Fast Facts & FAQs

Fast Facts

Enrollment:
13,508 undergraduates
4,235 graduate students
2,750 new freshmen
1,500 new transfers

Accepted Freshman Profile ('18):

Applications: 27,600
Average GPA: 92.2 (3.6/4.0)
Mid-Range SAT (ERW+M): 1150-1310
Mid-Range ACT: 23-27

Average Transfer GPA: 3.1 (minimum 2.5 for most programs)

Costs ('18-'19):

NYS Resident Tuition: $6,870
Non-NYS Resident Tuition: $23,710
Room, Board, & Fees: $16,828

America East Division I Athletics:
Baseball  Soccer (m+w)
Basketball (m+w) Softball 
Cross Country (m+w)         Track and Field (m+w)
Field Hockey (w) Volleyball (w)
Indoor Track (m+w) Football (Colonial Athletic Association)
Lacrosse (m+w) Golf (w) (MAAC)

 


FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

GENERAL

Q: How can I contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office?
A: The Undergraduate Admissions Office can be reached by phone at (518) 442-5435 or email at ugadmissions@albany.edu.

Q: What can I study at UAlbany?
A: UAlbany offers over 150 academic programs. Click here for a full list. 

Q: Can I visit the campus?
A: Students often find that a visit to UAlbany helps them decide whether this is the university for them. Visitors can attend an information session and join a student-led tour on select days during the week as well as many weekends when the University is in session. For more information and available dates, click here

Q: What is the University at Albany’s school code for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
A: The University at Albany’s code is 002835.

Q: What are the University at Albany’s school codes for the SAT and ACT?
A: The University at Albany’s code for the SAT is 2532 and the ACT code is 2926.

Q: Can I appeal my admission decision?
A: For an appeal to have merit it must bring to light new academic or personal information that was not present in the application. Click here for more information and instructions.

Q: Once I’ve been admitted, what do I do next?
A: To reserve your place in the entering class, you must submit your enrollment deposit by the date in your acceptance letter. Shortly after your deposit is received, you will receive information about our Welcome Website, which contains important information about residential life, orientation, advising, registration, and more.

 

FRESHMAN APPLICANTS

Q: What is the required GPA for freshman admission?
A: For freshman, the average GPA of accepted freshmen for fall 2018 was 92.2 (3.6/4.0). The middle 50% were between 88 and 96 (3.2-3.8).  

Q: What is the required SAT or ACT score for freshman admission?
A: Freshman applicants must take the SAT or ACT to be considered for admission. The middle 50% of accepted freshman for fall 2018 scored between 1150 and 1310 on the SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math), and 23 to 27 on the ACT.

Q: What is the freshman application process?
A: The University at Albany accepts both the Common Application and the State University of New York (SUNY) Application. The application fee is $50. Freshman applicants must submit an official high school transcript and official SAT or ACT scores. In addition, all freshman applicants must submit a 250-500 word personal essay and one teacher or counselor letter of recommendation. For more information on applying, click here.

Q: What are the deadlines to apply for freshman?
A: For freshman applicants, the Early Action application deadline is November 1 and the Regular Admission priority deadline is February 1. For more specific deadline information, please click here.

Q: When will I receive my freshman admission’s decision?
A: Notification of freshman admission decisions for Early Action applicants will begin on December 1. Notification of freshman admission decisions for Regular Admission applicants will begin on January 1. Decisions will only be made on complete applications.  

Q: What scholarships or merit awards are offered and who is eligible?
A: The University at Albany offers several merit awards based on academic achievement to incoming freshmen. Award types and amounts are established each year and are subject to change.  Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (518) 442-5435 or ugadmissions@albany.edu to receive the most up-to-date information.   

 

TRANSFER APPLICANTS

Q: What is the required GPA for transfer admission?
A: For transfers, most programs require a minimum 2.5 overall GPA. Accounting, Business Administration and Digital Forensics require a 3.25. Criminal Justice and Financial Market Regulation require a 3.2. Human Development and Social Welfare require a 3.0.

Q: What is the transfer application process?
A: The University at Albany accepts both the Common Application and the State University of New York (SUNY) Application. The application fee is $50. Transfer applicants who apply using the SUNY Application must submit the UAlbany Transfer Part II. All transfer applicants must submit official transcripts of all college-level work. For more information on applying, click here.

Q: What are the deadlines to apply as a transfer student?
A: For transfer applicants, the priority application deadline is December 1 for the spring semester and June 1 for the fall semester. For more specific deadline information, please click here.

Q: When will I receive my transfer admission’s decision?
A: Notification of transfer admission decisions will begin on November 1 for the Spring semester and February 1 for the Fall semester. Decisions will only be made on complete applications.

Q: How will I know which credits will transfer?        
A: A tentative number of transferable credits is indicated in your acceptance letter at the time admission is granted. A formal credit evaluation will be prepared and available on MyUAlbany after you submit your admissions deposit. To view transfer course equivalency information prior to admission, click here

Q: Is there housing available for transfer students?
A: Housing for transfer students is limited and not guaranteed, and students will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Q: Can transfer students apply for EOP?
A: Yes, but in order to be accepted as an EOP student, you must be enrolled in an EOP, HEOP, SEEK or College Discovery program at your current college. 

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Q: Does the University at Albany offer a conditional admission program?
A: Yes, the University offers a conditional admission option for students who do not meet the minimum English language requirement. For more information, click here.

Q: Do international applicants need to submit SAT or ACT scores?
A: International freshman applicants attending high school in the USA must submit SAT or ACT scores with their application. They may also choose to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores to strengthen their application. International students attending high school overseas must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not their native tongue. SAT/ACT scores are not required, only optional for overseas students.

Q: What is the minimum TOEFL requirement for admission?
A: The minimum TOEFL requirement is 70 for the internet-based test and 523 for the paper-based test.

Q: Does the University at Albany accept IELTS, and if so, what is the minimum requirement for admission?
A: Yes, the University does accept IELTS and the minimum is a 6.0 band score.

Q: What are the minimum estimated expenses needed for the International Financial Statement?
A: For 2017-2018, the minimum estimated expenses must total $42,009 USD per year.