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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.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,594
   Women 1,705 (65.7%)
   Men 889 (34.3%)
Graduate Students 447
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 410-488 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 430-488 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 17-20 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $18,004
Out-of-state: $30,824
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $6,460
Out-of-state: $19,280
  Room and Board $7,844
Average Percent of Need Met 59%
Average Freshman Award $5,077
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 160
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Albany Population 76,185
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 72% of freshmen, 47% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division II
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