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University at Albany, SUNY

Albany, New York

University at Albany, SUNY is a public, major research university that commits each student’s college career to success, enrichment, and scholarship. Located in New York’s capital city, the university thrives amid cultural and professional opportunities alike.

Student Profile

Fall 2016 Enrollment
12,955 undergraduate students
96% of undergrad students are full time
51% male — 49% female
68% of students are from out of state

Faculty Profile

2016-2017 Academic Year
684 full-time faculty
504 part-time faculty
18 to 1 student/faculty ratio

Residence Life

Fall 2016
93% of first year students live on campus
57% of all students live on campus

High-Impact Practices

Read more about the importance of High-Impact Practices 

First-Year Seminars and Experiences X
Common Intellectual Experiences X
Learning Communities X
Writing-Intensive Courses X
Collaborative Assignments and Projects X
Undergraduate Research X
Diversity/Global Learning X
Service Learning, Community-Based Learning X
Internships/Coops/Practicums X
Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience X

RETENTION FALL 2016

84% of students began in Fall 2015 and returned in Fall 2016 (full time, first time freshmen)

6 YEAR GRADUATION RATE 2016

65.7% of students graduated in 6 years

ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2016

Nonresident aliens 6%
Hispanic/Latino 16%
Black or African American 17%
White 47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown 2%

Academic Programs

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Actuarial & Mathematical Sciences; Africana Studies; Anthropology; Art; Art History; Atmospheric Science & Meteorology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Bioethics; Biology; Chemistry: Chemical Biology, Forensic Chemistry; Chinese Studies; Cognitive Science; Communication; Creative Writing; Documentary Studies; East Asian Studies; Economics; Electronics; English; Environmental Science: Climate Change, Ecosystems, Geography, Sustainability Science & Policy; Film Studies; French; Geography: Geographic Information Systems & Spatial Analysis; Globalization Studies; History: Europe, United States, World; Human Biology; International Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies; Japanese Studies; Journalism; Judaic Studies; Korean Studies; Languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish; Latin American Studies; Latin American & Caribbean Studies; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Studies; Library & Information Science; Linguistics; Mathematics; Medical Anthropology; Medieval & Renaissance Studies; Music: Composition, Conducting, Musicology, Performance, Theory; Neuroscience; Organizational Studies; Philosophy; Physics; Pre-Dental: Early Assurance with University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine; Pre-Health; Pre-Law: 3+3 joint degree with Albany Law School; Pre-Medicine: Early Assurance with Albany Medical College, Early Assurance with SUNY Upstate Medical University; Pre-Occupational Therapy: Preferred Acceptance with Sage Graduate School; Pre-Optometry: Seven-year joint degree with SUNY College of Optometry; Pre-Physical Therapy: Guaranteed Acceptance with Sage Graduate School; Pre-Physician Assistant: Early Assurance with Albany Medical College; Psychology; Religious Studies; Rhetoric & Communication; Russian & Eastern European Studies; Sociology; Spanish: Hispanic Literatures & Cultures, Spanish Language, Linguistics & Teaching; Statistics; Sustainability; Theatre; U.S. Latino Studies; Urban Studies & Planning; Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Accounting; Business Administration: Entrepreneurship, Financial Analyst Honors Program, Finance, Information Technology Management, Management, Marketing; Digital Forensics; Financial Market Regulation

SCHOOL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Criminal Justice

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Educational Studies; Human Development: Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Peer Assistance & Leadership, Special Education

COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, HOMELAND SECURITY & CYBERSECURITY
Cybersecurity; Emergency Preparedness; Homeland Security

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & APPLIED SCIENCES
Computer Engineering; Computer Science; Computer Science & Applied Mathematics: Data Analytics; Informatics: Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Information Technology, Interactive User Experience, Social Media, Software Development

ROCKEFELLER COLLEGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS & POLICY
Political Science: American Politics, Global Politics, Political Theory, Public Law; Public Policy & Management: Environmental Policy, Gender, Race & Society, Human Services – Health, Education & Labor, Law & Civil Rights, Local Government, Philosophy & Ethics, Politics, Quantitative Tools, Regulation & Public Finance, Technology & Policy, Urban Issues, World Affairs

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Bio-Instrumentation; Public Health

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARE
Social Welfare

ACTIVITIES OFFERED

Campus Ministries X
Choral groups X
Concert band X
Dance X
Drama/theater X
International Student Organization X
Jazz band X
Literary magazine X
Marching band X
Model UN X
Music ensembles X
Musical theater X
Opera X
Pep band X
Radio station X
Student government X
Student newspaper X
Student-run film society X
Symphony orchestra X
Television station X
Yearbook X

COMMON CORE

Arts/fine arts X
Computer literacy X
English (including composition)  
Foreign languages X
History X
Humanities X
Mathematics X
Philosophy X
Sciences (biological or physical) X
Social science X

 

More info: http://www.albany.edu/gened/ 

CLASS SIZE BREAKDOWN

Size 2-9 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 73 310 300 223 156 96 140 1298

CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES

Coed dorms X
Men’s dorms  
Women’s dorms  
Apartments for married students  
Apartments for single students  
Special housing for disabled students  
Special housing for international students X
Fraternity/sorority housing  
Cooperative housing  
Theme housing X
Wellness housing X
Other housing options X

 

Other: Disabled Student Services provides individualized services, including information on accessible housing.

ADMISSION

ADMISSIONS FALL 2016

23,799 Total Applicants
12,944 Total Admissions
2,725 Total Freshmen Enrollment

Selectivity
54.39% of applicants admitted

Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission

Rolling admission? No

Closing date: Mar 1
Priority date: Nov 15

Admissions Factors

Very Important
Rigor of secondary school record
Class rank Academic
GPA Standardized test scores
Recommendation(s)
Character/personal qualities

Important
Application Essay

Considered
Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability
First generation
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical residence
Volunteer work
Work experience
Level of applicant’s interest

Freshmen Profile Fall 2016

  25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 500 580
SAT Math 510 590
SAT Writing    
SAT Essay    
ACT Composite 22 26
ACT Math    
ACT English    
ACT Writing    

TUITION AND COSTS

Net Price Calculator

http://www.albany.edu/financialaid/npc.shtml 

TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2017-18

Expenses In-State Out-of-State
Tuition $6,470 $21,550
Fees $2,753 $2,753
Total $9,223 $24,303
     
Room and Board (on campus) $12,942 $12,942
Room Only $8,042 $8,042
Board Only $4,900 $4,900
Estimated Total On Campus $22,165 $37,245

FINANCIAL AID

Average Financial Aid Packages 2015-2016 Estimated

$11,432 First year students
$7,679 All undergrads

Financial Aid Breakdown 2015-2016 estimated

60% on average, the percentage of need that was met
6% of financial need students that had need fully met

$7,679 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,585 Average need-based loan

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