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Mohawk Valley Community College

Mohawk Valley Community College

Check whether Mohawk Valley Community College is right for you as an international student.

Uni facts

Utica, USA
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    6151
  • International students
    28
  • Nationalities
    13
  • Total programs
    90
  • Acceptance rate
    99%

Study abroad at Mohawk Valley Community College

Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) is a two year college in Utica, New York. MVCC is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) network of higher education universities and colleges, and it offers 90 academic majors.

Students at the College can decide if they will complete their associate degree and begin work, or if they want to transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree at another university or college. MVCC has transfer agreements with both public and private universities throughout the state of New York.

MVCC has two campuses - the main site is in Utica, with a smaller campus 20 minutes away in Rome. The College athletics teams are called the Hawks, and they compete in a number of sports including basketball, soccer, cross-country and tennis.

Mohawk Valley Community College logo

Why study at MVCC?

  • Transfer agreements

    MVCC has more than 170 transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities

  • Small class sizes

    The College offers small class sizes which help you get to know your classmates and professors

Life as an international student

MVCC welcomes students from all over the world and celebrates diverse cultures. Students from more than 40 countries currently call Mohawk Valley Community College home.

The College provides many services designed for international students, including orientation, cultural adjustment assistance and help with immigration. The International Student Services Office connects new and current international students and helps you transition into life at MVCC.

Residence hall dormitories are available for 600 students, and there are many sports, activities and student clubs and organizations you can join. Every semester there are concerts, comedians, and cultural events. Many clubs also organize trips to cities like Washington DC, Boston, and New York City.

Student reviews for Mohawk Valley Community College

Overall rating
3 stars
Based on 1 reviews
Overall experience
4 stars
Accommodation
1 stars
Academic
4 stars
University facilities
2 stars
University social
4 stars
  • Haitam Ait Essarghini
    Morocco
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    1 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    Mohawk Valley Community College Business Administration
    Tell us about Mohawk Valley Community College
    MVCC is a small community college so it is easy to socialize.

What Mohawk Valley Community College says

  • Emily Gifford

    Emily Gifford

    Mohawk Valley Community College Coordinator of International Student Services
    Emily Gifford says

    We have so many activities, events, clubs and trips for international students. It makes it easy for them to get to know other students from around the world, but also make lots of American friends. MVCC has many degrees which makes it easy to change direction if you don't like what you are studying or find a new passion!

    Being in the city of Utica that has welcomed refugees and immigrants for so many years, the college has a deep appreciation for diversity and the sharing of cultures - and the city has wonderful food!

    We have an orientation for international students to get them used to campus, then assistance throughout their studies with immigration, culture shock, enrolling in classes, etc. We also have trips and activities throughout the semester just for international students. Many international students choose to join our international club as well.

    Students can apply for OPT and we have a career services office that can assist them in applying for jobs, creating a resume and cover letter, and connecting them with employers in the area.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 1
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Swimming Pool
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities 6
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 50
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • Transport
    • On-Campus Shuttle

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Mohawk Valley Community College programs

Fees and funding

Available for Freshman who will be living in the dormitories:

Mike Briggs Scholarship

$1,000 as tuition credit, books and fees only (for each semester), less aid.

Preference is given to students residing out-of-county in keeping with Mr. Briggs’ interest in helping to promote a diverse student body

  1. Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better
  2. Must be studying full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours)
  3. Incoming freshmen or freshman-eligible transfers
  4. Preference students with exceptional extracurricular activities
  5. Preference to students planning to live in the dorms

Sodexo/MVCC Foundation Meal Plan Scholarship

This award provides two incoming, full-time students with 19 meals per week in the MVCC Dining Hall for one semester of their freshman year.

  1. Must have maintained at least a 2.0 GPA high school average
  2. They are selected on the basis of their participation in student and/or community activities prior to admission to MVCC
  3. Must complete and submit this application with a high school transcript and a letter of recommendation

Location

Mohawk Valley Community College

1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501

Utica is a safe city with a large international population and lots of ethnic restaurants and food markets. It is four hours by car from New York City and there is a train and bus station that can connect you to many cities throughout the state and country.

  • From New York City
    250 miles
  • From Syracuse
    50 miles

Visa requirements for Mohawk Valley Community College

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements