Resources › For Students and Parents Albany State University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Albany State University. TRucks90 / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated February 08, 2018 Albany State University had an acceptance rate of 50 percent in 2016, but the school is not overly selective. Some admitted students have grades and ACT/SAT scores that are below average. A "B" average in high school course work is typical. To apply, students must complete on online application, submit high school transcripts, and submit scores from either the SAT or the ACT (either test is acceptable). The writing component of both tests is not required for admission. Applicants must also have at least a 2.0 GPA for consideration. Admissions Data (2016): Albany State University Acceptance Rate: 50 percentTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 430 / 488SAT Math: 410 / 488What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 17 / 20ACT English: 17 / 21ACT Math: 17 / 19What these ACT numbers mean Albany State University Description: Founded in 1903, Albany State University is a four-year, public, historically black university located on 231 acres in Albany, Georgia. The campus supports about 3,000 students with a student / faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Issues in Higher Education ranked ASU third for African-American graduates with bachelor’s degrees in education. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across its four colleges: Colleges of Sciences and Health Professions, Arts and Humanities, Education, and Business. On the student life front, ASU is home to almost 60 student clubs and organizations, an active Greek life, and intramural sports such as kickball, tennis, and billiards. For intercollegiate athletics, ASU competes in the NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and has 11 sports. Their teams have won championships in women’s track and field, women’s volleyball, football, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s cross country. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 3,041 (2,594 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 34 percent male / 66 percent female85 percent full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $5,490 (in-state); $15,738 (out-of-state)Books: $1,298 (why so much?)Room and Board: $7,500Other Expenses: $3,110Total Cost: $17,398 (in-state); $27,646 (out-of-state) Albany State University Financial Aid (2014 - 15): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91 percentPercentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 82 percentLoans: 75 percentAverage Amount of AidGrants: $6,924Loans: $6,179 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Early Childhood Education, Nursing, Sociology, Social Work, Psychology, Computer Science Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67 percentTransfer Out Rate: 23 percent4-Year Graduation Rate: 5 percent6-Year Graduation Rate: 31 percent Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Albany State University, You May Also Like These Schools: Applicants looking for a mid-sized public university in Georgia should also consider checking out Savannah State University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, or Columbus State University. All three of these schools are at least fairly accessible to interested students. For applicants interested in athletics, other schools within the SIAC (NCAA Division II) include Claflin University, Paine College, Tuskegee University, Clark Atlanta University, and Benedict College—these schools range in size from 500 (Paine) to 4,000 (Clark Atlanta) students.