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University at Albany, State University of New York

Albany, NY 4-Year Public

About UAlbany

SUNY Albany is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Albany, New York. UAlbany was founded in 1844 and now enrolls around 17,688 students a year, including 13,182 undergrads.

UAlbany offers housing for up to 7,700 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of UAlbany's endowment was $75.126 million The institution spends around $21,719 for each full-time student enrolled. UAlbany employs one full-time professor for every 19 undergrads enrolled.

2021 UAlbany Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 87%
Average GPA 3.3
Mean ACT score 25
In-State Tuition $7,270
Out-of-State $24,740

2022 UAlbany Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at UAlbany

SUNY Albany does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to UAlbany is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!
UAlbany admits 87% of students that apply early action.

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UAlbany Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into UAlbany. Around 57% of applicants get into UAlbany each year. Out of 26,125 applications received in 2021, 14,932 students were offered admission.

UAlbany Waitlist 2021

UAlbany reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into SUNY Albany?

UAlbany is considered very difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to UAlbany, applicants must submit the following items.

UAlbany Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements portfolio, audition
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

UAlbany Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to UAlbany is 3.3 /4.0. The mean ACT score for UAlbany students is 25.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to UAlbany.

Does UAlbany Require Test Scores?

UAlbany is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 87% submitted the SAT. 14% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at UAlbany

Yes! UAlbany provides on-campus housing for up to 7,700 students.

UAlbany students are active in the school's intramural athletics, cultural organizations and political organizations.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at UAlbany.

Financial Aid at UAlbany

UAlbany meets 58% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UAlbany full-time are awarded $11,821 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is UAlbany a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UAlbany

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UAlbany, around 83% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 2,569 students who started at UAlbany as first-time freshman, 1,435 graduate within four years.

Around 63% of students who started at UAlbany earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for UAlbany Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $27,555 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UAlbany sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is UAlbany a good school for you?

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Where is SUNY Albany Located?

UAlbany is located in the suburban setting of Albany, New York.

If you want to see UAlbany for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take New York State Thruway to Albany, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Albany International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UAlbany and Albany are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1400 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12222-0001

Campus Setting: Suburban

UAlbany Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UAlbany is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UAlbany is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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UAlbany ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

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22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UAlbany is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into UAlbany. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UAlbany SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

550 - 630


Reading SAT Range

550 - 620

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UAlbany Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UAlbany is like? There are approximately 17,688 students enrolled at UAlbany, including 13,182 undergraduate students and 4,506 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from NY and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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