SUNY at Albany: Statistics

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#435 of 14,131 In the World
#161 of 2,597 In North America
#140 of 2,496 In the United States
#10 of 221 In New York State
#1 of 7 In Albany
#28 of 1,206 For Criminology and Criminal Justice
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Acceptance rate
68%
Average SAT
1185
Average ACT
26
Aid receiving
92%
Undergraduates
12,654
Graduates
4,421
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.albany.edu

SUNY at Albany Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

SUNY at Albany has an acceptance rate of 68% and is among the top 29% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 68% 64% 71%
Applicants 21,265 9,124 12,141
Admissions 14,458 5,871 8,587
Freshmen enrolled full time 3,019 1,260 1,759
Freshmen enrolled part time 11 4 7

5,351 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,656 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
458 or 15%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1090
or below

75% of them
had 1280
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in SUNY at Albany are 1090-1280 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
46 or 2%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in SUNY at Albany are 22-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 7915 (46%)
Black or African American 2954 (17%)
Hispanic 2661 (16%)
Asian 1347 (8%)
Nonresident Alien 1123 (7%)
Two or more races 636 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 389 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 15 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 10 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Average aid awarded
$10,460
Students receiving aid
92%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,070$11,310
Tuition in-state $7,070$11,310
Tuition out-of-state $24,910$23,100
Fee in-district $3,338$2,225
Fee in-state $3,338$2,225
Fee out-of-state $3,338$2,225

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 6,867
Combined charge for room and board $15,053
Room charge $9,558
Meal charge $5,495

SUNY at Albany majors

SUNY at Albany has granted 3,352 bachelor's degrees across 45 programs, 1,204 master's across 62 programs, and 139 doctorate degrees across 34 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at SUNY at Albany.

Major Bachelor Master Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 265 94
Psychology, General 295 9
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 268 24 3
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 251 7 9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 235 17
Human Biology 221
Accounting 118 87
Homeland Security 201
Computer Science 141 40 6
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 136 45 3
Sociology, General 173 3 4
Social Work 23 131 4
Political Science and Government, General 140 8 4
Informatics 137
Public Health, General 49 77 2
Educational & Instructional Technology 106
English Language and Literature, General 87 7 6
Education, Other 96
History, General 62 14 3
Public Administration 62 4
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 48 16
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 60
Information Science & Studies 53 4
Chemistry, General 33 5 10
Applied Mathematics, General 42
Mathematics, General 34 3 5
Reading Teacher Education 36 1
Journalism 33
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor 33
Public Policy Analysis, General 30
Taxation 30
Educational Psychology 22 6
Art & Art Studies, General 26
Electrical and Computer Engineering 20 4 1
Anthropology, General 13 5 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 24
Special Education and Teaching, General 23
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 9 6 5
School Librarian & School Library Media Specialist 20
Applied Statistics, General 19
Physics, General 13 5 1
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 16
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 16
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 11 4
Philosophy 11 4
Industrial and Organizational Psychology 12 2
Spanish Language and Literature 4 6 4
African-American & Black Studies 11 1
East Asian Studies 12
Geography 5 7
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 11
Linguistics 11
Women's Studies 6 5
International Relations and Affairs 10
Latin American and Caribbean Studies 9 1
Urban Studies & Affairs 10
Biomedical Sciences, General 3 6
Fine & Studio Arts, General 9
Music, General 9
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 9
Clinical Psychology 8
Counseling Psychology 2 6
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 7
Social Studies Teacher Education 7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 6
Geographic Information Science and Cartography 6
Biostatistics 3 1
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics 4
Curriculum and Instruction 4
Engineering, Other 1 3
Environmental Toxicology 1 3
Chinese Studies 3
International and Comparative Education 3
Mathematics Teacher Education 3
Natural Resources & Conservation, General 3
Behavioral Neuroscience 2
Education, General 2
Forensic Science and Technology 2
Japanese Language and Literature 2
Biology Teacher Education 1
Chemistry Teacher Education 1
Earth Science Teacher Education 1
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 1
Epidemiology 1
School Psychology 1
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1
Grand Total 3,352 1,204 139

SUNY at Albany has a graduation rate of 66%, which is among the 30% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 66% 62% 71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

Publications & Citations

SUNY at Albany is a world-class research university with 28,357 scientific papers published and 813,066 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Medicine, Computer Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Engineering, Political Science, and Psychology.

