University System
Established1948
ChairmanH. Carl McCall
ChancellorKristina M. Johnson
Vice-ChancellorEileen McLoughlin
Academic staff
32,496[1]
Students424,051[1]
Undergraduates382,488
Postgraduates41,563
Location,
U.S.
Campus64 campuses[1]
ColorsBlue and Gray
         
Websitewww.suny.edu
SUNY brandmark

History

The first colleges were established privately, with some arising from local seminaries. But New York state had a long history of supported higher education prior to the creation of the SUNY system. The oldest college that is part of the SUNY System is SUNY Potsdam, established in 1816 as the St. Lawrence Academy. In 1835, the State Legislature acted to establish stronger programs for public school teacher preparation and designated one academy in each senatorial district to receive money for a special teacher-training department. The St. Lawrence Academy received this distinction and designated the village of Potsdam as the site of a Normal School in 1867.[10]

On May 7, 1844, the State legislature voted to establish New York State Normal School in Albany as the first college for teacher education. In 1865, the privately endowed Cornell University was designated as New York's land grant college, and it began direct financial support of four of Cornell's colleges in 1894. From 1889 to 1903, Cornell operated the New York State College of Forestry, until the Governor vetoed its annual appropriation. The school was moved to Syracuse University in 1911. It is now the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. In 1908, the State legislature began the NY State College of Agriculture at Alfred University.

In 1946-48 a Temporary Commission on the Need for a State University, chaired by Owen D. Young, Chairman of the General Electric Company, studied New York's existing higher education institutions. It was known New York's private institutions of higher education were highly discriminatory and failed to provide for many New Yorkers.[11] Noting this need, the commission recommended the creation of a public state university system. In 1948 legislation was passed establishing SUNY on the foundation of the teacher-training schools established in the 19th century. Most of them had already developed curricula similar to those found at four-year liberal arts schools long before the creation of SUNY, as evidenced by the fact they had become known as "Colleges for Teachers" rather than "Teachers' Colleges."

On October 8, 1953, SUNY took a historic step of banning national fraternities and sororities that discriminated based on race or religion from its 33 campuses.[12] Various fraternities challenged this rule in court. As a result, national organizations felt pressured to open their membership to students of all races and religions. The SUNY resolution which was upheld in court states:

Resolved that no social organization shall be permitted in any state-operated unit of the State University which has any direct or indirect affiliation or connection with any national or other organization outside the particular unit; and be it further

Resolved that no such social organization, in policy or practice, shall operate under any rule which bars students on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or other artificial criteria; and be it further

Resolved that the President be, and hereby is, authorized to take such steps as he may deem appropriate to implement this policy, including the determination of which student organizations are social as distinguished from scholastic or religious, and his decision shall be final.[13]

Despite being one of the last states in the nation to establish a state university, the system was quickly expanded during the chancellorship of Samuel B. Gould and the administration of Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, who took a personal interest in the design and construction of new SUNY facilities across the state.[14][15] Rockefeller championed the acquisition of the private University of Buffalo into the SUNY system, making the public State University of New York at Buffalo.[16]

Organization

SUNY is governed by a State University of New York Board of Trustees, which consists of eighteen 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 Student Assembly of the State University of New York. The last two members are the Presidents of the University Faculty Senate and Faculty Council of Community Colleges, both of whom are non-voting. The Board of Trustees appoints the Chancellor who serves as SUNY Chief Executive Officer.

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. Although tuition is higher for these non-resident students, their tuition is subsidized by New York State taxpayers.

There is a large variety of colleges in the SUNY system with some overlap in specialties between sites. SUNY divides its campuses into four distinct categories: university centers/doctoral-granting institutions, comprehensive colleges, technology colleges, and community colleges. SUNY also includes statutory colleges, state-funded colleges within other institutions such as Cornell University and Alfred University. Students at the statutory colleges have the benefit of state-subsidized tuition while receiving all of the campus life amenities of the host institutions.

