Utica College

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Utica College
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Former names
Utica College of Syracuse University
Established1946; 75 years ago (1946)
Endowment$26.3 million (2020)[1]
PresidentLaura Casamento
ProvostTodd Pfannestiel
Location, ,
United States

43°05′41″N 75°16′18″W / 43.094778°N 75.271754°W / 43.094778; -75.271754Coordinates: 43°05′41″N 75°16′18″W / 43.094778°N 75.271754°W / 43.094778; -75.271754
ColorsNavy and Orange    
MascotTRAX (the moose)

Utica College (UC) is a private university in Utica, New York. The history of the college dates back to the 1930s when Syracuse University began offering extension courses in the Utica area. Syracuse University established Utica College as a four-year institution in 1946; in 1995, UC became a financially and legally independent institution. Utica College began offering its own graduate degrees in 1999 and its own undergraduate degrees in 2011.[2]

There are nearly 20,000 Utica College alumni.[3] In 2016, the college enrolled 3,084 undergraduate students and 1,379 graduate students.


Utica College was originally located in downtown Utica in what is now called Oneida Square. In 1961 the school moved to its current 128-acre (0.5 km2) campus, located in the western area of the city. Close to its borders are the towns of Whitesboro, and New Hartford. The campus can be accessed from Burrstone Road and Champlin Avenue.

Edith Langley Barrett Art Gallery[edit]

Located on the Concourse level of the Frank E. Gannett Memorial Library, the Edith Langley Barrett Art Gallery features two to four exhibitions per year of individual artists, regional arts groups, collections, and NYS art and history subjects. The gallery offers students the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day operations of a gallery. Seminars with visiting artists and gallery talks are a few of the activities that the museum offers the student body.[4]


Utica College offers 40 undergraduate majors, 29 undergraduate minors, and 21 graduate programs. The accelerated nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.[5] The chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society. Utica College also offers programs in teacher education which lead to certification.

Utica College was the first institution in the world to offer a master's degree in Economic Crime Management.[6][failed verification]

The college has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security, designated a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center and designated an Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) by the EC-Council.[7]


Utica College offers 25 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports. Teams are known as the Pioneers and compete in the Empire 8 along with Elmira College, Alfred University, Hartwick College, Nazareth College, Stevens Institute of Technology, and Saint John Fisher College. The men's and women's hockey teams compete in the United Collegiate Hockey Conference athletic conference. The women's water polo team competes in the Collegiate Water Polo Association's Northern Division.

The student body's overall interest in athletics was significantly bolstered by the addition of football and ice hockey teams in 2001. The football, field hockey, soccer and lacrosse teams play in Charles A. Gaetano Stadium. The 1,200 seat venue was completed in 2001 and has a modern field turf playing surface. The ice hockey teams compete at the Adirondack Bank Center. The Aud, as it is commonly called, was built in 1959 and provides seating for 3,850 fans. The men's hockey team led the nation in Division III home attendance in the 2006–o7 and 2007–08 seasons. The basketball teams play on campus at the Harold Thomas Clark Jr. Athletic Center, which also has a pool and racquetball courts.

In November 2007, the Utica College football team set an NCAA football record, the highest combined score (142 points) by two teams, in their 72–70 loss to Hartwick in four overtimes. In this game, Utica also set the NCAA record for most points scored (70) by the losing team.[8]

UC has a women's basketball team which in 2008 won the Empire 8 championship. In 2009, they tied with Ithaca as the regular season Empire 8 champions. In 2010, they regained their Empire 8 championship title.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2020. U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20 (Report). National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  2. ^ "Independence - Utica College". Retrieved September 4, 2010.
  3. ^ Utica College Fact Book 2008
  4. ^ http://www.utica.edu/gallery.cfm
  5. ^ "Accredited Nursing School in New York | Utica College". Syracuse ABSN. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "Master's Degree". Retrieved November 7, 2008.
  7. ^ "Utica College Affiliations". Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  8. ^ "Division III Records" (PDF).
  9. ^ "Empire 8 Champions" (PDF). Retrieved December 13, 2010.

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