Fast Facts

The University at Albany is an internationally recognized public research institution located in the state capital of New York. Established in 1844 and designated a university in 1962, UAlbany puts the world within reach for over 18,000 students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.


Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks the University of Albany as one of the nation's top colleges for excellence in academics and affordability, and Forbes magazine placed UAlbany in its top 100 "America's Best Public Colleges" 2009 list. Our College of Nanotechnology Science and Engineering ranks number one in the world. And U.S.News & World Report ranks our graduate programs in criminal justice, information technology and public administration among the top 10 in the nation.

Programs of Study

The University offers more than 120 programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees. Undergraduates choose from 58 majors and 61 minors. A rigorous Honors College provides enriched opportunities for exceptionally motivated students.


UAlbany's 1,000-plus faculty members are world-class teachers and scholars who publish their work, consult with industry, and conduct research with an impact.


Our student body of 13,250 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students includes representatives of 100 different nations.


UAlbany's 145,000-plus living alumni are across the world, working at the highest levels in education, scientific research, the law, and more.

Student Life

UAlbany students get involved in a variety of activities, from Greek life to musical groups to community service. Our Division for Student Success offers a range of support services and opportunities, from career services to residential life to orientation.


UAlbany sports has eight men's and 11 women's teams competing at the NCAA Division I intercollegiate level. Seventeen of these 19 are members of the America East Conference, while football competes in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Northeast Conference, and women's golf in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

Tuition & Financial Aid

For the 2009-2010 academic year, undergraduates who are residents of New York pay $4,970; out-of-state undergrads pay $12,870. Graduate tuition is $8,370 for New York residents and $13,250 for those who live out of state. The University also offers scholarships and financial aid for students who qualify.