UAlbany is on a 560-acre campus in the suburban setting of Albany, New York.
UAlbany has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? UAlbany has fraternities and sororities.
UAlbany has several thriving intramural athletics. In fact, more students participate in the 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 and The BIG Event (community service).
This table offers information on housing at UAlbany.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||30%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||7,700|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||70%|
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 2022, 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 13,654 undergraduates. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
UAlbany offers coed housing.
At UAlbany there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at UAlbany:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
|Rock Climbing||Intercollegiate Sport||Intercollegiate Sport|
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. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, UAlbany has Five Quad Ambulance Service, on-campus car battery assistance.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit UAlbany, take New York State Thruway to Albany, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Albany International airport.
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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