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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
UAlbany is an above-average public university located in Albany, New York. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,899 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the UAlbany acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Biology, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 64% of students, UAlbany alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,700.
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
Branch of
SUNY System
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association

University at Albany, SUNY Rankings

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UAlbany Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1100-1260
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$15,844/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,743/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.148 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.168 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    12%
  • On Campus
    88%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,899Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
699
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 105 responses
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  • Study hard party harder
    37%
  • Looking to graduate with a degree and have fun
    36%
  • Party hard....cheat
    9%
  • Ambitious and Dynamic
    8%
  • Hard workers each with their own story/uniqueness
    8%
  • Trashy
    2%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.208 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.215 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 110 responses
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  • Diverse
    30%
  • Dirty Albs <3
    20%
  • COLLEGE
    16%
  • Diverse Oasis of Dreams and People
    11%
  • Mixxy
    5%
  • Lit
    5%
  • Live
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.94 responses
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Great school and campus! The professors are welcoming and informative. Campus life style is relaxing, friendly and competitive as the same time. Student housing for freshman is fantastic. We are living in quad rooms with private bathroom. Albany is a big and diverse school but it is a perfect opportunity to meet and greet other students. Security seems to be a very important aspect and noticeable component on campus. I feel safe and comfortable in my new environment.
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I visited the University at Albany in Summer of 2018. I was in love with the campus and our tour guide was very helpful when it came to our questions. I enjoyed the tour so much that I became a Great Dane in the Fall 2018 as a transfer student. The campus is extremely beautiful, welcoming and, lively. When events and programs are hosted it's created by the students. Our Student Association is phenominal and very divered when it comes to making sure we, the student have a say. There is never a dull moment on campus and if you think there is then you're doing it wrong. I am constantly busy with clubs, organizations, social life, and, of course classes. The professors I have dealt with are very caring which I was worried about since UA is huge, but it is possible to have a close relationship with your professor! They want to get to know you.
UAlbany is one of the larger SUNY schools which means there is a lot to do on campus and the larger community. It's easy to get involved in campus organizations and they don't feel exclusive. The academics here are top notch. The classes are challenging but never unfair and most of the professors are very willing to engage with students at all levels. There are resources on campus for tutoring, resumes, improving writing skills, and career planning. There are also a lot of different organizations/companies in Albany that offer internships and a lot of majors require you to do an internship, which is great. Some negatives are campus housing- way too expensive and dorm food- mediocre. My advice would be to find off campus housing. Also this is becoming a bit of a party school. If you are an in-state student the tuition is reasonable, if you are out-of-state I would not recommend applying here unless you can get a scholarship. Overall, UAlbany is a great school with great people!