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10 Reasons Students Choose Herkimer College

You may hear it said frequently that, “Herkimer College offers the premier two-year SUNY experience.” That’s because we do. Below are just a few reasons students from across the state, nation, and the world choose Herkimer College:

1. Academic Success Rates

We rank in the top 100 community colleges in the U.S. for student success based on our impressive graduation and transfer rates. We offer an exceptional education and many services to help students achieve their goals.

2. Size

With more than 600 students living on campus, we’re one of the largest residential community colleges, so students get a full college experience. However, our enrollment of just over 2500 ensures you learn in small classes. Faculty are friendly, experienced and know students by name.  

3. Program Options

We offer more than 41 Associate’s Degree and certificate programs so students have a wide variety of options through which they can pursue their interests and aspirations. Many of these programs can even be completed online.

4. Transfer Opportunities

Students are guaranteed transfer to all SUNY schools and we have transfer agreements with many other public and private colleges and universities.

5. Athletics

We have a nationally ranked championship athletics program with outstanding coaches and facilities. Herkimer College is a great choice for athletes.

6. Price

Herkimer College tuition is affordably priced, a benefit you’ll appreciate greatly as you begin your career. 

7. Financial Aid

Designated by SUNY as a ‘full opportunity college,' Herkimer College's mission is to offer all students the opportunity for a quality college education. We award more than $120,000 in scholarships annually, and 80% of our students receive some form of financial aid.

8. Campus & Facilities

Students live in apartment-style housing and the beautiful, well-kept campus grounds are striking with a breathtaking view. State-of-the-art facilities allow for hands-on learning. Students also enjoy our newly renovated dining hall.  

9. Accessibility

We offer a wide array of support services that allow individuals with disabilities to take full advantage of the opportunities we offer.

10. Location

Herkimer College sits on a hill overlooking the village of Herkimer in Upstate New York. We're a short drive from Albany, Utica, Syracuse, and the Adirondacks, one of the nation's largest parks where recreational opportunities range from climbing the high peaks to camping, swimming and skiing.


Herkimer College could be the best choice for you. Schedule a campus visit and come see what we're all about.

Take a look around, ask questions, and picture yourself as one of our students.

To learn more, contact our admissions team at 315-866-0300 x8278 or via e-mail at admissions@herkimer.edu.

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