Albany, New York
Founded in 1844
Located in New York’s capital city, the University at Albany offers its more than 17,300 students the expansive opportunities of a major research university and an environment designed to foster success.

Programs Available

  • Bachelor's Degrees
  • Master's Degrees

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UAlbany students choose from 120 undergraduate majors and minors and more than 125 graduate programs. Many of these programs are nationally ranked, among them criminal justice, information and technology management (Informatics), public administration, social welfare, public health and sociology. In every area of study, students are instructed by faculty who are world-class scholars and teachers - many actively engaged in life-enhancing research that contributes profoundly to the public good.

Entry Requirements

  • Student's Full Home Address & Personal Email
  • Payment of Application Fee of $50
  • Copy of Passport
  • Official Transcripts (Originals and English Translations - minimum 2.5/4.0 GPA)
  • Student CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of Recommendation

Accommodation Options

The University at Albany offers a host of living options for incoming students. Freshmen students live in traditional residence halls. For non-freshman students, the housing options include apartment-style living. Students can also sign up for living-learning communities, which offers students a unique opportunity to connect classroom learning with residential life by pairing on-campus housing with students who share similar academic goals and interests. All housing options feature a host of standard amenities, including cable television, telephone and internet access, multiple dining options, fitness and wellness centers, as well as mail and laundry services.

Ranking Accreditation

The University is chartered by the Board of Regents of New York State, which has registered all of its degrees and programs and fully approved its professional programs through the State Education Department. UAlbany is also fully accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

University at Albany also enjoys specialized program accreditation from the following associations:

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Library Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Commission on Accreditation
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • National Association of School Psychologist
  • Network of School of Public Affairs and Administration
  • New York State Office of Professions
  • Planning Accreditation Board
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council