SUNY Albany Admissions Facts and Figures

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

SUNY Albany Stadium
SUNY Albany Stadium. Photo Credit: Allen Grove

With an acceptance rate of 56 percent, SUNY Albany is neither highly selective nor open to everyone. Students with high grades and test scores have a better chance of being admitted. Since Albany practices holistic admissions, they also look for students with a number of extracurricular activities, volunteer experience, and strong writing skills. The school accepts both SAT and ACT scores, with the majority of students submitting scores from the SAT.

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Admissions Data (2015)

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.

Enrollment (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 17,178 (12,907 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51 percent male / 49 percent female
  • 95 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,223 (in-state); $24,303 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,942
  • Other Expenses: $1,745
  • Total Cost: $25,110 (in-state); $40,190 (out-of-state)

SUNY Albany Financial Aid (2014-15)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 62 percent
    • Loans: 59 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,767
    • Loans: $6,926

Academic Programs

Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82 percent
  • Transfer Out Rate: 25 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 59 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 68 percent

Learn About Other SUNY Campuses:

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Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Cross Country, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Golf, Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball, Lacrosse

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics