Albany State University

Albany, GA

Albany State, a public, historically black, liberal arts university, was founded in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute. In 1917, it became the state-supported, two-year Georgia Normal and Agricultural College; in 1943 it became a four-year institution and was renamed Albany State College; and in 1996 it gained university status. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing. The 206-acre campus is located in southwest Georgia, 180 miles from Atlanta.

Website: www.asurams.edu/

Public
Co-ed
2,594
Undergraduate
Students
(65.7%) 1,705 Women
(34.3%) 889 Men
447
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
50% of 2,915 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
2.94
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
17-20 range of middle 50%
See more

Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $15,202
Out-of-state: $28,278
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,726
Out-of-state: $19,802
Room and Board
$8,476
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$4,838
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
See more

Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
125
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
See more

Campus Life

Albany Population
76,185
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
39% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
See more

Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1% Asian
90.2% Black/African-American
1.9% Hispanic/Latino
1.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
4.6% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students
0.4%
First-Year Students Returning
67.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
5.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
See more

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required June 1
SAT Only Not used if submitted June 1
ACT Only Not used if submitted June 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required for some June 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
504 College Drive
City, State, Zip
Albany, GA 31705-2717
Phone
(229) 430-4646
Fax
(229) 430-3936
E-mail
admissions@asurams.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
50% of 2,915 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 2,140 applicants were admitted
Men
52% of 775 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
586 (40%) of 1,448 admitted students enrolled
Women
389 (37%) of 1,042 admitted students enrolled
Men
197 (49%) of 406 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
2.94
3.75 and Above
5%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
36%
2.00 - 2.49
16%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
17-20 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
5%
Score of 18 - 23
67%
Score of 12 - 17
28%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 11%
Top quarter: 32%
Top half: 70%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $15,202
Out-of-state: $28,278
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,726
Out-of-state: $19,802
Room and Board
$8,476
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Final deadline July 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001544
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,300 (99.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,225 (94.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,225 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
93 (7.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$4,838
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,077 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,791
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,076 (87.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,807
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 445 (36.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
54 (4.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $565

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,660 (96.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,287 (89.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,287 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
397 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$4,720
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,788 (84.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,716
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,756 (83.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,073
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,111 (33.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
30 (.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $970

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Education, Health Fields, Mathematics, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
125
Part-Time Faculty
30
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
66%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 59% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English Education
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Physical Education
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Water Resources

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Albany Population
76,185
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
232 acres

Weather

Temperature
35.2 average low in January, 90.4 average high in September
Rain
115 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Albany
Nearest Train Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Macon

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
39% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
61%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
ConnectED Emergency E-mail, Emergency sirens, Active Shooter Team, Certified Police Officers

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Softball    
Tennis    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, asu anointed gospel choir, asu pan-hellenic council (greeks), peer educators, sife (students in free enterprise), student government association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,594
Women
1,705 (65.7%)
Men
889 (34.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,194
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1% Asian
90.2% Black/African-American
1.9% Hispanic/Latino
1.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
4.6% White
1.8% Unknown
International Students.
0.4%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
447

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
67.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
5.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
23.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
31.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases, copyright © 2019 Peterson's, a Nelnet company. All rights reserved."