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SUNY at Albany

Albany, New York

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SUNY at Albany overview
Location Albany, New York
Online albany.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
SUNY at Albany overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The State University of New York at Albany, commonly known as SUNY Albany, occupies a modern campus characterized by its distinctive uptown campus with notable 1960s architecture and the downtown campus that reflects a historic charm rooted in the institution's 1844 founding. Located in New York's capital city of Albany, the school is in close proximity to a major political and economic hub. SUNY Albany offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs, with distinguished recognition in fields such as nanoscale science and engineering, criminal justice, public administration, and information science. The university maintains a moderately selective admissions process, accommodating a diverse student body with a broad range of academic interests. Housing is available on campus through a variety of residential complexes, designed to serve the needs of both undergraduate and graduate students. SUNY Albany's athletic teams, known as the Great Danes, compete at the NCAA Division I level, primarily in the America East Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 25,976 prospective students applied, and 17,639 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,651 enrolled in the school.  13,760 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,898 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $7,070 plus fees of $3,338. University at Albany- SUNY is ranked 242 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












University at Albany- SUNY is rated within the top 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

SUNY at Albany overview
SAT 1120/1320
ACT 22/31
GPA 3.3

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

New York Resident Tuition

In State Costs for SUNY at Albany
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$3,338
Room and Board $15,598
Budget for Other Expenses$2,100
Total One Year Cost$29,106

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for SUNY at Albany
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$3,338
Room and Board $15,598
Budget for Other Expenses$2,100
Total One Year Cost$46,946

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$55,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

64% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by SUNY at Albany students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 20%
English and Literature 14%
Business 13%
Psychology 12%
Biology 9%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196060 IPEDS survey data for SUNY at Albany.

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