SUNY and the City University of New York (CUNY) are different university systems, both funded by 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 components, the New York State Education Department and the New York State University Police.

Presidents and chancellors

Executive Title Term
Alvin C. Eurich President January 1, 1949 – August 31, 1951
Charles Garside Acting President September 1, 1951 – March 31, 1952
William S. Carlson President April 1, 1952 – September, 1958
Thomas H. Hamilton President August 1, 1959 – December 31, 1962
J. Lawrence Murray Acting Chief Administrative Officer January 1, 1963 – August 31, 1964
Samuel B. Gould President
Chancellor
September 1, 1964 – January 11, 1967
January 12, 1967 – August 30, 1970
Ernest L. Boyer Chancellor September 1, 1970 – March 31, 1977
James F. Kelly Acting Chancellor April 1, 1977 – January 24, 1978
Clifton R. Wharton, Jr. Chancellor January 25, 1978 – January 31, 1987
Jerome B. Komisar Acting Chancellor February 1, 1987 – July 31, 1988
D. Bruce Johnstone Chancellor August 1, 1988 – February 28, 1994
Joseph C. Burke Interim Chancellor March 1, 1994 – November 30, 1994
Thomas A. Bartlett Chancellor December 1, 1994 – June 30, 1996
John W. Ryan Interim Chancellor
Chancellor
July 1, 1996 – April 20, 1997
April 21, 1997 – December 31, 1999
Robert L. King Chancellor January 1, 2000 – May 31, 2005
John R. Ryan Acting Chancellor
Chancellor
June 1, 2005 – December 19, 2005
December 20, 2005 – May 31, 2007
John B. Clark Interim Chancellor June 1, 2007 – December, 2008
John J. O’Connor Officer-in-Charge December 22, 2008 – May 31, 2009
Nancy L. Zimpher Chancellor June 1, 2009 – September 4, 2017
Kristina M. Johnson Chancellor September 5, 2017 – Present

Board of Trustees

Trustee Name Notability Board Term
H. Carl McCall (Chairman) Served as New York State Comptroller, 1993-2002; first African American elected to state office in New York; 2002 New York gubernatorial candidate; 3-term New York State Senator; former UN Ambassador; former Citibank Vice President.[17][18] October 22, 2007 – June 30, 2021
Merryl Tisch (Vice Chairman) Served as Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, 2009 to 2016. June 21, 2017 – June 30, 2020
Joseph Warren Belluck Served as counsel to New York State Attorney General in litigation against tobacco industry; former Director of Attorney Services for Trial Lawyers Care; former consumer lobbyist for Public Citizen; partner at Belluck & Fox, LLP.[19] July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2017
Courtney Eagles Burke Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Albany Medical Center. Previously served as New York State's Deputy Secretary for Health for Governor Andrew M. Cuomo from 2013-2015.
Michael Braun President of the SUNY Student Assembly, 2018-19. June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2018
Eric Corngold New York State Executive Deputy Attorney General for Economic Justice, 2007-2009; former Assistant United States Attorney, Eastern District of New York; partner at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP.[20] June 20, 2014 – June 30, 2021
Robert Duffy President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he served as New York lieutenant governor in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's administration from January 2011 to December 2014.
Angelo Fatta Founder and CEO of consumer products testing laboratory ANSECO Group; co-founder of ACTS Testing Labs; Chair of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Trustees, 2004-2008.[21] July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2018
Gwen Kay Professor of History at SUNY Oswego and President of the SUNY Faculty Senate July 2017 -
Eunice A. Lewin Founder member of Roswell Park Alliance; Commissioner of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority; recipient of Marcus Garvey Community Service Award, 2004; member of the National Women's Hall of Fame.[22][23] February 2, 2010 –
Marshall Lichtman Board Certified hematologist (M.D.); Professor at University of Rochester Medical Center; Dean of University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1990–95; National Cancer Institute-sponsored researcher; editor-in-chief, Blood Cells, Molecules and Diseases.[24][25] June 21, 2012 – June 30, 2018
Stanley Litow Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs at IBM and President of IBM's Foundation. Previous public and non-profit leadership includes service as Deputy Chancellor of the New York City Public Schools, and founder and CEO of Interface, a nonprofit think tank. July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2022.
Richard Socarides Writer for The New Yorker and TV commentator; former White House Special Assistant and Senior Advisor during the Presidency of Bill Clinton; founding President of Equality Matters; Head of Public Affairs for Gerson Lehrman Group.[26][27] July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015; reappointed through June 30, 2022
Carl Spielvogel U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia, 2000-2001; member of the Council on Foreign Relations; former reporter and columnist for The New York Times; chairman and CEO of the Penske Automotive Group, 1994–97; trustee for Metropolitan Museum of Art.[28][29] July 15, 2008-
Edward Spiro Partner at Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello P.C. Mr. Spiro is also a member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the Appellate Division, First Department and a member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association. June 22, 2016 - June 30, 2020.
Cary Staller President of commercial real estate firm Staller Associates, Inc., secretary and trustee of the Stony Brook Foundation at Stony Brook University, and member of the Board of Directors of the Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook.[30] Previously he was mayor of the Village of Old Field, 1999-2008. June 3, 2009 – June 30, 2015; reappointed through June 30, 2022
Nina Tamrowski President of the SUNY Faculty Council of Community Colleges. She is also a professor of Political Science at SUNY Onondaga Community College.

