SUNY Health Science Center At Syracuse

SUNY Health Science Center At Syracuse

SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse is now known as the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. Commonly referred to as SUNY Upstate, the university's origins lie in the Geneva Medical College that was founded in 1834. The Syracuse University took over the assets of this institute in 1871 and established a separate medical college. In 1950, this was taken over by SUNY and named SUNY Upstate Medical Center. It was christened SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse in 1986, and received its present name in 1999. The 30-acre campus is located in Syracuse, New York.

SUNY Upstate Medical University offers a large number of bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees in the field of medicine. The academic divisions of the university include:

  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing

The athletics department of SUNY Upstate Medical University fields several intramural sports teams in basketball, dodge ball, racquetball, soccer, volleyball, hockey, and tennis. The students are also involved in clubs and organizations such as the American Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Internal Medicine Club, and Wilderness Medicine Group.

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SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse
750 E Adams St
Syracuse , NY 13210
General Phone: (315) 464-5540

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SUNY Upstate Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine145neuroscience, medicine
Medical Support and Technology80perfusion tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, health diagnostic professions, cytotechnologist, clinical lab tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine45registered nursing, various nursing
Therapy and Counseling34physical therapy
Science24biochemistry, anatomy, bacteriology, animal physiology, pharmacology, biotechnology

Number of programs and degrees for SUNY Upstate in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Doctor's degree547
Master's degree334
Bachelor's degree968
First-professional degree1431
Post-master's certificate21

SUNY Upstate Student Body

In 2007-2008, SUNY Upstate had a total enrollment of 1,273 students (586 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 23%
Graduate 31%
First Professional 46%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 7%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 10%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 0%
20-21 4%
22-24 34%
25-29 37%
30-34 9%
35-39 4%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%

SUNY Upstate Room and Board (2007)

SUNY Upstate offers campus housing for 250 of its 586 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Syracuse, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

SUNY Upstate Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

SUNY Upstate Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 4,127
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,500

Financial Aid:
SUNY Upstate participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 284000)

SUNY Upstate Faculty

SUNY Upstate has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4526
Non-tenured and not on tenure track7149

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year7$127,1119$105,732
Assistant professorcalendar year9$86,38117$74,607
Instructorcalendar year3$79,9071*
All faculty totalcalendar year20$103,90328$86,381

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

SUNY Upstate Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Perfusion Technology/Perfusionist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Medicine (MD)

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Animal Physiology
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist

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