Wall Street Journal Names UAlbany One of "This Fall's Hot Schools"

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In the wake of the Sept. 11 events and the shifting economy, The Wall Street Journal has placed the University at Albany on its list of "This Fall's Hot Schools." The list suggests schools and colleges that parents and students will now turn to for such important features as desired location and affordability. The WSJ's list is part of an education article ("Colleges for a New Era") that highlights colleges that are, "poised to become players in the new landscape." UAlbany falls among the ranks of such institutions as the College of William & Mary, Dartmouth College, Pennsylvania State and Miami University, among others.

In compiling the list, the WSJ sought input from a panel of guidance counselors nationwide as safety and the economy play an increasing role in where families and students choose to send college applications. It cites UAlbany as anticipating 10 percent more applicants this year due to the shifting economy.

According to Harry Wood, UAlbany's director of undergraduate admissions, "The University at Albany has always prided itself on providing our students with an affordable, exceptional educational experience. UAlbany has numerous nationally recognized programs and 70 percent of our students pursue graduate or professional degrees. In addition, the University continues to rapidly flourish in the high-tech arena - building on our goal to become a major research institution. It is simply an exciting time to be at UAlbany."

UAlbany's current tuition with room and board is $11,350 for in-state and $16,400 for out-of-state students. Last year, the University experienced a five percent increase in application inquiries.

In August, the Kaplan/Newsweek College Catalog also named UAlbany as one of the top schools in the nation for offering the best value for the tuition dollar. This was part of Kaplan's Annual National High School Guidance Counselor Survey.

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October 10, 2001


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