Student representation

SUNY Purchase College
Student Services at SUNY Purchase College

The SUNY Board of Trustees has a voting student member on the board. The student trustee serves a dual role as the President of the Student Assembly of the State University of New York (SUNYSA). SUNYSA is the recognized student government of the SUNY system.

In the 1970s, students pressed for voting representation on the governing board of SUNY colleges. In 1971, the State Legislature added five student voting members to Cornell's Board of Trustees. However, at that time, all members of a board must be over the age of 21 for a corporation to hold a liquor license, so to allow Cornell to retain its license, the legislature had to go back to amend NYS Alcoholic Beverage Control Law § 126(4) to require half the board must be 21.

In 1975, the legislature added a non-voting student seat to the boards of all SUNY units. Two Attorney General of the State of New York opinion letters[31] reduced the parliamentary rights of the student members to participate at meetings and indicated they were not in fact Public Officers, and arguably subject to personal liability from lawsuits. In 1977, another statutory amendment made student members of SUNY councils and boards subject to the NYS Public Officers Law or NYS General Municipal Law and granted student representatives parliamentary powers of moving or seconding motions and of placing items on the agendas of the bodies. Finally, the legislature gave full voting rights to the student members in 1979, resulting in the students of all SUNY units having voting representatives, except for the NYS College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Finally, in 1986, the legislature gave the student representative of that college voting rights as well.[32]

Campuses

SUNYAlbany
University at Albany
Binghamton University Aerial Photo
Binghamton University.
Abbot Hall UB
University at Buffalo
SUNY SB MaibAlley
Stony Brook University
SUNYOswegoFromGlimmerglass
SUNY Oswego campus as viewed from Glimmerglass Lagoon

University centers and doctoral degree granting institutions

University centers

Doctoral degree granting institutions

Comprehensive Colleges

Technology colleges

Community colleges

Statistics

Costs

For the 2017-2018 academic year, tuition costs at SUNY schools for an undergraduate degree are less than two-thirds the cost of most public colleges in the United States. For example, tuition at the University at Buffalo for an undergraduate degree is $9,828 per semester or $27,068 per year for non-resident students.[98] Undergraduate tuition for non-resident students at the University of Maryland is $35,216 per year.[99] Non-resident tuition and fees at University of Oregon are $32,535 per year.[100]

