Admissions Requirements

At UAlbany, we know that you're more than a grade point average and a test score.

The goal of UAlbany's admissions process is to identify applicants who will flourish in a diverse educational environment and contribute to our community as they pursue their academic goals. When evaluating applicants for freshman admission, we consider the following factors:

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The State University of New York has authorized the University at Albany to be test-optional for students applying for first-time freshman admission for the spring semester of 2022, fall semester of 2022, and the spring semester of 2023. View our test-optional policy
For fall 2020, the middle 50% of accepted freshman scored between 1130 and 1300 on the SAT and 23 to 28 on the ACT. UAlbany will accept self-reported ACT or SAT scores for provisional admission decisions; students who are enrolling must submit official scores at the same time as their final high school transcripts. The Admissions Office reserves the right to withdraw any scholarships and/or admission if a student’s official scores are found to be lower than those self-reported at the time of application. 

Accepted Freshman Profile ('20):


Applications: 26,200
Mid-Range GPA: 89-95 (3.4-3.8)
Mid-Range SAT: 1130-1300
Mid-Range ACT: 23-28