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Troy Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Troy Colleges and Schools

The lesser-known Troy, New York has a lot to offer students. Think Chowder Fests, Fitness in the Park, the Troy Pig Out (a barbecue competition), unique retail shops, summer concert series and more. This is all emblematic of Troy, and the activities and excitement that students enrolled in Troy colleges and schools can find. Of course, what happens in Troy, New York only happens in Troy, New York, so expect to discover many other unique events in this Eastern New York city, including Troy Night Out, the Troy Makers Market, and Rockin' on the River.

Colleges in Troy, New York

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: "Why not change the world?" is the question that commonly pops up at this technological research university, the oldest in the country. Its five schools -- architecture; engineering; humanities, arts and social sciences; management; and science -- offer degrees to undergraduate and graduate students, who also can pursue an interdisciplinary degree in information technology and web science if they wish.
  • Hudson Valley Community College: Find certificate and degree programs in areas like business, engineering, the liberal arts, the health sciences, and more, as well as opportunities for online learning. Also, at the school you can find athletics, a campus ministry, a Center for Counseling, a Student Activities Office and student government. There are more than 50 clubs and organizations, too, including the Animal Outreach Club, the Garden and Horticulture Club, the Solar Society Club and many others.

Fun Facts about Troy Colleges

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1824.
  • Among the services provided at Hudson Valley Community College is an 'attorney on campus.'

Sources:

  1. Events, Downtown Troy, http://www.downtowntroy.org/events/
  2. Student Activities: Clubs and Organizations, Hudson Valley Community College, http://www.hvcc.edu/studentactivities/clubact.html
  3. Welcome Hudson Valley Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, http://www.hvcc.edu/studentlife.html
  4. Welcome to Downtown Troy, Downtown Troy Business Improvement District, http://www.downtowntroy.org/#welcome
  5. Welcome to Rensselaer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, http://www.rpi.edu/about/

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Troy Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave
Troy, NY 12180

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, business management, criminal justice and administration, humanities, registered nursing, automobile mechanics, power transmission, community organization
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 12,296 students, 8,635 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Colleges in Troy with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Rensselaer BOCES-School of Practical Nursing
35 Colleen Road
Troy, NY 12180

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 64 students, 87 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th St
Troy, NY 12180-3590

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, business management, computer and info science, civil engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 6,566 students, 6,777 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,908 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 600-690. Math: 650-730. Writing: 580-680.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing
2215 Burdett Ave
Troy, NY 12065

  • Programs: registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 119 students, 104 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Albany Colleges 19 95,658 68,129 11,870
Saratoga Springs Colleges 3 26,186 15,878 2,045
Schenectady Colleges 5 61,821 7,116 1,950

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