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Schools & Colleges

1200+

World-Class Faculty

170+

Research Labs & Centers

300+

Student Clubs

18:1

Student-Faculty Ratio

18

NCAA Division I Athletic Teams

COSTS 2019-2020:

NYS Resident Tuition: $7,070
Out-of-State Tuition: $24,660
Room, Board and Fees: $17,196

ENROLLMENT:

13,598 undergraduates
4,346 graduate students
2,800 new freshmen
1,500 new transfers

CAMPUS INFO:

Nearly 60% of our classes have fewer than 30 students.

UAlbany is one of only 11 Research 1 institutions in New York.

Opportunities for research, internships, volunteering and jobs abound. 

Know you were made for more? The University at Albany was made for you.

Every year, 1,500 students transfer to UAlbany from colleges and universities across the globe. Here they finally discover the tools they need to unleash their individual potential.

If you’re ready to author your own success, and if you believe in the change you can make in this world, then we’re ready to welcome you home.


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    — U.S. News & World Report
  • “Top 100 Public Universities in the US”
    — Times Higher Education
  • “Best College Value”
    — Forbes
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

Scholarships

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers merit scholarships to newly admitted first-year and transfer students with noteworthy achievements. Incoming first-year students can also apply for competitive awards. 

Learn about our scholarships

Honors College

As an Honors College student, you’ll receive the benefits and resources of a prestigious, public Research 1 institution in a small and supportive community designed to foster individual growth.

Learn about the Honors College

Student Life

UAlbany’s campus is bustling with opportunities for you to get involved. Join one of our 300+ clubs and organizations, cheer on our 18 NCAA Division I teams, run for Student Association office, and so much more. 

Learn more about Student Life

  • A UAlbany graduate celebrating Commencement poses on the Podium.

    A UAlbany graduate celebrating Commencement poses on the Podium.

  • A professor teaches students outdoors on a beautiful day.

    A professor teaches students outdoors on a beautiful day.

  • An Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences science student interns as on-air weather broadcaster.

    An Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences science student interns as on-air weather broadcaster.

  • A student walks across campus amidst the fall foliage.

    A student walks across campus amidst the fall foliage.

  • Undergraduate students work in a laboratory at the Cancer Research Center of the Health Sciences Campus.

    Undergraduate students work in a laboratory at the Cancer Research Center of the Health Sciences Campus.

  • Two students study outside on UAlbany's Main Campus during the spring bloom.

    Two students study outside on UAlbany's Main Campus during the spring bloom.

  • A UAlbany student poses while studying abroad in the United Kingdom.

    A UAlbany student poses while studying abroad in the United Kingdom.

  • A student walks across UAlbany's snowy Main Campus.

    A student walks across UAlbany's snowy Main Campus.

Apply to the University at Albany

Required documents 

  • Application fee: $50

  • Common Application or SUNY Application 

  • Official transcripts of all college-level work  

  • If you have fewer than 24 transferrable college credits, submit an official final high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores.

  • Letters of recommendation are not required but encouraged.

Admissions requirements

  • Accounting: 3.25 GPA

  • Business Administration: 3.25 GPA  

  • Criminal Justice: 3.2 GPA  

  • Digital Forensics: 3.25 GPA  

  • Financial Market Regulation: 3.2 GPA  

  • Human Development: 3.0 GPA  

  • Social Welfare: 3.0 GPA 

  • All other programs: 2.5 GPA 

​​​​​Application deadlines 

  • Spring: December 1 

  • Fall: May 1 

  • Social Welfare (Fall only): February 15 

Financial aid information 

Additional information

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University Hall 112

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States

Phone
Fax
518-442-5383
Office Hours

Academic Year: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.