University at Albany – State University of New York

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School Overview

The University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY) is a public, research institution located in Albany, New York. Founded in 1844, it is the oldest university campus of the SUNY system. The University at Albany offers 120 undergraduate majors and minors and 138 graduate programs, and has received praise for its academic programs in new and emerging fields including public policy, nanotechnology, globalization, documentary studies, biotechnology, and informatics.

General Information

Admission Office

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University Hall 112

1400 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12222

(518) 442-5435

Fax: (518) 442-5383

Contact: Robert Andrea

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Main Address

1400 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12222

(518) 442-3300


Total undergrads: 13,246
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,410
Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,937
Graduate enrollment: 4,956

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:




Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 50%

Percent students who return for sophomore year: 84%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B

Asian Studies B

Caribbean Studies B

Central/Eastern European Studies B

Chinese Studies B

East Asian Studies B

Japanese Studies B

Latin American Studies B

Russian/Slavic Area Studies B

Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B

Drama/Theater Arts B

Fine/Studio Arts B

Music – General B

Music – General Performance B

Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B

Biology B

Environmental Biology B

Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Information Sciences/Systems B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B

French B

Italian B

Linguistics B

Russian B

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B

Premedicine B

Prepharmacy B

Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B


Applied Mathematics B

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies B

Document Studies B

Financial Market Regulation B

Globalization Studies B

Human Biology B

Medieval/Renaissance Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B

Philosophy B

Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B

Chemistry B

Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B

Economics B

Geography B

Political Science/Government B

Sociology B

Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

SUNY at Albany Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (518) 442-3300
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 17,544
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 65%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 14,203 (81% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,176
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,766
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $9,379

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

SUNY at Albany Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at SUNY at Albany.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 184
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 254
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4261
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1211
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1332
Education 142254
Engineering 522
English Language and Literature/Letters 3221
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1852
Health Professions and Related Programs 4251
History 2111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1211
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Library Science 11
Mathematics and Statistics 232
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 211
Physical Sciences 444
Psychology 3148
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 3332
Social Sciences 8795
Visual and Performing Arts 42
Grand total 47649143

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at SUNY at Albany and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,176
Out-of-state $27,766
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $13,403
Out-of-state $25,193

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,359 85%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,905 69% $9,379
Student loan aid 1,729 63% $7,150

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 8,850 65% $9,284
Federal student loans 7,790 57% $6,489

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for SUNY at Albany. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled SUNY at Albany students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 27,559 12,206 15,353
Percent admitted 100% 56% 53%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 10% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

SUNY at Albany Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 17,544
Undergraduate enrollment 13,286
Graduate enrollment 4,258

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

SUNY at Albany Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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