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Study at SUNY At Albany

The State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, commonly known as the University at Albany, is a public university located in the capital of New York State. It is the senior campus of the State University of New York system. It was founded in 1844. SUNY at Albany consists of three campuses which are the Uptown and Downtown campuses in the city of Albany and one campus in East Greenbush, just east of Albany. It offers more than 180 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Computing and Information
  • College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
  • School of Business
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • School of Education
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Social Welfare
  • The Honors College

Great Dane is the official mascot of SUNY at Albany.

Profile of SUNY At Albany

University At Albany is in Albany, NY. Albany is a small city. The school is a public institution. University At Albany issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include mathematics, family and social work, and liberal arts.

University At Albany Selectivity

Not all applicants to University At Albany are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 580 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 510 to 610 in 2007.


The most successful professors at University At Albany are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student enrolment

Approximately 17,684 students study at University At Albany .

Student Life

The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students participate in America East and Northeast Conference athletics.

University At Albany Programs and Degrees
General Category


Most Common Majors

Liberal Arts1,742English, speech and rhetoric, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, history, political science, economics, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management561 business management, accounting, taxation, organizational behavior
Education and Teaching465reading teaching, curriculum and instruction, special ed, educational administration, school counseling, math teaching, English teaching, ESL instruction, . . .
Therapy and Counseling458 psychology, educational psychology, clinical psychology, psychology courses, counseling psychology, organizational psychology, psychobiology, cognitive psychology
Science337 biology, physics, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, epidemiology, geology, toxicology
Family and Social Work291social work, public administration, public policy analysis
Computer Science and Engineering162information science, computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement126 criminal justice and safety
Mathematics85 mathematics, mathematics and statistics, statistics
Medicine60public health
Religion and Philosophy22philosophy, Jewish studies
Engineering19materials science
Architecture and Planning18urban planning
Drama and Performing Arts13drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9vocational counseling
Art Studies8art studies
Music 7music
Conservation and Resource Management 2conservation

Contact: University At Albany

SUNY At Albany

1400 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12222

General Phone: (518) 442-3300


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