University at Albany

University at Albany Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University at Albany Ranked?

Quality Badge

2023 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 259 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security.

Overall Quality

UAlbany is ranked #275 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when UAlbany held the #438 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 143 colleges in New York, UAlbany is ranked at #30.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UAlbany?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to University at Albany you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 57%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 87% 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 620. Math scores were between 540 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University at Albany  ( 550 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for University at Albany  ( 540 to 630 )
UAlbany received ACT scores from 14% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for University at Albany  ( 22 to 28 )

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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 55%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  55 out of 100

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University at Albany Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 13,182 undergraduates at UAlbany with 12,203 being full-time and 979 being part-time.

How Much Does University at Albany Cost?

The overall average net price of UAlbany is $18,355. 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 +
$12,489 $15,864 $19,727 $20,959 $24,733

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 63% of students took out student loans averaging $7,324 a year. That adds up to $29,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UAlbany is 4.4%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from UAlbany with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $59,745 in their early years. This is good news for future UAlbany graduates since it is 41% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 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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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 85 majors graduated from University at Albany. Of these students, 3,669 received undergraduate degrees and 1,341 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 335 $30,796
Business Administration & Management 287 $42,404
Economics 282 $37,378
General Biology 254 $28,112
Communication & Media Studies 251 $30,460
Human Biology 223 NA
Homeland Security 216 $32,193
Sociology 212 $31,790
Political Science & Government 163 $33,038
Criminal Justice & Corrections 151 NA

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 2019-2020, 16,573 students took at least one online class at University at Albany. This is an increase from the 3,341 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 16,573 9,027
2018-2019 3,341 877
2017-2018 2,771 756
2016-2017 2,497 643
2015-2016 2,091 534

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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.


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