An system of Universities scattered across the state of New York. Unlike private schools, these Universities are backed up by taxpayer money, so the tuition and board is relatively cheaper. Each University has its strengths and weaknesses, but many subjects are covered.
While not the most prestigious Universities to go to in the state, they offer a great education and social experience. This is where the average student (those who work hard but tend to underachieve) most likely goes, due to its great programs and affordability.
I studied at a SUNY, now I make an average income, have a nice spouse and kids, and live in a relatively nice home.
Stands for State University of New York.
Dayam nigga! You got into SUNY?
Four letters that all the spoiled brats in Scarsdale fear and loathe. (OHMYGOD! So AFFORDABLE!!!!! I can't BEAR the thought of not spending 120 grand on an undergraduate education, which today, doesn't take you very far anyway!!)
In Eastchester people don't fear SUNY.
The people saying that the SUNY schools are low quality and only attract underachieving students are DEAD WRONG.
Some SUNY schools are very reputable, very selective and ranked very well such as these ones:
- Binghamton University
- University at Buffalo
- Stony Brook University
- SUNY Geneseo
Yes, they're not on the level of the Ivy Leagues like Harvard but they are very well-respected schools and they have ultra-low tuition so you get a bang for your buck. WIN WIN SITUATION!
Actually, nowadays, about half of the SUNY schools have acceptance rates of less than 50% (even the less-reputable ones); so they're getting harder and harder to get into. Supply&Demand.
Private Univ. Student: Finally got my Bachelors Degree!!
SUNY student: Congrats, man, how much did you pay?
Private Univ. Student: Well, tuition was 40k a year so I spent 5 years there so, I only paid $200,000+room&board!!!!
SUNY Student: WTF, I went to Binghamton and only paid 6k a year; plus, my school is ranked much better than yours anyways
Private Univ. Student: *Hangs themself.
A network of cheap New York state schools that offers a variety of four-year degrees to assist students on their rise to the glass ceiling. People exist who were denied entry, but they are few and far between.
"He'd have gotten into SUNY, if not for that damned lobotomy."
(Top of resume) "SUNY..." (Resume meets shredder)
"Patient diagnosed with food poisoning after consuming a meal at a SUNY dining hall"
"Patient diagnosed with a rare STD after consuming semen from a SUNY student."