International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will be your primary resource for everything from orientation and housing to insurance and family visas.
The University at Albany is widely recognized for Academic Excellence in the United States
175 Years of Academic Excellence
At UAlbany, we know greatness.
For more than 175 years we’ve been fueled by a unique mix of academic excellence, internationally recognized research, and world-class faculty. Our students relentlessly pursue possibilities, create connections, and seize opportunities – locally and globally – with a single-minded purpose: to author their own success doing the things that matter. If you’re ready to tackle today’s biggest challenges, answer our most pressing questions, and solve society’s most vexing problems, you’re ready to unleash your greatness at the University at Albany.
Studying at UAlbany
STEM: International students with STEM degrees are eligible to apply for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) work permits. Majors with a STEM designation are noted below.
Actuarial and Mathematical Sciences (STEM)
Atmospheric Science (STEM)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (STEM)
Business Economics (STEM)
Computer Science (STEM)
Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (STEM)
Digital Forensics (STEM)
East Asian Studies
Electrical and Computer Engineering (STEM)
Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Environmental Science (STEM)
Environmental and Sustainable Engineering (STEM)
Financial Market Regulation (STEM)
Human Biology (STEM)
Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Public Policy and Management
Urban Studies and Planning
Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Cytotechnology & Molecular Cytotechnology
Note: Transfer students are not eligible for all pre-professional programs. Please see each program page for details.
- Africana Studies
- Art History
- Atmospheric Science
- Broadcast Meteorology
- Chinese Studies
- Cognitive Science
- Computer Science
- Creative Writing
- Criminal Justice Studies
- Documentary Studies
- Educational Studies
- Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
- Film Studies
- Financial Market Regulation
- Forensic Science
- Geographic Information Science
- Globalization Studies
- International Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Judaic Studies
- Korean Studies
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Law and Philosophy
- Legal Studies
- LGBTQ Studies
- Library and Information Science
- Medical Anthropology
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- Musical Theatre
- Organizational Studies
- Political Science
- Public Health
- Public Policy
- Religious Studies
- Russian and Eastern European Studies
- Social Welfare Studies
- Theatrical Design/Technology
- Urban Studies and Planning
- U.S. Latino Studies
- Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Life at the University at Albany
To truly enjoy and experience life on an American university campus, undergraduate students are required to live on campus for their first two years.
Residence halls on the Uptown and Downtown campuses are near classes and dining options, and provide a community where students can learn and study with other students in a safe and secure environment.
Transfer students may choose to live in off-campus apartments. They may also choose the Homestay living option, which means they live in the house of a local family. This allows students to improve their English and experience real American home life and culture.
Life in Albany, New York
Students get to experience all four seasons in Albany: The leaves change color in the autumn, snow falls in the winter, flowers bloom in the spring and the sun shines in the summer.
New York is world-famous for culture, business, entertainment, international diplomacy and world-class universities. Our campus is within reach of exceptional skiing, snowboarding and hiking in the Adirondacks, Catskills and Berkshires. New York City also hosts several of the world’s most-visited tourist attractions.
Many of our graduates find jobs right here in the Capital Region, which has vast opportunities in government, technology, business, healthcare and education.