• Undergraduate Admissions

    The University at Albany is home to dreamers and achievers – just like you.

Become One of the Greats.

We know there’s greatness already in you – it’s been there all along. Our offer to you is a simple one: let us help you be the best you. To get you to see what we see — a blazing potential that’s ready to be unleashed.

Apply to UAlbany

Apply as a first-year student if you are a high school student, or have a high school degree, and want to enroll in an undergraduate degree program. 

Apply as a transfer student if you are or were attending another college and want to enroll in an undergraduate degree program. 

Apply as an international student if you are a citizen of any country besides the United States and want to enroll in an undergraduate degree program as a first-year or transfer student. 

Apply as a visiting student if you want to take undergraduate classes without enrolling in a degree program. 

Apply for readmission if you withdrew from UAlbany and want to re-enroll. 

Apply for dual admission with UAlbany and the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), Fulton-Montgomery Community College (SUNY FMCC), or Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC).



Schools & Colleges


World-Class Faculty


Research Labs & Centers


Student Clubs


Student-Faculty Ratio


NCAA Division I Athletic Teams

COSTS 2022-2023:

NYS Resident Tuition: $7,070
Out-of-State Tuition: $24,910
Room, Board & Fees: $18,895


12,654 undergraduates
4,421 graduate students
2,800 new first-years
1,300 new transfers


UAlbany is one of only 146 Research 1 institutions in the nation.

UAlbany's students and faculty represent more than 100 nations.

UAlbany is one of only 290 institutions with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Campus at a Glance

"Best College Value"

— Forbes

"Top 100 Public Universities in the U.S."

— Times Higher Education

“Best Colleges in the U.S.”

— U.S. News & World Report

Preparing for Your Future  

Albany is New York’s state capital and the third largest seat of government in the United States.

As a Research I institution, the University at Albany’s location in the heart of TechValley provides unique research and work opportunities. Our students learn in state-of-the-art laboratories and work alongside those who are making a global impact.  

Our location and partnerships give UAlbany students direct access to internship and volunteering opportunities with well-known organizations, ranging from the Department of Health to GlobalFoundries.  

Many of our graduates find jobs right here in the Capital Region, which has vast opportunities in government, technology, business, healthcare and education. The area is home to General Electric, Philips Healthcare, Naval Nuclear Laboratory and Regeneron. 

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Get Ready to be UAlbany Bound

While you’re waiting for your admissions decision, get to know our campus community better. 


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Living-Learning Communities

Find your community on campus. Live and take classes with other incoming students who share your personal interests, passions or intended academic major.

Learn about Living-Learning Communities

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Leadership & Engagement

Highly engaged and motivated students can enhance their college experience through several programs focused on leadership, academic rigor, social justice and community engagement.

Learn about these opportunities

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Student Life

UAlbany’s campus is bustling with opportunities for you to get involved. Join one of our 250+ clubs and organizations, cheer on our 18 NCAA Division I teams, run for Student Association office, and so much more.

Learn about Student Life

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University Hall 112

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States

Office Hours

Appointments: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

Phones: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday