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
2016-2017 Academic Year
684 full-time faculty
504 part-time faculty
18 to 1 student/faculty ratio
93% of first year students live on campus
57% of all students live on campus
The University at Albany is located in New York State’s capital city, home to a vibrant and diverse economy where government agencies, corporations, and small businesses flourish. With a metropolitan area population of close to 1 million, the Albany area provides countless opportunities for internships with local, national, and international firms, companies, and agencies. The Adirondack Mountains, lakes, and trails are close by, making it easy to have some outdoor fun. With the city right at their feet and the great outdoors just around the corner, students enjoy a fulfilling and exhilarating extracurricular life.
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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
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With 18 NCAA Division I teams, Great Dane Nation is overflowing with pride. The UAlbany Great Danes won 9 conference championships in 2016-2017 and had 6 NCAA appearances. Damien the Great Dane leads the fans in their cheers, spreading the contagious UAlbany spirit! Students not at the D-I level rock their purple and gold on campus during intramurals or as they travel and compete with club teams.
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
UAlbany excels in all areas, from rigorous academic programs to memorable campus architecture. Ranked as a “best college for your money” by Money magazine, students thrive with big opportunities for an incredible value.
Criminal Justice, Public Affairs, Social Welfare, Sociology, Information Studies, Public Health, and Clinical Psychology rank in the top 100 programs nationally, giving students access to some of the best and brightest faculty in the international scholar community.
Named by the White House as an “engine of opportunity”, UAlbany has positioned itself as a university known for producing qualified and exceptional graduates.
Students can opt to live in one of 25 small communities based on a common interest or academic path. They live together, take two classes together, and enjoy a weekly lunch with their faculty mentor. Choices vary from the World of Wellbeing and Fitness to the World of Politics to the World of Zombies. Leadership opportunities also exist for students through this program, as they can apply to be World Representatives or World Ambassadors who assist in the community-building process.
Students looking for job, internship, and fellowship opportunities use UAlbany’s online database, Handshake, to find the perfect experience for them. From part-time jobs during the semester to post-graduation, full-time positions, Handshake provides a way for students and recent alumni to connect directly with recruiters.
Students are committed to advancing their careers through 86 pre-professional student groups. With organizations like the Forensic Science club, the Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program, the Pre-Medical Club, the UAlbany Stock Exchange, and Women in Positions of Power, students drive their future forward by surrounding themselves with motivated individuals and meaningful networking opportunities.
Students have access to 1,000+ programs across the globe in such places as China, Costa Rica, and Great Britain. Any UAlbany student can explore culture, tradition, and language through the trip of a lifetime! They can volunteer at an orphanage, research a dying language, shadow in a hospital, study from another perspective, and more. Regardless of which academic path they choose, students have many options to study with a wide selection of summer, winter, spring break, semester, and full academic year programs.
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UAlbany’s on-campus facilities enable the highest levels of learning by utilizing the most advanced technology. Students enjoy art exhibitions at the Art Museum and can dabble in the arts in the Boor Sculpture Studio. Those interested in science can get involved in throughout the Life Science Research Building or Cancer Research Center. The Massry Center for Business, a state-of-the-art facility for UAlbany’s renowned School of Business, is LEED Gold certified and home to several smart-technology classrooms.
Learning from the best is a given at UAlbany. Novelist William Kennedy, a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and author of Ironweed, passes along his knowledge of writing and the arts through his lectures. Biologist Marlene Belfort, recognized as a groundbreaking researcher in her field, developed the RNA Institute at UAlbany to enhance knowledge in RNA therapeutics. Political Scientist Victor Assal has created the Big Allied and Dangerous (BAAD) database, a comprehensive database of terrorist organizations, through work with undergraduate Honors College students. These professors, among many other inspiring professionals, are not only accessible, but also enjoy collaboration with students on academic growth, research, and public service projects.
The Honors College provides a home for students who seek an academic challenge through a small community of dedicated scholars. Small, innovative classes with discussions, field experiences, debates, simulations, and group projects allow students to develop critical thinking skills. Honors Courses range in topic, covering such subjects as Weather and Climate Issues for the 21st Century, Genomics and Biotechnology, and Writing About Love and Loss.
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More info: http://www.albany.edu/gened/
Class Size Breakdown
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Hear from World Leaders
From Bill Nye the Science Guy to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, students experience the highest level of excellence and achievement through UAlbany’s Speaker Series. World leaders and thinkers are brought to campus each year to inspire students to reach higher and dream bigger.
Listen to Famous Authors
To enhance and celebrate writing and the arts, the NYS Writers Institute hosts approximately 40 writers each year at UAlbany, all of whom collaborate to conduct seminars, writing workshops, and readings. The University also partners with Fence Magazine, which is recognized as one of the top literary journals in the nation.
Receive Free Business Help
Students can receive free business help from the Blackstone LaunchPad center on campus, where an expert venture coach helps to turn ideas for businesses into a reality. UAlbany is one of only 25 LaunchPad-university partnerships in the nation.
Make a Difference
New York’s capital city is a diverse landscape where urban and rural meet, filled with a range of outlets for volunteer work. Local nonprofits and campus groups provide opportunities to volunteer across all areas, including teaching, health care, policy, and environmental work. Over 7,000 students participate in volunteer endeavors each year.
With 300+ clubs and organizations, students can choose from cultural, political, religious, academic, pre-professional, and recreational options. Competitions, fundraisers, fashion shows, cultural events and performances, dinners, and more happen each day on campus.
CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
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Other: Disabled Student Services provides individualized services, including information on accessible housing.
Connect with Alums
UAlbany’s 176,000+ alumni network offers students a lifelong connection to a worldwide community. The UAlbany Career Advisory Network is an online database that enables students to connect with alumni professionals and ask for career advice.
UAlbany students can land their dream job right from campus. The University hosts on-campus recruiting events that bring employers and students together. Dedicated to inclusivity, UAlbany job and internship fairs even label which companies are LGBTQ friendly. Companies present at on-campus recruitment have included: American National Insurance, Bloomberg, CommerceHub, CSEA, Deloitte, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Eli Lilly and Company, Enterprise, EY, FDM Group, GEICO, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, KeyBank, Macy’s, Mazzone Hospitality, MVP Healthcare, the New England Center for Children, the NYS Assembly, the NYS Department of Financial Services, the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, the NYS Department of Transportation, Northwestern Mutual, Peace Corps, PepsiCo, Sherwin-Williams, Six Flags, Spectrum, TD Bank, Travelers, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Verizon, Walgreens, and more.
ADMISSIONS FALL 2016
23,799 Total Applicants
12,944 Total Admissions
2,725 Total Freshmen Enrollment
54.39% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2017-18 Admission
Rolling admission? No
Closing date: Mar 1
Priority date: Nov 15
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Freshmen Profile Fall 2016
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TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID 2017-18
|Room and Board (on campus)||$12,942||$12,942|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$22,165||$37,245|
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