Why Does SUNY Matter?

SUNY is not just a network of colleges and universities; we are a local and global force. Standing 64 institutions and nearly half a million students strong, our impact is boundless. We are educational and economic game changers, providing an outstanding, affordable education to students from New York State and beyond.

We are known for our willingness to throw open doors, embrace new thinking, and commit ourselves to brighter ideals. SUNY’s faculty and alumni are local and global influencers—Nobel Laureates, members of the National Academy of Sciences, and Pulitzer Prize winners. And our students are recognized for rolling up their sleeves and putting their hard-won knowledge to work in the communities we serve.

Every type of student, in every stage of life, with every kind of passion can find a place at SUNY. We offer a universe of knowledge, encompassing every field of human inquiry in disciplines ranging from music to mechanics, with perspectives from the molecular to the macroeconomic. Whether it’s a forestry program upstate in the Adirondacks, a nanotech center in the capital region, a fashion institute in Manhattan, or a marine studies center on the shores of Long Island, SUNY’s influence is unsurpassed.

We educate students for tomorrow’s realities. We are innovators. We are entrepreneurs. We are leaders. Join us.

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