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.