New York State also offers free tuition for all public college and universities for families who have an income of lower than $125,000 and are residents of the state. Other requirements to qualify for free SUNY education include full-time enrollment and staying in the state for a number of years after graduating.[101][102]

Size, financing, rankings

New York's largest public university is the State University of New York at Buffalo, which was founded by U.S President and Vice President Millard Fillmore. Buffalo has an enrollment total of approximately 30,000 students and receives the most applications out of all the SUNY's.[103][104][105]

Campus Acreage Founded Enrollment Endowment Operations Athletics Nickname Athletics
Albany 586 1844 17,600 US$65.3 million 548.3 million Great Danes NCAA Div I America East
Binghamton 930 1946 16,695 US$116 million 456.2 million Bearcats NCAA Div I America East
Buffalo 1,346 1846 30,183 US$624.8 million 3.53 billion Bulls NCAA Div I
Mid-American
Stony Brook 1,364 1957 24,594 US$233.9 million 2.09 billion Seawolves NCAA Div I America East

Selectivity and admission

School Selectivity rating[106] Percent students admitted[107] Middle 50% SAT Students in top 10% of class Middle 90% GPA
Albany 78 56%[108] 1110–1260 15% 88-94
Binghamton 93 44%[109] 1200–1380 50% 92-95
Buffalo 85 51%[110] 1120–1290 34% 90-96
Stony Brook 89 41%[111] 1130–1270 Not reported 87-93

Research funding

School NSF Funding Rank Funding Dollars (USD)[8]
Albany 134 137,759,000
Binghamton 161 76,005,000
Buffalo 56 387,863,000
Brockport 577 1,321,000
Buffalo State 515 2,106,000
Cobleskill 625 908,000
Cortland 629 819,000
Downstate 211 39,354,000
ESF 259 21,239,000
Farmingdale 441 3,213,000
Geneseo 592 1,201,000
Optometry 428 3,637,000
Oswego 632 725,000
Purchase 567 1,433,000
Stony Brook 97 225,712,000
Upstate 222 34,286,000

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

The SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence is an annual award given out by the SUNY system to distinguished student leaders across the State of New York. Established in 1997, the system considers the Chancellor's Award to be "the highest honor bestowed upon the student body."[112]

Athletics

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

NCAA and NJCAA

Division I

  • The four university centers 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). The four Cornell statutory colleges compete as part of the university as a member of the Ivy League, an FCS conference that chooses not to participate in the FCS postseason tournament.
  • A small number of community colleges compete at the NJCAA Div. 1 level.

Divisions II and III

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

Other associations

  • SUNY Delhi is a member of the NAIA.
  • SUNY Canton and SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry are members of the USCAA.[113][114]

Rivalries

The most prominent SUNY rivalry is between the Albany Great Danes and Binghamton Bearcats. The two belong to the America East 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. Both schools also have less intense rivalries with a fellow America East member, the Stony Brook Seawolves. In football, a sport not sponsored by the America East, Albany and Stony Brook have a rivalry in the Colonial Athletic Association.

SUNY Buffalo tends to have a rivalry in basketball with two private colleges in the same geographical area. Canisius College and Buffalo's South Campus are 2.5 miles apart on Main St. in Buffalo. Their other rival is Niagara University in Lewiston, NY.

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

SUNY Cobleskill and SUNY Delhi rivalry focuses on basketball, cross country, and previously track, although Cobleskill track and field started competing at the NCAA Division III level in spring 2009. 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 4, 2004.

SUNY Oneonta has developed a rivalry in almost every sport with SUNY Cortland. They share the red dragon as a team nickname, and their matchups are known as the "Battle of the Red Dragons".

There is an unusual sports rivalry between SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Finger Lakes Community College, with both campuses sponsoring nationally ranked teams in woodsman competitions.

