SUNY at Albany

1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222

About SUNY at Albany

SUNY at Albany is classified as a doctoral-granting university with very high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. At least 80% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and at least half of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. Graduate degrees are available in more than half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional education may also be available within other professional fields and related health professions. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate13,114
Student Age% Under 2575%
 % 25 and Over25%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time82%
 % Part-time18%
Race/Ethnicity% White59.2%
 % Black8.6%
 % Asian5.7%
 % Latino7.4%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Race Unknown13.0%
 % International student6%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesNO
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted47%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled22%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800590 / 800
 SAT Math530 / 800620 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite22 / 3627 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$75
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,830
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,240
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid80%
 % Undergraduates with Loans61%
 % Undergraduates with Grants64%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,600
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,633
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,750
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,008
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,170
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,170

Neighborhood Data for the Albany Area

Median Age30.3
Median Household Income$38,394
Total Population97,879
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.2% 51.8%
 Age 0-948.7%51.3%
 Age 10-1752.9%47.1%
 Age 18-2449.8%50.2%
 Age 25-2948.5%51.5%
 Age 30-3948.9%51.1%
Race/Ethnicity% White56.5%
 % Black30.4%
 % Asian5.1%
 % Latino8.0%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.2%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$10,633
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,750
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$705
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50038.6%23.4%6.0%
 $500 to $74941.6%39.0%0.0%
 $750 to $99915.3%27.2%42.7%
 Over $10004.5%10.4%28.4%
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