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University at Albany
Albany, NY
University at Albany, founded in 1844, is a public institution and is part of the State University of New York system. Its 560-acre campus is located in Albany.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 12,908
   Women 6,318 (48.9%)
   Men 6,590 (51.1%)
Graduate Students 4,270
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 56% of 22,337 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.20
SAT Math 551 average
510-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 490-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
22-26 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: $24,731
Out-of-state: $39,811
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $9,124
Out-of-state: $24,204
  Room and Board $12,942
Average Percent of Need Met 57%
Average Freshman Award $11,352
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 675
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 11% of classes
Albany Population 97,660
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 92% of freshmen, 59% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Great Dane
Sororities 4% of women participate
Fraternities 2% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.8% Asian
17.2% Black/African-American
15.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.5% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students 5.8% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning 83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 58.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported