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State University of New York Upstate Medical University

  • Syracuse, NY
  • Public
  • Urban
  • 71%29%
    student ratio
  • 296
    total students
  • $5,870 | $15,320
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • 34%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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SUNY Upstate Medical University -- A Top Academic Medical Center

Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. is part of the State University of New York system, the largest university system in the world. With a little over 1,500 students and almost 500 full-time faculty members, SUNY Upstate offers a very low student-faculty member ratio, modern facilities and an affordable education.

SUNY Upstate Medical University offers undergraduate programs through its College of Nursing and College of Health Professions. These programs are tailored to meet the demands of the growing medical workforce, as evidenced by Upstate's virtual 100% job placement for graduates.

The College of Health Professions

The College of Health Professions offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Professional Studies (B.P.S.) degree programs in the most in-demand health professions, including cardiovascular perfusion, medical technology, medical biotechnology, radiation therapy, respiratory therapy, and medical imaging sciences.

Undergraduates complete their first 2 years of college elsewhere and then come to SUNY Upstate for the 3rd and 4th years of their bachelor's degree programs.

The B.S. in Cardiovascular Perfusion

SUNY Upstate Medical University offers a B.S. in Cardiovascular Perfusion. Students enter the program after completing associate's degrees or 60 semester hours of college credits in anatomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, English, psychology, and liberal arts.

Cardiovascular perfusion students at SUNY Upstate are trained on the world's first fully interactive simulator to use artificial blood oxygenators and specialized blood pumps to replace the function of the patient's lungs and heart during cardiac surgery. Given the high-risk clinical environment, students complete 30 to 40 simulated cases before performing 150 clinical cases at SUNY Upstate's affiliated hospitals.

The B.S. and B.P.S. in Medical Imaging Sciences

SUNY Upstate Medical University offers B.S. and B.P.S. in Medical Imaging Sciences degree programs. Ultrasound students enter directly into the B.S. program. Radiography students enter into one of 3 tracks: X-Ray, MRI, and CT.

SUNY Upstate's B.P.S. program is designed for students with associate's degrees who are registered or eligible to be registered with the ARRT. They may specialize in MRI, CT, or sonography.

The B.S. in Medical Technology and Medical Biotechnology

The B.S. in Medical Technology and Medical Biotechnology degree program prepares students to perform and supervise testing for intense laboratory work, product development, marketing and sales. Prior to entering the program, students must complete 60 semester hours of biology, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, general and organic chemistry, mathematics, social sciences, psychology, English, and liberal arts.

The program takes 5 semesters to complete, although students may choose to extend their curriculum or take advantage of one of the many internships and clinical rotations in the Syracuse area.

The B.S. and B.P.S. in Radiation Therapy

Students in the B.S. and B.P.S. in Radiation Therapy degree programs at SUNY Upstate enter the program after finishing associate's degrees or 60 semester-credits of college coursework in science, mathematics, and liberal arts. Students learn techniques and apply them through 44 weeks of clinical training in radiation oncology centers throughout upstate New York.

The B.S. in Respiratory Therapy

Students seeking to work as respiratory therapists with patients suffering from asthma, heart failure, chest trauma, bronchitis, and other disease master mechanical ventilation, lung expansion therapy, airway management, bronchial hygiene, and other advanced techniques at SUNY Upstate. Graduates of this nationally accredited program receive superior scores on the National Board for Respiratory Care examination, the exam which meets the licensing requirement in all states.

Like the College of Health Professions' other undergraduate programs, students enter the program in their 3rd year of college or following the completion of their associate's degree. In addition, students must have passed CPR for Professional Rescuer or BLS for Health Care Providers courses.

The College of Nursing

The College of Nursing offers a B.S. in Nursing degree program for high school graduates, nursing students at community colleges or hospital programs, and Registered Nurses (RN). Students apply to the 2 + 2 B.S. program after they apply or are accepted into associate's programs. They transfer to SUNY Upstate Medical University after passing their RN examinations.

Registered nurses may also take advantage of SUNY Upstate's full and part-time flexible RN-to-B.S. program.

Student Life in Syracuse

SUNY Upstate Medical University is located in Syracuse, New York, a medium-sized, affordable college town with abundant restaurants, shops, theaters, libraries, and sports. SUNY Upstate is home to dozens of student clubs and intramural sports teams.

Students venturing outside the city can visit the lakes, mountains, parks, ski slopes, golf courses, and beaches surrounding Syracuse.

Location & Contact

766 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210-2334

Mrs.Donna Vavonese

Associate Director of Admissions

Phone: 315-464-4570
Fax: 315-464-8867

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Radiologic Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nursing Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Perfusion Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radiologic Technology/Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Care Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


34% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied477
    • Accepted163
    • Acceptance Rate34%
    • Enrolled296
    • Female Applicants313
    • Females Accepted115
    • Female Acceptance Rate36%
    • Male Applicants164
    • Males Accepted48
    • Male Acceptance Rate29%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Transcript of high school record
      Cardiovascular Perfusion applicants must shadow a perfusion procedure or attend an on-campus presentation
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$5,870
    • Out-of-state tuition *$15,320
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$730.00
    • Room and board *$10,500.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students296
    • Male Student Percentage29%
    • Female Student Percentage71%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.07%
    • Black or African American4.05%
    • White or Caucasian73.65%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.34%
    • Asian2.7%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.34%
    • Two or more races4.39%
    • Unknown6.42%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout3.04% representing 0 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students7.4% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 50%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Upstate Student Government, Campus Activities Governing Board, Emergency Medicine Interest Group, Family Medicine Student Organization, Student National Medical Association
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty54
    • Full-time Percentage87%
    • Part-time Percentage13%
    • Female Percentage69%
    • Male Percentage31%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported




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