• Undergraduate Admissions

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

Other universities promise to transform you. To mold you into something else — something “better” — so that one day you’ll achieve success... however they define it.

But not us.

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.


  • “Best Colleges in the U.S.”
    — U.S. News & World Report
  • “Top 100 Public Universities in the U.S.”
    — Times Higher Education
  • “Best College Value”
    — Forbes

9

Schools & Colleges

1200+

World-Class Faculty

170+

Research Labs & Centers

300+

Student Clubs

18:1

Student-Faculty Ratio

18

NCAA Division I Athletic Teams

COSTS 2021-2022:

NYS Resident Tuition: $7,070
Out-of-State Tuition: $24,660
Room, Board & Fees: $17,769.50

ENROLLMENT:

13,286 undergraduates
4,258 graduate students
2,700 new freshmen
1,500 new transfers

CAMPUS INFO:

UAlbany is located in New York's vibrant capital city.

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

UAlbany is one of only 131 Research 1 institutions in the nation.

Studying at UAlbany
Undergraduate Minors
  • Acting
  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Bioethics
  • Biology
  • Broadcast Meteorology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Documentary Studies
  • Economics
  • Educational Studies
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Financial Market Regulation
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Globalization Studies
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Informatics
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese Studies
  • Journalism
  • Judaic Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Law and Philosophy
  • Leadership
  • Legal Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Pre-Education
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian
  • Russian and Eastern European Studies
  • Social Welfare Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability
  • Theatre
  • Theatrical Design/Technology
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • U.S. Latino Studies
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Scholarships

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers merit scholarships to newly admitted first-year and transfer students with noteworthy achievements. Incoming first-year students can also apply for competitive awards. 

Learn about our scholarships

Leadership & Engagement

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

Learn about these opportunities

Student Life

UAlbany’s campus is bustling with opportunities for you to get involved. Join one of our 300+ clubs and organizations, cheer on our 18 NCAA Division I teams, run for Student Association office, and so much more. 

Learn more about Student Life

Campus at a Glance


Apply to the University at Albany

Application Instructions for First-Year Students

Application Information 

  • Application fee: $50 

  • University at Albany’s SAT code: 2532  

  • University at Albany’s ACT code: 2926  

 

Application Deadlines 

  • Early Action: November 15

  • Regular Admission: February 1 (extended to February 22 for Fall 2021)

  • Enrollment Deposit: May 1

 

Required Documents 

  • Common Application or SUNY Application

  • Official high school transcript  

  • Official SAT/ACT scores  

  • Personal essay (through Common/SUNY Application) 

  • One teacher/counselor letter of recommendation

 

Financial Aid Information 

Follow these instructions to apply for financial aid as a first-year student:

 

Accepted Freshman Profile (2020)

  • Applications: 26,200

  • Mid-Range GPA: 89-95 (3.4-3.8)

  • Mid-Range SAT: 1130-1300

  • Mid-Range ACT: 23-28

 

Additional Information

Application Instructions for Transfer Students

Required Documents 

  • Application fee: $50

  • Common Application or SUNY Application

  • Official transcripts of all college-level work  

  • If fewer than 24 transferrable college credits, submit official final high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores 

  • Letters of recommendation not required but encouraged

 

Admissions Requirements

  • Accounting: 3.25 GPA

  • Business Administration: 3.25 GPA  

  • Criminal Justice: 3.2 GPA  

  • Digital Forensics: 3.25 GPA  

  • Financial Market Regulation: 3.2 GPA  

  • Human Development: 3.0 GPA  

  • Social Welfare: 3.0 GPA 

  • All other programs: 2.5 GPA 

 

Application Deadlines 

  • Spring: December 1 

  • Fall: May 1 

  • Social Welfare (Fall only): February 15 

 

Financial Aid Information 

Follow these instructions to apply for financial aid:

 

Additional Information

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University Hall 112

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States

Phone
Fax
518-442-5383
Office Hours

Academic Year: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.