In fall 2012, the University at Albany's total enrollment was 17,316. Undergraduate enrollment totaled 12,875; graduate enrollment was 4,441. UAlbany welcomed an incoming class of 2,568 as the class of 2016.
This freshman class, selected from a pool of 21,178 applications, had an average high school GPA of 90. Approximately 20 percent were in the top 10 percent of their high school class, with mid-range SAT scores of 1070 to 1190.
The University enrolled 181 Presidential and Frederick Douglas Scholars for 2012-13.
Incoming freshmen consisted of 52 percent men and 48 percent women; nearly 39 percent were students of color. New transfers to UAlbany for 2012-13 totaled 1,379 and consisted of 50 percent male and 50 percent female students.
Approximately 400 freshmen entered the University’s 16 “Living-Learning Communities,” designed to bring like-minded students together for classes and extracurricular activities around a variety of themes. These were: Business, Pre-Health, Healthy Habits, Laws and Justice, Community Service, Environmental Sustainability, Career Exploration, Art, Accounting, Fitness and Recreation, Jewish Life and Culture, Languages and Cultures, Health Care Careers, Computing and Information and two mixed-level (freshmen and upperclassmen) languages houses, Japan House and China House.