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Tuition

$9,280

$19,600

not including room and board

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,744
Declined + 9,434
Total Received 21,178
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undergraduateRatios

52%

48%

male

female

1  :  19

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. English
  3. Business Administration
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School Facts

University at Albany, founded in 1844, is a public, comprehensive institution with 118 undergraduate majors and minors and 114 graduate programs. Its 560-acre Uptown Campus is located in Albany.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 17,067
Established in 1844
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Codes

SAT 2532
ACT 2926

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Public

12,875

undergraduate students

4,192

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
56%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
53%
400-499
16%
30-36
6%
24-29
46%
18-23
48%
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Albany, NY

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Albany, NY

795-acre, suburban campus in Albany (population: 97,660), 180 miles from New York City. Served by air and bus; train serves Rensselaer (10 miles); major airport serves New York City. School operates transportation to city center and downtown dormitories. Public transportation serves campus.

SUNY — Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
18 fraternities 1% of male students
 
20 sororities 2% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
56%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
28%
500-599
53%
400-499
16%
30-36
6%
24-29
46%
18-23
48%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

Not Considered

Minority affiliation

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,744
Declined + 9,434
Total Received 21,178

Admissions Contact

Timothy Lee, Director
Director of Admissions
P: 518 442-5435
F: 518 442-5383
ugadmissions@albany.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $20,894,803
State $15,468,241
Institutional $3,805,722
Other external $866,688
Total $41,035,454

Non-need-based

Federal $281,510
State $596,304
Institutional $1,903,404
Other external $382,067
Total $3,163,285

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
American East Conference (Division I), Eastern College Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA), Northeast Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Great Danes
School colors
purple and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting Information Systems
Actuarial/Mathematical Science
Adolescent Education
African Studies
African/Afro-American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Chemistry
Art
Art History
Atmospheric Science
Atmospheric Sciences
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biodiversity Conservation/Policy
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Biometry/Statistics
Biopsychology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Communication/Rhetoric
Communications
Computer Science
Computer Science/Applied Mathematics
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Curriculum Development/Instructional Technology
Curriculum/Instruction
Documentary Studies
Early Childhood/Childhood Education
Earth Science
Earth/Atmospheric Sciences
East Asian Studies
Economics
Educational Administration
Educational Psychology
Educational Psychology/Methodology
English
Environmental Health/Toxicology
Environmental Science
Epidemiology
Financial Market Regulation
Forensic Biology
General Educational Studies
Geography
Geology
Globalization Studies
Health Policy/Management
History
Human Biology
Humanistic Studies
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Information Science
Information Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Japanese Studies
Journalism
Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin American/Caribbean Studies
Latin Education
Liberal Studies
Library Science
Linguistics
Literacy
Mathematics
Medieval/Renaissance Studies
Music
Nanoscale Engineering
Nanoscale Science
Nanosciences/Nanoengineering
Organizational Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Professional Accountancy
Psychology
Public Administration/Policy
Public Affairs/Policy
Public Health
Public Policy
Puerto Rican Studies
Reading
Rehabilitation Counseling
Religious Studies
Rhetoric/Communications
Russian Education
Russian/Eastern European Studies
School Psychology
Social Studies
Social Welfare
Social Work
Social/Personality Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Special Education/Literacy
Studio Art
Taxation
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Urban Studies/Planning
Urban/Regional Planning
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

75%

12,875
students

Female
48%
6,172

Male
52%
6,703

Graduate

25%

4,192
students

Female
62%
2,594

Male
38%
1,598

undergraduateFull-time

93%

12,068
students

Female
49%
5,806

Male
51%
6,262

undergraduatePart-time

7%

807
students

Female
46%
366

Male
54%
441

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

54%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: April 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

credits

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 394
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Great Britain
India
Japan
Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special orientation

International Student Contact

John Pomeroy
Assistant Director Undergraduate Admissions
518 442-5435
ugadmissions@albany.edu

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