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Living in New York

Living in New York

Across New York State, you will find great places to live and learn! SUNY colleges and universities are spread across New York State, among beautiful mountains, world-class beaches, quaint rural villages and America's most vibrant and well-known cities. Each region of New York State offers unparalleled attractions, drawing nearly 420,000 students to SUNY universities, colleges, and two-year schools. Here is a taste of New York!

Southern New York State enables students to study near hundreds of museums, restaurants, cafes, clubs and theatres in Manhattan - the heart of New York City. Shop on Fifth Avenue, explore diverse ethnic neighborhoods, spend an afternoon at the world-renowned Metropolitan Museum of Art and attend a concert at Carnegie Hall. Students studying on Long Island are close to picturesque beaches and within commuting distance to New York City.

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Just north of New York City, in the Catskill and Hudson Valley regions, visit the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site. Ski Hunter Mountain in the winter or take a chairlift ride and enjoy the view during the warmer months. The Delaware River, in the Catskills, is an affordable and fun vacation spot with tubing, rafting, canoeing and camping.

Beautiful bike routes are abundant along the Erie Canal Heritage Trail in Central New York. Students frequently visit the Finger Lakes region, which is home to cozy inns, spectacular gorges and waterfalls, as well as Taughannock Falls State Park - the highest waterfall drop east of the Rockies. Nestled between these beautiful landscapes is Watkins Glen Raceway.

Further west toward Buffalo is Niagara Falls - the nation's first state park. Niagara Falls attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the world each year. The Falls are easily viewed by foot, boat or helicopter and nightlife and outlet shopping make this region a perfect daytrip or vacation destination.

Headed east and north are the Adirondack Mountains, with soaring peaks and crystal-clear lakes, where recreational opportunities abound. Select from magnificent campgrounds, quiet inns and deluxe hotels and golf at a mountaintop golf course, sail on a deserted lake, hike the beginner and advanced trails, and relax on a sandy beach or sunny dock.

Just south of the Adirondacks, sample the sophisticated nightlife of Saratoga Springs and visit the town's prestigious race track. Attend an outdoor concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center and be pampered at one of the city's top-notch spas.

About twenty minutes away, is Albany, New York - the capital of the Empire State. While in the Capital Region, visit the New York State Museum, see a show at the stately Palace Theatre and explore Lark Street's energetic night-time scene.

You will be near many of New York's world-famous attractions regardless of which SUNY college or university you select. Come see for yourself and discover the advantages of living and studying in New York. View our campus map and visit

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