Herkimer College

Key majors offered
Business Administration
Early Childhood Education
Engineering Science
Physical Therapy Assistant
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate Suburban No 3300 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body
Associate, Career/Undergraduate Certificate Public Associate College Co-educational

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Associate $ $$ $ $ $$ 109
Career/Undergraduate Certificate 109
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


The College has a hilltop location overlooking the scenic Mohawk Valley; it is an ideal place to begin a college education. The modern campus provides quality education at a low cost to more than 2,500 students each year. The College has a safe small town location, near many beautiful lakes and mountains. Still, it is within a four hour drive to New York City, Toronto, Boston and Montreal. The College will assist students in preparing to transfer to other colleges and universities as a third year student for the completion of a bachelor's degree. Many Herkimer alumni have transferred to prestigious universities such as Syracuse University, The University of Michigan, Penn State University, Boston University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Florida State University and the University of Massachusetts. There are a number of restaurants and shops in Herkimer. There is also a stop on the historic Erie Canal, where students can dine, shop and take boat tours. In neighboring towns there are movie theaters and bowling alleys, a minor league baseball team, a zoo and a shopping mall. The average high temperature in the summer is around 80 degrees Fahrenheit and there are three beaches within an hour of Herkimer. The average low temperature in the winter is around 15 degrees Fahrenheit, and there are two local ski resorts that are less than an hour from Herkimer.


The College can place students in both dormitory and apartment housing. International students also can be placed in homestays arranged by the College. Housing options include college-operated town houses and duplex apartments (located across the street from the campus) and privately-owned duplex, dorm-style and private apartments and rooms throughout the Village of Herkimer and the surrounding communities of Campus Meadows, College Hill apartments and Reservoir Run are owned and operated by the Foundation. These facilities have Resident Assistants and offer high speed Internet access and other amenities. All other housing facilities are privately owned and operated and do not have any affiliation with the College. The College does not inspect, approve or recommend housing accommodations. The college is not responsible for the establishment of rental costs, nor will it serve as the arbiter of disputes between landlord and student tenant. Students who receive federal financial aid may arrange with the College to make rental payments directly to the landlord.

Student life

  • More than 20 student clubs and organizations are available for students to join, including the Cultural Exchange Club.
  • The College arranges conversation partners for international students.
  • The Student Activities Office coordinates many activities on campus and the International Programs staff is available to assist international students.
  • Campus facilities and resources include a library, bookstore, counseling services and a learning center.
  • Sports facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, courts for volleyball and basketball, running trails and many open fields for sports.