Location and Climate


The United States is composed of 50 states; each with a designated city serving as its governmental center. Albany, located 241 kilometers (150 miles) north of New York City, is the capital of New York State. Hudson Valley is just four kilometers (six miles) north of Albany.

Hudson Valley is located in the city of Troy, which along with Albany and nearby Schenectady, is part of the "Capital District." One of Hudson Valley's strong points is its central location.

The college is approximately:

  • 150 miles north of New York City
  • 222 miles south of Montreal, Canada
  • 290 miles east of Buffalo, New York
  • 175 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts

The Capital District is an area enriched with a vast array of recreational and cultural facilities, as well as a large mix of ethnic restaurants, places of worship, banking institutions and shopping malls, which include small specialty shops and major department stores.

For more information about the Capital District, visit: Albany Online
CRISNY - Capital Region Information Service of NY


Living in the Northeastern part of the United States (where Hudson Valley is located) means dealing with a vast range of weather conditions and temperatures. In Troy, NY, the year is broken into four seasons: summer, fall, winter and spring. The following is an approximate scale of the weather conditions:

  • Summer
    begins in June and the temperature ranges from 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) to 32.2 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Fall
    begins in October and the temperature ranges from 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) to 15.6 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Winter
    begins in December and the temperature ranges from 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) to -26.1 degrees Celsius (-15 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Spring
    begins in April and the temperature ranges from 4.4 degrees Celsius (40 degrees Fahrenheit) to 21.1 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit).

It is important that you prepare for these weather changes by bringing the appropriate clothing.