See also

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Bill Pullman

William James Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American film, stage, and television actor. After graduating with a Master of Fine Arts degree in theater, Pullman worked as an adjunct professor at Montana State University before deciding to pursue acting. He made his film debut in the 1986 film Ruthless People, and has since gone on to star in other films, such as Spaceballs (1987), The Accidental Tourist (1988), Sleepless In Seattle (1993), While You Were Sleeping (1995), Casper (1995), Independence Day (1996), Lost Highway (1997) and Lake Placid (1999). He has also appeared regularly on television, usually in TV films, though starting in the 2000s he has also starred in miniseries and regular series, including starring roles in 1600 Penn (2012–13) and The Sinner (2017–present).

Pullman has also had a long stage acting career, and has appeared on Broadway several times, including in Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? in 2002.

Binghamton University

The State University of New York at Binghamton, commonly referred to as Binghamton University and SUNY Binghamton, is a public research university with campuses in Binghamton, Vestal, and Johnson City, New York, United States. It is one of the four university centers in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. As of Fall 2018, 17,768 undergraduate and graduate students attend the university. The Vestal campus is listed as a census-designated place, with a residential population of 6,177 as of the 2010 Census.Since its establishment in 1946, the school has evolved from a small liberal arts college to a large research university that is consistently ranked among the best public universities in the United States. Binghamton University is considered to be one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly-funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. The university is designated as an R1 Doctoral University with very high research activity according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.Binghamton's athletic teams are known as the Bearcats, and compete in Division I (NCAA) of the NCAA. The Bearcats are members of the America East Conference.

Morrisville State College

SUNY Morrisville (formerly Morrisville State College) is a public college with two locations in New York, one in Morrisville and one in Norwich. It is part of the State University of New York System. It offers 23 bachelor's degrees, 52 associate degrees, and three certificate programs, and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The college is considered an Agriculture and Technology school. Programs of study include agriculture, animal science, equine, dairy, livestock, agriculture business, automotive, business, computing and information, design and engineering, brewing science, horticulture, environmental resources, aquatic science and aquaculture, renewable energy, equine, health and human performance, hospitality, and technology and society.

Recently the college announced the creation of a cannabis industry minor.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

The State University of New York Polytechnic Institute, commonly referred to as SUNY Polytechnic Institute or SUNY Poly, is a public research university with campuses in the town of Marcy in the Utica-Rome metropolitan area and Albany, New York. Founded in 1966 using classrooms at a primary school, SUNY Poly is New York's public polytechnic college. The Marcy campus, formerly the SUNY Institute of Technology, has a Utica, New York mailing address and was established in 1987. The Albany campus was formerly a component of the University at Albany, established in January 2003.

SUNY Poly is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The university offers over 25 bachelor's degrees, 15 master's degrees, and three doctoral degrees within six different colleges. SUNY Poly students come from across the state of New York, throughout the United States, and more than twenty other nations. More than 25,000 alumni enjoy successful careers in a wide range of fields.In July 2018, Dr. Grace Wang was appointed Interim President of SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

State University of New York College at Cortland

The State University of New York College at Cortland, also known as SUNY Cortland or Cortland State College, is a coeducational college in Cortland, New York, United States. In each of the four years to 2010, SUNY Cortland was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and ranked by Kiplinger's among its 100 Best Values Among Public Colleges and Universities.

State University of New York Maritime College

State University of New York Maritime College (SUNY Maritime College) is a maritime college located in the Bronx, New York, United States in historic Fort Schuyler on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. Founded in 1874, the SUNY Maritime College was the first college of its kind (federally approved, offering commercial nautical instruction) to be founded in the United States and is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States.

State University of New York at Fredonia

The State University of New York at Fredonia (also known as SUNY Fredonia and Fredonia State College) is a liberal arts college in Fredonia, New York. It is a constituent college of the State University of New York. Founded in 1826, it is the 66th oldest institute of higher education in the United States, 7th oldest college in New York, and 2nd oldest public school in New York (SUNY) after Potsdam (1816).Fredonia was one of the state teachers' colleges traditionally specializing in music education, but now offers a large number of programs in many areas, including a growing graduate division. The most popular areas of study include science, communication, music, education, and the social sciences. There are 82 majors and 41 minors.

