University at Albany, State University of New York

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world rank  319

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University Overview

Founded in 1844, University at Albany, State University of New York is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Albany (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New York. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, University at Albany, State University of New York (UAlbany) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University at Albany, State University of New York (UAlbany) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 176 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UAlbany also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UAlbany
Founded 1844
Motto Sapientia et sua et docendi causa
Wisdom both for its own sake and for the sake of teaching
Colours Purple and gold

University Location

Address 1400 Washington Avenue
Albany
12222 New York
United States
Tel +1 (518) 442 3300
Fax +1 (518) 437 4909

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 1400 Washington Avenue
Albany 12222
(518) 442 5435

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University at Albany, State University of New York's Library
SUNY at Albany's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,324,006 physical volumes, 9,733 physical media, 40,092 digital/electronic medium and 346 licensed digital/electronic databases. SUNY at Albany's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
University at Albany, State University of New York provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 7,573 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1938


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Library Association (ALA), Committee on Accreditation
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Academy of Forensics (AAFS)
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Network of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • State University of New York (SUNY) System
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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