Maria College of Albany


Highest Degree Offered: Associates

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


Maria College is a non-profit, independent, private, co-educational institution founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy. Each year, Maria College serves nearly 1,000 students from across the Capital Region in its Day, Evening and Weekend College divisions and offers a variety of Associate's Degree and Certificate programs. The campus is comprised of three buildings located in the heart of the City of Albany. A student/faculty ratio of 14:1 ensures personal attention and meaningful interaction with staff.

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 773

Undergraduate Students: 773
Faculty: 33

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1

Contact Information

700 New Scotland Avenue
Albany New York 12208


Main Email:

Main Phone: 518-438-3111

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Laurie Gilmore
Director, Admissions
518-438-3811 ext. 217

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA for nursing applicants is 2.30.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credit will be given if a grade of "C" or better has been earned (at least 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale).

Credits (Min/Max):
A maximum of one year of credit toward a degree may be granted. 36 credit hours must be completed at Maria to earn your degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
If not included on your high school transcript, submit official scores for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT-1), New SAT or American College Testing (ACT).

Letters of Recommendation Required:
One letter of recommendation is required.

Essay(s) required:
Autobiographical essay e-mailed to

Application Fee:
$35 nonrefundable fee.

Other Requirements:

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Transfer Statistics

Transfer-Out Rate for Community Colleges:
78% of transfers students went to private colleges, 22% went to public.

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Note on Costs:

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
For Financial Aid complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Contact the Financial Aid Office at

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