UAlbany undergrad


In August 2009, the University at Albany welcomed one of its most academically accomplished and ethnically diverse freshman classes in recent history. The class featured an average high school GPA of 91, with nearly one-third students of color, making it UAlbany's most ethnically diverse class ever.

From a record 22,189 applications, the University enrolled 2,340 freshmen at a 47 percent admit rate. The lower admit rate, when compared with the 50.4 percent rate of 2008, is indicative of the University's increased selectivity for high-achieving students.

Twenty-two percent of the Class of 2013 graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class, compared to 16 percent of 2008's freshmen. The mid-range of the class's SAT scores was 1090-1220, a full ten points higher than last year's range of 1080-1210.

The University enrolled 253 Presidential Scholars, a 56 percent increase over last year, and the Honors College enrolled 137 high-achieving students, 88 percent more than last year.

Incoming freshmen were almost evenly split between the sexes: 50.3 percent were men, 49.6 percent, women.

Popular intended majors of the Class of 2013 include business and accounting; the sciences, including biology, chemistry, atmospheric and environmental science, and physics; psychology; political science and public policy; English; communication; journalism; criminal justice; computer and information science; history; and mathematics.

As of Aug. 31, 2009, UAlbany's total undergraduate enrollment was 13,037 and graduate enrollment was 4,587.