The University at Albany is an internationally recognized public research institution located in the state capital of New York. Founded in 1844 and designated a university in 1962, UAlbany puts the world within reach for more than 17,000 students at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks the University at Albany as one of the nation's top colleges for excellence in academics and affordability, and Forbes magazine places UAlbany in its top 100 "America's Best Public Colleges" list. Our College of Nanoscale 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 125 programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees. Undergraduates choose from 50 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 12,779 undergraduates and 4,363 graduate students (Fall 2011 totals) includes representatives from 83 different nations.
UAlbany's 157,000-plus living alumni are across the world, working at the highest levels in education, scientific research, the law, and more.
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 2012-13 academic year, undergraduates who are residents of New York pay $5,570; out-of-state undergraduates pay $13,380. Graduate tuition is $8,870 for New York residents and $15,160 for those who live out of state. The University also offers scholarships and financial aid for students who qualify.