The Fredonia campus, located in Chautauqua County (southwest of Buffalo) was designed by prominent architects I.M. Pei and Henry N. Cobb in 1968.

State University of New York at Geneseo

The State University of New York College at Geneseo, also known as SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo State College or, colloquially, "Geneseo", is a college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system in Geneseo, Livingston County, New York, United States. The college was founded in 1871 as the Wadsworth Normal and Training School before it became a state liberal arts college in 1948.

State University of New York at New Paltz

The State University of New York at New Paltz, known as SUNY New Paltz or New Paltz for short, is a public college in New Paltz, in the U.S. state of New York. It traces its origins to the New Paltz Classical School, a secondary institution founded in 1828 and reorganized as an academy in 1833.

State University of New York at Old Westbury

The State University of New York College at Old Westbury is a public college that is part of the State University of New York system. The college is in Old Westbury, New York, with portions in the neighboring town of Jericho, New York. With 5,087 students, SUNY College at Old Westbury serves as the only public liberal arts college on Long Island.

State University of New York at Oneonta

The State University of New York College at Oneonta (more commonly known as SUNY Oneonta, and also called Oneonta State and O-State) is a four-year liberal arts college in Oneonta, New York, United States, with 6,543 students. The college offers a wide variety of bachelor's degree programs and a number of graduate degrees. Many academic programs at SUNY Oneonta hold national accreditations, including programs in Nutrition and Dietetics, Business Economics, Education, Music Industry, Human Ecology and Theatre. SUNY Oneonta is ranked No. 14 on the 2019 U.S. News and World Report list of ""Top Public Schools" and was named to the Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine list of "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" in 2017. In 2011, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching conferred upon SUNY Oneonta its Community Engagement Classification "in recognition of the college's civic partnerships and successful efforts to integrate service activities into its curriculum."

State University of New York at Oswego

State University of New York at Oswego, also known as SUNY Oswego and Oswego State, is a public college in the City of Oswego and Town of Oswego, in the U.S. state of New York, on the shore of Lake Ontario. It has two campuses: historic lakeside campus in Oswego and Metro Center in Syracuse, New York.SUNY Oswego was founded in 1861 as the Oswego Primary Teachers Training School by Edward Austin Sheldon, who introduced a revolutionary teaching methodology Oswego Movement in American education. In 1942 the New York Legislature elevated it from a normal school to a degree-granting teachers' college, Oswego State Teachers College, which was a founding and charter member of the State University of New York system in 1948. In 1962 the college broadened its scope to become a liberal arts college.

SUNY Oswego currently has over 80,000 living alumni. Oswego State offers more than 100 academic programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and certificates of advanced study. It consists of four colleges and schools: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Communications, Media and the Arts. In 2011, SUNY Oswego marked its 150th anniversary with a sesquicentennial celebration campaign to honor its rich tradition and heritage. SUNY Oswego is the only SUNY campus to offer a degree in Software Engineering.

State University of New York at Plattsburgh

The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, also known as SUNY Plattsburgh or Plattsburgh State College is a four-year, public liberal arts college in Plattsburgh, New York, United States. The college was founded in 1889 and opened in 1890. The college is part of the State University of New York system and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The school is also a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. SUNY Plattsburgh has 5,704 students, of whom 5,297 are undergraduates.

State University of New York at Potsdam

Not to be confused with the German University of Potsdam in Berlin-Brandenburg

The State University of New York at Potsdam, also known as SUNY Potsdam, or, colloquially, Potsdam, is a public college in the village of Potsdam in St. Lawrence County, in the U.S. state of New York. Founded in 1816, it is among the oldest colleges in the United States. It is composed of the College of Arts & Sciences,the School of Business, the School of Education and Professional Studies, and the Crane School of Music.

