Why UAlbany?

The University at Albany attracts some of the best faculty and students from more than 100 countries. Here are a few reasons why.

Academic excellence.
A great education relies on a strong foundation of academic rigor, and that's exactly what you'll find at UAlbany. We're renowned for our rigorous undergraduate programs, and many of our graduate programs routinely earn a place in U.S. News & World Report's top 50. With nationally recognized faculty, you'll explore theories, conduct research that has an impact, and prepare to embrace a world of opportunities.

A strategic location.
Studying in the capital city of New York means more for you—more professional experience, more networking opportunities, more fun things to do. Whether you're interested in a conversation with a Pulitzer-prize winning author or a high-level internship in state government, Albany will open the world to you.

A broad worldview.
Our students come from more than 90 different nations and a wide range of political, religious, and cultural backgrounds. They aspire to be lawyers, doctors, teachers, chemists, community leaders, and more. In class and in the dining halls, you'll learn about different cultures and develop a new view of the world.

A great value.
A great education is an excellent investment in your future. A UAlbany education is an especially good value —we work hard to keep costs within reach, and we offer merit-based scholarships as well as need-based financial aid. It's no wonder that Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks UAlbany as one of the nation's top colleges for excellence in both academics and affordability.