Publications
28,357
Citations
813,066

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
14,775 / 399,538
Biology
14,018 / 474,699
Medicine
11,307 / 391,659
Computer Science
11,299 / 332,261
Chemistry
11,235 / 352,209
Environmental Science
11,182 / 369,236
Physics
10,944 / 303,807
Engineering
10,720 / 292,305
Political Science
8,769 / 211,927
Psychology
8,612 / 294,914
Law
8,221 / 203,945
Sociology
7,804 / 224,982
Quantum and Particle physics
7,529 / 188,237
Philosophy
6,770 / 163,038
Geography and Cartography
6,618 / 204,478
Genetics
6,411 / 217,061
Biochemistry
6,255 / 217,682
Geology
6,244 / 228,368
Mathematics
6,146 / 182,926
Organic Chemistry
6,015 / 175,864
Business
5,016 / 134,236
Materials Science
4,788 / 127,836
Statistics
4,638 / 147,879
Economics
4,551 / 102,662
Ecology
4,289 / 151,340
History
4,191 / 110,804
Pathology
4,149 / 152,065
Psychiatry
3,949 / 155,278
Paleontology
3,531 / 142,382
Archaeology
3,512 / 103,885
Linguistics
3,471 / 87,237
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
3,303 / 90,621
Social Psychology
3,240 / 121,175
Optical Engineering
3,070 / 80,886
Public Health
2,951 / 110,508
Neuroscience
2,827 / 104,735
Demography
2,582 / 93,745
Development Studies
2,489 / 60,183
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
2,472 / 95,933
Art & Design
2,385 / 48,422

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 302 3253
1991 280 3533
1992 298 4013
1993 296 4081
1994 299 4147
1995 353 4435
1996 348 4996
1997 379 5390
1998 324 6082
1999 360 6311
2000 436 7412
2001 420 8231
2002 481 9370
2003 525 10418
2004 583 11757
2005 663 13407
2006 694 15723
2007 743 17686
2008 826 20473
2009 802 22940
2010 882 25073
2011 892 27883
2012 1000 31842
2013 989 34639
2014 980 37388
2015 1094 40185
2016 1129 41525
2017 1248 43773
2018 1289 44117
2019 1403 50106
2020 1406 58157
2021 1606 72323
2022 1210 63063
Academic rankings

SUNY at Albany alumni

  1. Awkwafina

    Awkwafina
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    celebritytelevision producermusiciansingeractor
    Biography

    Nora Lum, known professionally as Awkwafina, is an American actress, rapper, and comedian who rose to prominence in 2012 when her rap song "My Vag" became popular on YouTube. She then released her debut album, Yellow Ranger (2014), and appeared on the MTV comedy series Girl Code (2014–2015). Her second album, In Fina We Trust, was released in 2018. She played supporting roles in the comedy films Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Ocean's 8 (2018), Crazy Rich Asians (2018), and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019).

  2. Harvey Milk

    Harvey Milk
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-1978 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    LGBTQI+ rights activistpoliticianhuman rights activistnaval officer
    Biography

    Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Milk was born and raised in New York where he acknowledged his homosexuality as an adolescent, but chose to pursue sexual relationships with secrecy and discretion well into his adult years. His experience in the counterculture of the 1960s caused him to shed many of his conservative views about individual freedom and the expression of sexuality.

  3. Edward Burns

    Edward Burns
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    writerfilm actorfilm producertelevision producermanufacturer
    Biography

    Edward Fitzgerald Burns is an American actor and filmmaker. He first came to attention, performing all four duties, in The Brothers McMullen (1995), his ultra low-budget independent film that went on to be a worldwide hit. Other film appearances include Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Holiday (2006), Man on a Ledge (2012), Friends with Kids (2012), and Alex Cross (2012). Burns directed movies such as She's the One (1996), Sidewalks of New York (2001), and The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012). On television, he starred as Bugsy Siegel in the TNT crime drama series Mob City and as Terry Muldoon in TNT's Public Morals.

  4. Theo Rossi

    Theo Rossi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractor
    Biography

    John Theodore "Theo" Rossi is an American actor and producer. He portrayed Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz on the FX series Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014) and Hernan "Shades" Alvarez in Luke Cage (2016–2018). His film roles include Tino Hull in Red Sands (2009), Todd in Bad Hurt (2015), Francisco "Ghost" Alvarez in Lowriders (2017), Deuce in Vault (2019), and Youcef in Emily the Criminal (2022), the latter of which earned him an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

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General info

Alternative names University at Albany
UAlbany
SUNY
Founded 1844
Motto Sapientia et sua et docendi causa
Wisdom both for its own sake and for the sake of teaching
Colors purple, gold
Academic calendar August to May. Also Summer Sessions
Total FTE staff 2,354
Carnegie classification Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and contacts

Address 1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York, 12222
United States
City population 99,000
Phone 5184423300

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