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UAlbany Listed Among Top 100 ‘Best Colleges for Your Money’

Students walk on the campus of UAlbany, which was ranked among the Money’s top 100 “Best Colleges for Your Money.” (Photo by Mark Schmidt)

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 17, 2017) — The University at Albany made the top-100 list in Money magazine’s latest edition of “Best Colleges for Your Money,” released last week.

UAlbany was ranked 79th on Money’s list of 711 schools that best combine educational quality, affordability and alumni success, and was among the top 10 large public universities in the Northeast on the list.

Money rated 2,400 schools on 27 criteria, including graduation rate, teacher quality, economic mobility, the net price of a degree and the earnings of graduates five years out. Economic mobility looks at the percentage of low-income students who move into the upper-middle class.

Five other State University of New York schools made Money’s top-100 list, including the University at Buffalo (98), Brockport (93), College of Environmental Science and Forestry (70), Stony Brook (54) and Binghamton (33).

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A comprehensive public research university, the University at Albany offers more than 120 undergraduate majors and minors and 125 master's, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs. UAlbany is a leader among all New York State colleges and universities in such diverse fields as atmospheric and environmental sciences, business, criminal justice, emergency preparedness, engineering and applied sciences, informatics, public administration, social welfare, and sociology taught by an extensive roster of faculty experts. It also offers expanded academic and research opportunities for students through an affiliation with Albany Law School. With a curriculum enhanced by 600 study-abroad opportunities, UAlbany launches great careers.