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    INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS

    Unique cultures. Diverse backgrounds. Personal stories. One UAlbany.

The University at Albany is widely recognized for Academic Excellence in the United States
  • $70,000
    Maximum scholarship award over four years
  • 1,800+
    International students attend UAlbany
  • 13,000+
    Undergraduate students in total
  • 1844
    2019 marked the University's 175th Anniversary
  • 18:1
    Student to Faculty Ratio

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
Undergraduate Minors
  • Acting
  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Bioethics
  • Biology
  • Broadcast Meteorology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Documentary Studies
  • Economics
  • Educational Studies
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Financial Market Regulation
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Globalization Studies
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Informatics
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese Studies
  • Journalism
  • Judaic Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Law and Philosophy
  • Leadership
  • Legal Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Pre-Education
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian
  • Russian and Eastern European Studies
  • Social Welfare Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability
  • Theatre
  • Theatrical Design/Technology
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • U.S. Latino Studies
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Students sit at the Main Campus fountain on a fall day.

    Students sit at the Main Campus fountain on a fall day.

  • Students walk through the Science Library on UAlbany's Main Campus.

    Students walk through the Science Library on UAlbany's Main Campus.

  • A snowy day on UAlbany's Main campus.

    A snowy day on UAlbany's Main campus.

  • Two students work outside on the Main Campus during the spring bloom.

    Two students work outside on the Main Campus during the spring bloom.

  • The sun sets over UAlbany's Health Sciences campus on a summer day.

    The sun sets over UAlbany's Health Sciences campus on a summer day.

  • A student walks along a tree-lined Main Campus path as the leaves change color for fall.

    A student walks along a tree-lined Main Campus path as the leaves change color for fall.

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.

 

Named a "Top 100 Public University in the US"

-Times Higher Education

A “best global University” recognized for academic research and reputation

-U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT

Named a "Best Value for International Students"

-collegefactual.com

A student attends a resource fair on UAlbany's campus
About International Student and Scholar Services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) will be your primary resource for everything from orientation and housing to insurance and family visas.