Meet Mark VanDreason
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Areas of Coverage
Hamilton, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida
AL, AZ, CO, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, NV, SC, TN, UT, WV
Advice to StudentsThis is a big decision for you and your family, but ultimately it is your decision. You have to find a place where you feel comfortable and where you can be successful. You need to take the time to figure out what is most important for you in a college, whether it be location, cost, athletics, facilities, size, extracurricular activities, majors, professors, and so on. This is an exciting time so don't stress too much, but enjoy it. Also, ask questions, a ton of questions.
Advice to ParentsThis is a very big decision and an exciting time. Provide your student with as much information on different institutions as possible, but help them grow by allowing them to make their own decision. Gather as much information as you can about the different institutions out there. Ask a ton of questions about all facets of college, but ultimately it is your student's decision. Provide them with love and support. It is their decision and they are going to do great things with you behind them.
What's the Best Thing About UC?The best thing about Utica College is that it is a student-first institution. Utica College continues to make bold moves to help its students and families have the best possible experience whether it be academically, socially, or financially. Utica College provides a real world experience with its diversity, hands on experience, and technological advancements.