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Your success is our No. 1 priority. That means you’ll build your résumé before you even graduate – preparing you for wherever life takes you.

You’ll choose from over 50 undergraduate majors and more than 150 graduate programs that prepare you to succeed in a wide range of fields.

In every area of study, you’ll be instructed by faculty who are world-class scholars and teachers ─ many actively engaged in life-enhancing research that contributes profoundly to the public good. As mentors, they provide numerous student-research opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, inspiring you to advance your skills and aspirations.

Top Public Colleges in the U.S. - 2024

U.S. News & World Report

Top Public Colleges in the U.S. – 2024

Wall Street Journal

America’s Best Value Colleges - 2019


Nationally Renowned Programs

The excellence of a UAlbany education is recognized by many independent sources. UAlbany is ranked among the top universities in Forbes’ “America’s Best Public Colleges,” and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks many of our graduate programs among the top 50 in the United States, including clinical psychology, criminal justice, library and information studies, public affairs, public health, sociology and social work.

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U.S. News & World Report - 2023

Best Graduate Public Affairs Programs in NY

U.S. News & World Report - 2024

Top Graduate Schools for Criminology in NY

U.S. News & World Report - 2023

Best public health graduate schools in NY

U.S. News & World Report - 2024

Commitment to Diversity

The University at Albany is committed to upholding an environment rich in diversity and inclusion where all members of our community are treated with dignity and respect. We recognize that this is a journey but believe that in working together, we can actively engage to identify actionable items addressing issues of campus climate.

Seal of Excelencia for commitment to Latina/o student success

2022-2025 Excelencia in Education

Highlighted as national leader in advancing racial equity - 2020

Education Trust

National ‘HEED’ Diversity Award 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine

5-Star Rating 2024 Campus Pride Index

National Listing of LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges & Universities

Career Preparation

UAlbany prepares you to pursue careers in a wide range of professions and enter top graduate, law or medical schools. You’ll have access to internships and career preparation in Fortune 500 businesses and in every field, plus early assurance options with Albany Medical Center and a unique partnership with Albany Law School. Recent additions to our academic offerings include some of the most in-demand programs today, such as computer engineering, homeland security, emergency preparedness, digital forensics, financial market regulation and public health.

Top 7%
Top performers in social mobility - 2024

U.S. News & World Report

Top 15%
Top national universities based on contributions to public good - 2023

Washington Monthly

Top 6%
Top Social Mobility Elevators - 2020

Education Reform Now

Top 6%
Economic Mobility Index – 2022

Third Way

Strategic Location

The Capital Region of New York State has the highest employment rate in Upstate New York, and is home to bustling industries like government, technology, business, healthcare and education. The University's location provides you with limitless opportunities for internships and public service through which you will gain experience, test your skills, and prepare to launch a successful career.