President Havidán Rodríguez with two female students. President addressing an audience from a lectern

Office of the President

UAlbany is Unleashing Greatness

Since its founding in 1844, the University at Albany has been inspiring greatness, and today we are leading and succeeding like never before.

Together, our nine schools and colleges form a distinctive public research university—driven by a passion for excellence and the desire to make a positive impact on our communities and the world.

Hailed by the White House as an Engine of Opportunity, UAlbany is nationally known for the success and upward mobility of first-generation and underrepresented students. And as one of the nation’s most diverse research (R1) institutions, our highest aspiration is harnessing our commitment to inclusive excellence while providing leaders, knowledge, and innovations that will create a better future for our planet. UAlbany’s strategic core priorities reflect our commitment to student success; research excellence; diversity, equity, and inclusion; internationalization; and engagement and service.

Of course, this process begins with the UAlbany student experience. From the moment students arrive, they work with a dedicated Student Success Team to create their personalized pathway—a roadmap that will support their needs and passions all the way to graduation and career success. Our wide array of hands-on learning experiences also make sure students have the tools to become the authors of their success.

Our nationally leading strengths in areas such as climate science, emergency preparedness, criminal justice, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, public policy and health sciences (with an emphasis on health equity) represent a unique academic and research cluster—all aimed at addressing the greatest challenges facing humankind.

But no matter which of our 50+ majors students choose, they will have an opportunity to conduct research, scholarship, and creative activities with our world-class faculty—experiences that provide critical preparation for high-impact careers.

In addition to these amazing assets, UAlbany is located in the capital of New York, a strategic location that opens doors to unparalleled internship and career opportunities.

So whether you are a prospective student, a job-seeker or just passing through, I hope you will take a closer look at UAlbany and learn how we can help you unleash your greatness on the world!


Signature of Havidan Rodriguez

Havidán Rodríguez