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    ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

    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.

Student and Professor working outsideYou’ll choose from over 150 undergraduate programs and more than 125 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.

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.

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.

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.