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SUNY Albany - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


SUNY Albany

SUNY Albany

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SUNY Albany Description:

Located in the capital of New York State and founded in 1844, SUNY Albany has a rich history and strategic location. It is also one of the top research universities in the state's system of higher education. The university offers over 100 majors and minors, and over 300 study abroad programs through the SUNY network. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, SUNY Albany was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, most SUNY Albany teams compete in the NCAA Division I America East Conference. Football competes in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision Northeast Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 17,312 (12,878 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 94% Full-time

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Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,040 (in-state); $18,360 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,634
  • Other Expenses: $1,545
  • Total Cost: $32,739 (in-state); $32,739 (out-of-state)

SUNY Albany Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 80%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 58%
    • Loans: 65%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,071
    • Loans: $6,385

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Economics, English Language, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 19%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 53%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

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Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

SUNY Albany and the Common Application

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SUNY Albany Mission Statement:

complete mission statement available at www.albany.edu/ir/msche/docs/UA_mission_1992.pdf

"The prominence of the University at Albany as a modern and complex public research university belies its modest origins. Established in 1844 in an abandoned train depot donated by the city of Albany, the then New York State Normal School, the first state-chartered public institution of higher education in New York, hosted a beginning class of twenty-nine students who were instructed by two faculty members. Inspired by a zeal for liberal education and public service which they rightly believed would make a difference in their rapidly changing world, the Normal School's founders envisioned themselves engaged in a mission to prepare literate, informed, and compassionate citizens - citizens capable of thinking for themselves, of advancing the condition of their fellow Americans, and of enjoying to the fullest the intellectual, spiritual, and material benefits of democracy. While the physical character of the modern University at Albany has improved dramatically from that of its predecessor, the essential character of its educational mission has endured.

Separated from its beginnings by those leaps of cultural transformation which mark the extended history of all great institutions, the University at Albany of today is a multi-faceted university which enjoys numerous advantages, responsibilities, and opportunities in discharging its mission. Some of these result from the University's remarkable history and the campus's tradition of responsiveness to the intellectual and personal aspirations of America's increasingly diverse citizenry; some from the University's national designation as a Research University and its position within the State University of New York system; and some from the University's ideal location in the Capital District of New York.

Working across the disciplines of the Arts and Sciences and those of several select Professional Schools, the University's internationally recognized faculty of scholars, researchers, and professional staff hold themselves accountable to the highest ethical and professional standards in the education of all students."

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