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

www.albany.edu

Size

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

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

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s

Master’s

Doctoral

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

History – General B

Mathematics

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

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
Website:www.albany.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.albany.edu/admissions.php
Address:1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:17,373
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):66%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:15,282 (88% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,223
Out-of-state Tuition:$24,303
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:81%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,147

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

SUNY at Albany Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies154
Biological and Biomedical Sciences244
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3241
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1322
Education8214
Engineering211
English Language and Literature/Letters221
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics842
Health Professions and Related Programs331
History2111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Library Science1
Mathematics and Statistics222
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies211
Physical Sciences344
Psychology2128
Public Administration and Social Service Professions3332
Social Sciences5664
Visual and Performing Arts41
Grand total29507140

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education12
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Grand total213

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,223
Out-of-state$24,303
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$12,694
Out-of-state$24,034

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,10581%
Grant or scholarship aid1,65264%$9,147
Student loan aid1,63963%$7,289

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,89561%$8,502
Federal student loans7,54158%$6,743

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 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants23,79910,87812,921
Percent admitted100%57%52%
Percent admitted who enrolled11%12%11%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
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 2017

Total Enrollment17,373
Undergraduate enrollment13,139
Graduate enrollment4,234

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
    • School Psychology (SCPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHB) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health

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