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Reviews 639 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Utica College is giving me the experience that I don't think I would have at any other college. It has given me a clearer idea of what I want to do for my future career path. I now have experience in the fields that I want to pursue after college.My journalism professors are very experienced in their field and have given me valuable advice and critiques to my work.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I know finding a job I will be happy and successful in will not be a problem

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Safety could be less strict on alcohol and more on assult

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Other than the occasional disturbance of quiet hours and the community bathrooms it was nice

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have not experienced much of the Greek life so my option would be bias

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love the gym! Except varsity Athletes have more power when it comes to use of gym equipment during certain hours

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love it there is a wide range of different people, all the proffessors I have had are awesome, it is everything I wanted in a college.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the small school feel at Utica College. Even if you don't know a lot of people it feels as though you have a connection with all the students because of the size. The professors take a great deal of interest in the students on campus. They are most personable and show a great deal of passion for their fields.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I wouldn't blame the professors for how poor the standards of Utica College are compared to other colleges.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When you think about it, are employers really going to be wowed by the name of your school after knowing what most people think about it? I mean for petes sake, people refer to this school as "Shootica".....

1 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus safety is more worried about finding a beer can in your garbage than finding a black-out-drunk freshman girl in a junior lacrosse or football players room about to get smashed and not even remembering it.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus Safety treats you like you don't even live there... You have to sign in every single time you come into a dorm hall after 8pm, and they will often give you a hard time.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: We have two nationally recognized fraternities, one of which is not recognized by the school...(TKE.. although it should be because it's more of a frat than AXP ever would be)... and one fraternity that is local, and it's not even really a fraternity.. APD.. They don't do anything at all. It sucks. The sororities kind of clique themselves away from society..

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm a DIII baseball player at Utica. Get used to the fact that if you were the best player at your high school, you'll probably be better than half of the team here.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If I were a senior in high school again, I would most definitely throw my application to Utica College in the trash... More than half of the students here are from NYC and you feel unwelcome in most occasions because they already have their niche and culture. There are barely any events the school holds that have more than a $500 budget for the school. Campus Safety is on your skin every second and you live in a hostile environment where you need to sign in with either famous safety or an RA at every single front desk of every single dorm hall. The food is Sodexo, if you don't know what that is, it is one of the worst companies I have ever eaten from. I'd rather have road kill. Athletics is honestly a joke. I played baseball, and half of the kids who are on the Division 3 intercollegiate team, would have been cut from my 500-student public high school. I'm trying to be nice about it. Utica College is run-down as is the city. Townies take over all the bars except the Finger Bullet. House parties are tightly-packed in small apartments that get shut down by the police. Fraternities and Sororities are all on thin ice and can be unchartered with even the smallest mess-up. They aren't even supported by the school so they have to find their own housing off-campus in sketchy Utica. Most juniors and seniors are barely seen on campus because of the cost of on-campus living, and the value of freedom from campus safety even when your legal. I can almost 100% guarantee Administration will screw up on your housing selection forms when you apply for housing your sophomore year.. I know at least 100 friends who were screwed over. Please read. It is important for your future. You do not want to make the mistake of wasting thousands on a school in Utica, NY. Did I mention I've had a knife and a gun pulled on me from NYC students? Oh, and a sweet blonde girl on the third floor of South hall was being chased by another NYC student with a knife. Oh, and rape. Oh.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: There is some diversity. The problem is, cliques form around them. Therefore, if you're not part of a certain ethnic 'club' then you don't have friends that are. Usually.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol seem unlimited and popular.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Rape has just become so common I don't even know what qualifies as rape anymore.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are great and are experts in their field. Although, the variety is lacking. Academic advisors advise you to take the courses you need to graduate that are required for your core, major, and possible minor..anything that is extra-curricular or just of interest is a waste of time. Students aren't encouraged to learn they're encouraged to pass. Although, classes are fun and manageable. Class sizes (although the campus is trying to expand) are convenient (small) and the faculty know you by name. You can make your education here personal and its a great learning environment. On the other hand, when thinking about changing my major..I realized options are limited here at Utica.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The office of career center sends a mass email every month of the networking nights and other events they're hosting. This office works very hard with students who come in and offer a lot of convenient options such as how to build a resume, they produce free head shots and business cards, and you can even go in their and have a fake or mock interview for practice if you're nervous. This office also works with students and alumni up to 5 years on setting up jobs or internships.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: In general, living on campus is amazing. Living at college is amazing! It's overall, a great experience. My experience with Utica College specifically, I mean, it's what you make it. Having hall mates sometimes can be unlucky, mine specifically seemed to all come out of hell. Some people never sleep..and no one follows quiet hours. So be prepared to be annoyed at 4 am on a week night when you have an 8 am exam..or even a Friday night when you have a 5 am bus to catch for a sports team. For some reason, maintenance didn't come on the weekend. Which was when it was needed most. So my whole floor usually went 3 days a week with throw up, wine, and god knows what other stains on the floor and smells of beer and liquor. Plus we would run out of toilet paper, and those community showers..thank god you only have to deal with them your first year. For some reason it was okay for girls to plaster their hair all over the place. BUT. At the end of the day. It is a lot of fun to live with all your friends, in walking distance to pretty much anything you needed to survive (the academic buildings, library, and café were roughly 4 minutes away walking).

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: The campus doesn't allow or approve of many Greek related things. The parties are crashed, greeks need to go through jumps and hurdles to get an event approved, they're not allowed to all live together on campus, their letters are not allowed on their houses (which are apartments located off campus because again..greek housing is not supported on campus), and there are probably 2 or 3 sororities and fraternities to chose from if you're interested.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Utica College, if you haven't heard ('cause that's all they rave about) just received a new sports complex/dome. And I'll let them rave..'cause it's a pretty big deal. One of the largest in the east of the US. Has a 200m indoor track, small weight room, small training center, turf field, basketball courts that can be transformed into volleyball or tennis courts. Its a huge deal for the school..considering its all we have. Besides the sauna in the locker rooms..that's a nice plus as well. On the other hand, the athletic center (like most of the buildings) just seem dirty and out of date. The dance room ceilings leak, and mirrors are broken. The weight room is small (3 squat racks, 3 benches, 3 deadlift platforms, some machines, 2 bikes, 2 stair-steppers, 1 smith machine, and maybe 6 olypticals and treadmills-seems like a lot of variety..but when you want a bike you have to fight for it), and the pool is usually closed for construction or some random reason.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Utica college was not what I expected. Going to a small private school for sports, it didn't seem very fitting. Being DIII, athletics were very unorganized and not taken seriously (although everything is what you make of it). Also, the school, I thought was diverse, but man did I learn a lot about diversity when I got there. Utica students represent mostly NYC. Being from a small town from NY, and not to mention a white girl, I was often discriminated against, was the minority, and felt out of place at campus events. Also, I assume because it's a small private school, the party life (not that that's what I was there for) was awful. Besides the first two weekends of the first semester in which frats held parties that were usually crashed by the police (because the campus does not supply residential housing to frats and sororities), and the hot bar life on halloween weekend, students were usually driven to dorm parties, which were also dangerous considering our high strung campus safety officers on duty. Finally, campus events were only usually held the first week, homecoming week, and the weeks before finals. They're considered "ice-breakers week" "spirit week" and our "de-stress fests". Not much going on.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: They do not have a lot of the fraternities or sororities that people wanted to pledge.

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