Albany State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Albany State University
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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 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 female
  • 85 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: $7,500
  • Other Expenses: $3,110
  • Total Cost: $17,398 (in-state); $27,646 (out-of-state)

Albany State University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82 percent
    • Loans: 75 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,924
    • Loans: $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 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 23 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 5 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women'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.

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