About Us

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Discover SUNY Ulster. We just might surprise you.

We are small and tight knit – a place where faculty and staff will know your name. But we're also part of a large and dynamic state-wide higher educational system as one of 64 unique learning environments in the State University of New York. And we are proud to be a part of the Power of SUNY and contributing economically to our region's prosperity.

We are rural,  located in the Hudson Valley with views of the nearby Shawangunk Mountains (or the "Gunks" as they are called locally), yet we're close to cities like Kingston, NY's first capital, the artists' communities of Woodstock and New Paltz, and an easy ride into New York City for a day or night.

We are close to home for many of our students but we'll also take you anywhere in the world you want to go with International Studies and our Study Abroad program.

We're practical and understand the realities of budgeting for college, time pressures and about having other family responsibilities.  Yet we know how to have fun, celebrate success, and make coming to class something to look forward to.

You might be surprised to find award-winning writers, renowned performers and innovative visual artists regularly conducting programs with our students; a dedicated and top-notch faculty focused on students instead of research; or an outstanding theater, music and intercollegiate (NJCAA) competition athletics program right in your backyard. But that's exactly what you'll find here on a regular basis.

We know college can be financially difficult, but we're here to show you how SUNY Ulster is within your reach with financial aid, scholarships and other assistance.

At SUNY Ulster, we live by our motto – Start here. Go far. Our students transfer to some of the best four-year public and private colleges throughout the state and nation, and are well trained and qualified upon graduation to begin their careers.

Come visit and learn more. We still have some more surprises up our sleeves.





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