UAlbany Flagship Match

The University at Albany will match the in-state tuition and fees of your home state’s flagship university!

Get the out-of-state college experience you’ve always wanted at the same cost you’d incur if you stayed in state.

If you live in one of the states listed below, you’ll pay the tuition and fees you would have paid at your state’s corresponding flagship – but you’ll earn a degree in the state of New York and get to experience all the benefits of studying and living in our bustling capital city.

CT - University of Connecticut
DC - University of DC
DE - University of Delaware
FL - University of Florida
GA - University of Georgia
MA - University of Massachusetts

MD - University of Maryland
ME - University of Maine
NH - University of New Hampshire
NJ - Rutgers University
NC - University of North Carolina

PA - Pennsylvania State University
RI -University of Rhode Island
SC - University of South Carolina
VA - University of Virginia
VT - University of Vermont

Apply now to the University at Albany!

Apply using the Common Application

Apply to over 500 participating colleges with one application.

Apply using the SUNY Application

Apply to multiple SUNY colleges with one application.

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of UAlbany students have a job or have started graduate school within six months of graduation

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Apply as a first-year applicant if you have never attended college before.

Application Priority Deadline: February 1

Required Materials
Official high school transcript(s)

Transcript(s) should be sent directly from your high school, either electronically or by mail to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
University at Albany 
1400 Washington Avenue 
Albany, New York 12222 

Official SAT or ACT scores (optional for 2023)

Standardized test scores are optional for most first-year students applying for admission in Spring 2023 and Fall 2023. Applicants for the Guaranteed Entrance Program to Upstate Medical and home-schooled applicants must submit test scores.

Test scores can be submitted on your official high school transcript or from the appropriate testing agency.

UAlbany's SAT Code: 2532 
UAlbany's ACT Code: 2926 

Personal essay

Complete the essay component of at least 250 words on the Common Application or SUNY Application. 

Teacher/Counselor recommendation

Submit one recommendation from a teacher or counselor through the Common Application or the SUNY Application.

Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee is $50. Submit your fee with your application or request a fee waiver through SUNY

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Apply as a transfer student if you have attended another college or university, even if you were only enrolled for a semester.

Fall Application Priority Deadline: May 1 
Spring Application Priority Deadline: December 1

Required Materials
Official transcript(s) of all college-level work

Official transcripts for all work taken at any college or university must be submitted, regardless of whether you expect to receive transfer credit. Transcript(s) can be sent directly to: 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
University at Albany 
1400 Washington Avenue 
Albany, New York 12222 

UAlbany also participates in e-transcripts. If you’ve completed college-level work at a participating e-transcript institution, you may request to have your official transcript sent electronically from your institution directly to UAlbany.  

Note: If you've completed fewer than 24 transferable college credits, you'll also need to submit an official high school transcript. All enrolled transfer students will need to supply an official final high school transcript with graduation date or the equivalent before the start of classes. 

Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee is $50. Submit your fee with your application or request a fee waiver through SUNY

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