University at Albany – State University of New York

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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
[email protected]
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
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