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UAlbany Earns National Praise Among Best Value Schools

UAlbany is ranked among Money Magazine's "Best Colleges For Your Money" in its 2019-20 report. (Photo by Mark McCarty)

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 17, 2019) – UAlbany offers students an excellent education at a great value, which is reflected in two recent national rankings of colleges and universities.

In its 2019-20 report, Money Magazine ranked UAlbany within the top 100 (no. 85) "Best Colleges for Your Money" in the United States.

According to an article explaining its methodology, Money states rankings are based on “the three basic factors that surveys show are the most important to parents and students: quality of education, affordability, and outcomes.” The three categories are given equal weights in the ranking.

Money evaluated 744 colleges and universities across the United States in its 2019-20 report, weighting more than 19,000 data points, including tuition fees, family borrowing and career earnings.

In addition, UAlbany ranked in the top 4 percent of all U.S. public schools for having the lowest average student loan debt per borrower, according to LendEDU's latest "Student Loan Debt by School by State Report."

The LendEDU report cited that students in UAlbany’s Class of 2018 average debt per borrower was $21,217, which ranked No. 3 in New York and No. 54 for all public schools.

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About the University at Albany
A comprehensive public research university, the University at Albany offers more than
120 undergraduate majors and minors and 125 master's, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs. UAlbany is a leader among all New York State colleges and universities in such diverse fields as atmospheric and environmental sciences, business, criminal justice, emergency preparedness, engineering and applied sciences, informatics, public administration, social welfare, and sociology taught by an extensive roster of faculty experts. It also offers expanded academic and research opportunities for students through an affiliation with Albany Law School. With a curriculum enhanced by 600 study-abroad opportunities, UAlbany launches great careers.