SUNY -- Albany

Albany, NY

SUNY -- Albany

Albany, NY

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$9,956

$27,546

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,416
Declined 13,263
Total Received 27,679
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Public

13,598

undergraduate students

4,346

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 17,944
Established in 1844
Coeducational Coeducational

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562-acre, suburban campus in Albany (population: 98,251), 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.

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Albany International

SUNY — Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany
12222

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
45.7%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • intramural athletics
  • cultural organizations
  • political organizations
  • community service
  • honor societies

Top Events

  • Purple Growl
  • Relay for Life
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Five Quad Ambulance Service, on-campus car battery assistance

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
84%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
41%
500-599
51%
400-499
5%
700-800
6%
600-699
35%
500-599
56%
400-499
3%
30-36
8%
24-29
52%
18-23
40%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline March 16
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.3

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,416
Declined 13,263
Total Received 27,679

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

interview
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,070
Room & board $13,864
Additional fees $2,886
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $800
Total $25,620
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Rock climbing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Fencing, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Ultimate frisbee, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
African-American/Black Studies
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Studies
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
Documentary Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Geography
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
History, Other
Homeland Security
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Information Science/Studies
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
International/Global Studies
Japanese Studies
Journalism
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Materials Engineering
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

17,944

total students

95.8%

in-state

4.2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

13,598
students

Female
51%
6,937

Male
49%
6,661

24%

4,346
students

Female
61%
2,658

Male
39%
1,688

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

12,899
students

Female
52%
6,619

Male
48%
6,280

6%

699
students

Female
46%
318

Male
54%
381

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 82%
Student 4 year graduation rate 56%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,395

Transfer students enrolled

8%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 16

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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