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University at Albany Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about University at Albany, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is University at Albany Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University at Albany was awarded 85 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is sociology.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked UAlbany as #423 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 132 colleges in New York, UAlbany is ranked at #44.

See all of the rankings for University at Albany.

Is It Hard to Get Into UAlbany?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University at Albany is a competitive 54%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 86% of students accepted to UAlbany submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University at Albany  ( 550 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for University at Albany  ( 530 to 610 )
UAlbany received ACT scores from 25% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University at Albany  ( 22 to 26 )

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University at Albany Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At University at Albany, the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University at Albany is 60%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  60 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University at Albany

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University at Albany enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At UAlbany the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 59%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  59 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at UAlbany

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,286 undergraduates at UAlbany with 12,568 being full-time and 718 being part-time.

UAlbany Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 87.70 out of 100, UAlbany is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  87.70 out of 100
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How Much Does University at Albany Cost?

The overall average net price of UAlbany is $17,298. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UAlbany

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$12,158 $15,412 $19,208 $20,929 $24,328

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UAlbany, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UAlbany, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $7,172 a year. That adds up to $28,688 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAlbany is 4.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do UAlbany Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UAlbany make about $51,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future UAlbany graduates since it is 29% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University at Albany make the most money.

Location of University at Albany

University at Albany is a public institution situated in Albany, New York. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of University at Albany

Contact details for UAlbany are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222
Phone: 518-442-3300

University at Albany Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 81 majors graduated from University at Albany. Of these students, 3,525 received undergraduate degrees and 1,392 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 305 $27,800
Economics 304 $38,100
Business Administration & Management 267 $36,100
Computer Information Systems 244 $41,500
Sociology 244 $30,000
Communication & Media Studies 239 NA
Human Biology 197 NA
General Biology 173 $25,000
Homeland Security 167 NA
Political Science & Government 165 $29,500

Learn more about the majors offered at University at Albany along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UAlbany

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 2,771 students took at least one online class at University at Albany. This is an increase from the 2,497 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,771 756
2016-2017 2,497 643
2015-2016 2,091 534
2014-2015 1,560 366
2013-2014 1,112 392

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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