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University at Albany, State University of New York

Albany, NY 4-Year Public

UAlbany Student Life

UAlbany is on a 560-acre campus in a suburban setting in Albany, New York. There are many activities and organizations for UAlbany students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

UAlbany also has fraternities and sororities.

UAlbany has a thriving intramural athletics. In fact, more students participate in intramural athletics than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at UAlbany include cultural organizations, political organizations, community service and honor societies.

UAlbany students' favorite campus events are Purple Growl, Relay for Life.

Does UAlbany offer student housing?

UAlbany offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most UAlbany students live off campus. In 2021, 30% of undergrads at UAlbany lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 70% of students lived off-campus or commuted to UAlbany. There are 7,700 spots available in on-campus housing for all 13,182 undergraduates. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

UAlbany offers coed housing and .

Is UAlbany Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

SUNY Albany is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The UAlbany campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

UAlbany offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, UAlbany has Five Quad Ambulance Service, on-campus car battery assistance.

Plan a Visit to UAlbany

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to UAlbany, take New York State Thruway to Albany, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Albany International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore UAlbany's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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