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COLLEGE PROFILE

University at Albany

Albany, NY

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4 
Mathematics 2 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 1 3
Social Studies 3 
History 2 
Academic Electives 4 
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredMarch 16
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACTNot used if submittedMarch 16
SAT Subject Tests OnlyNot used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address1400 Washington Avenue
City, State, ZipAlbany, NY  12222-0001
Phone(518) 442-5435
Fax 
E-mailugadmissions@albany.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Application Fee$50
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationRolling
Accept Offer of AdmissionBy May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineNovember 1
Early Action NotificationNovember 15
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
OtherPortfolio, audition recommended for some freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
Ethnicity
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate56% of 22,337 applicants were admitted
   Women54% of 11,570 applicants were admitted
   Men59% of 10,767 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled3,438 (27%) of 12,608 admitted students enrolled
   Women1,697 (27%) of 6,261 admitted students enrolled
   Men1,741 (27%) of 6,347 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission RateNot reported
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.20
3.75 and Above13%
3.50 - 3.7419%
3.25 - 3.4925%
3.00 - 3.2422%
2.50 - 2.9920%
2.00 - 2.491%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math551 average
510-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
56%
Score of 400 - 500
19%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading490-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
16%
Score of 500 - 600
54%
Score of 400 - 500
28%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing536 average
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 Composite24 average
22-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
48%
Score of 18 - 23
44%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 16%
Top quarter: 30%
Top half: 86%
Bottom half: 14%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.41 3.63 564 580 26
Low 2.35 2.60 390 450 19
High 4.00 4.70 710 700 34
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