State University of New York at Purchase

State University of New York at Purchase (commonly Purchase College) is a public college in Harrison, New York, in the hamlet of Purchase. It is one of 13 comprehensive colleges in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Founded by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1967 as "the cultural gem of the SUNY system", Purchase College offers "a unique education that combines programs in the liberal arts with conservatory programs in the arts in ways that emphasize inquiry, mastery of skills, and creativity." Purchase College was ranked 9 in U.S. News & World Report's 2016 listing of top public liberal arts colleges. The college was listed as one of Kiplinger's 100 Best Public College Values in 2017. It was also listed in that publication's 2014 list of Best Values in Small Colleges. The Princeton Review included Purchase College in its 2018 edition of The Best 382 Colleges.Purchase College confers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Music (MM), Music Artist Diploma and Music Performers Certificate. As a requirement for the BA and BS degree, students undertake a senior project in which they devote two semesters to an in-depth, original, and creative study under the close supervision of a faculty mentor. Similarly, the BFA and MusB studies culminate in a senior exhibition, film, or recital. Master's degree programs culminate in a thesis and the MFA and MM culminate in an exhibition, recital, or related presentation.

Stony Brook University

The State University of New York at Stony Brook, commonly referred to as Stony Brook University (SBU) and also known as SUNY Stony Brook, is a public sea-grant and space-grant research university in Stony Brook, New York. It is one of four university centers of the State University of New York system.

The institution was founded 62 years ago in 1957 in Oyster Bay as State University College on Long Island, and moved to Stony Brook in 1962. The university has expanded to include approximately 220 major buildings with a combined area of more than 12.2 million gross square feet across 1,454 acres (5.9 km2) of land. In 2001, Stony Brook was elected to the Association of American Universities. It is also a member of the larger Universities Research Association.The university's health science and medical component, collectively referred to as Stony Brook Medicine, includes the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nursing, Health Technology and Management, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Social Welfare, as well as the Hospital, major centers and institutes, programs, clinics and community-based healthcare settings, and the Long Island State Veterans Home. Stony Brook University, part of the management team of Brookhaven National Laboratory – a national laboratory of the United States Department of Energy – acquired land for a Research & Development Park adjacent to its main campus in 2004, and has four business incubators across the region. The university's impact on the Long Island economy amounts to $7.38 billion in increased output, and research expenditures have surpassed the $230 million mark annually.Stony Brook is the largest single-site employer on Long Island; 26,236 students are enrolled at the university, which has over 15,000 employees and over 2,700 faculty.Stony Brook's intercollegiate athletic teams are the Seawolves. Since 1994, they have competed in Division I of the NCAA, and are members of the America East Conference and the Colonial Athletic Association.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York

The College at Brockport, State University of New York (also known as SUNY Brockport, Brockport State, College at Brockport, or the State University of New York at Brockport) is a four-year liberal arts college in Brockport, Monroe County, New York, United States, near Rochester. A constituent college of the State University of New York, it has been ranked by U.S. News in the first tier of Master's-granting colleges in the Northeast region, and by Kiplinger's among the top 100 "Best Value" public colleges and universities in the United States as well as the worst university in NY for parking and commuter student accommodation. Among its faculty are several Fulbright scholars, three Distinguished Professors, and a winner of the 2007 Flannery O'Connor award for fiction.

Over the past decade, The College at Brockport has become one of the most selective of the SUNY comprehensive colleges, with an acceptance rate of 41.9% as of 2007. Average SAT scores have risen from 1,029 ('97) to 1,115 ('06), and high-school averages have increased from 84.4 ('97) to 90.5 ('06). The College offers 42 undergraduate majors, 29 graduate programs and 18 areas of teacher certification, combined bachelor's/master's programs, and has program accreditation in 12 areas. It offers one of the nation's largest Study Abroad programs, a variety of internships with major corporations, 23 NCAA intercollegiate athletic teams, arts and cultural events, and more than 60 clubs and organizations. Ninety percent of freshmen live in residence halls. The 464-acre (1.88 km2) campus includes recent multimillion-dollar renovations to Smith-Lennon Science Center, Hartwell Hall, Seymour College Union and Harrison Dining Hall, a newly opened 208-bed townhome facility, and a $44-million Special Events Recreation Center opened in 2012.

Heidi Macpherson began her tenure as The College at Brockport's 7th president on July 16, 2015. Macpherson is the first female president in the College's history. The Brockport campus played host to the International Special Olympics on August 8–13, 1979.

University at Albany, SUNY

The State University of New York at Albany, commonly referred to as University at Albany, SUNY Albany or UAlbany, is a public research university with campuses in the New York cities of Albany and Rensselaer and the Town of Guilderland, United States. Founded in 1844, it carries out undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service. It is a part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system.The university has three campuses: the Uptown Campus in Albany and Guilderland, the Downtown Campus in Albany, and the Health Sciences Campus in the City of Rensselaer, just across the Hudson River. The university enrolls 17,944 students in nine schools and colleges, which offer 50 undergraduate majors and 125 graduate degree programs. The university's academic choices include new and emerging fields in public policy, homeland security, globalization, documentary studies, biotechnology, bio-instrumentation, and informatics.

Through the UAlbany and SUNY-wide exchange programs, students have more than 600 study-abroad programs to choose from, as well as government and business internship opportunities in New York's capital and surrounding region. The Honors College, which opened in fall 2006, offers opportunities for well-prepared students to work closely with faculty. The UAlbany faculty had $103.0 million in research expenditures in 2016-17. for work advancing discovery in a wide range of fields. The research enterprise is in four areas: social science, public policy, life sciences and atmospheric sciences.

SUNY Albany offers many cultural benefits, such as a contemporary art museum and the New York State Writers Institute. UAlbany plays a major role in the economic development of the Capital District and New York State. An economic impact study in 2004 estimated UAlbany's economic impact to be $1.1 billion annually in New York State — $1 billion of that in the Capital Region

University at Buffalo

The State University of New York at Buffalo is a public research university with campuses in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, United States. It is commonly referred to as the University at Buffalo (UB) or SUNY Buffalo and was formerly known as the University of Buffalo. It is the de facto flagship campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, with the largest enrollment, largest endowment and research funding as a comprehensive university center in the SUNY system. The university was founded in 1846 as a private medical college, but in 1962 merged with the SUNY system.

As of Fall 2018, the university enrolls 31,508 students in 13 colleges, making it the largest public university in New York. In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences, the university houses the largest state-operated medical school, dental school, education school, business school, engineering school, pharmacy school, and also features the only state law school, architecture and urban planning school in the state of New York. The university offers over 100 bachelor's, 205 master's, 84 doctoral, and 10 professional areas of study.

According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University at Buffalo is a Doctoral University with the Highest Research Activity (R1). In 1989, UB was elected to the Association of American Universities. UB's alumni and faculty have included a prime minister, astronauts, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, three billionaires, Academy Award winners, Emmy Award winners, Fulbright Scholars, and Rhodes Scholars. U.S. President Millard Fillmore was one of the school's principal founders and served as the school's first chancellor.

In the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2017 inaugural ranking, UB was ranked as the No. 1 public university in New York and No. 28 in the United States. Buffalo has consistently placed in the top cluster of U.S. public research universities and among the overall top 30 research universities according to the Center for Measuring University Performance and was ranked as the 38th best value for in-state students and the 27th best value for out-of-state students in the 2012 Kiplinger rankings of best value of national universities. U.S. News and World Report's 2019 edition of America's Best Colleges ranked UB 89th on their list of best national universities and 38th among public universities.

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