UAlbany is Destination for Many Westchester County Grads

Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4989

With several of its schools ranked among the best in the nation and more than 100 degree programs, the University at Albany is frequently the destination of many exceptional high school students. Not surprisingly, the New York Times recently cited the University at Albany as the second most popular choice for high school graduates in Westchester County.

In a survey of 27 high schools by the Westchester section of the Times, it was found that last year, 129 students from the county attended Albany, which is second only to Westchester County Community College.

The article listed various reasons for the University's popularity, ranging from its affordability to its metropolitan location.

"Westchester County has some of the best public and private high schools in the country and many outstanding graduates," said Harry Wood, director of undergraduate admissions and recruitment at UAlbany. "We are fortunate to attract the interest of enthusiastic students who are drawn to the many highly regarded programs at Albany. Many of these students have gone on to distinguish themselves here and in graduate schools and professional programs."

UAlbany's School of Criminal Justice and Department of Public Administration were among the top ten in the nation, according to the U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings, "2002 America's Best Graduate Schools guidebook." Criminal Justice was ranked #4 and Public Administration was ranked #8.

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April 17, 2001


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