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|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||57%|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||87%|
|Mean ACT score||25|
SUNY Albany does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
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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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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 reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.
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.
|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||√|
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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 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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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UAlbany is Feb 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UAlbany is Jun 1.
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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.
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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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