SUNY at Albany


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: New York


Strategically located in the state capital of New York, the UAlbany is an internationally recognized public research institution that brings "The World Within Reach" to nearly 18,000 students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The varied perspectives and life experiences of a student body and faculty that represent more than 100 nations provide a diversity that enriches learning at UAlbany. Students choose from more than 100 undergraduate majors and minors and 120-plus graduate programs. Many of these programs are nationally ranked, among them criminal justice, information technology, public administration, social welfare and sociology. UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ranks number one in the world.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 18204
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Faculty: 655

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 28:1
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Contact Information

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany New York 12222


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Main Phone: 518-442-3300

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Admissions Contact:
John Pomeroy
Assistant Director, Admissions
(518) 956-8198

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International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Lee McElroy
(518) 442-2562

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
Most programs at UAlbany require a minimum 2.5 overall GPA, but several programs require a higher GPA and/or specific entrance requirements for transfer students.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Courses are accepted for transfer credit provided that a grade of C or higher was achieved and the individual course is parallel to a course offered at the University at Albany.

Credits (Min/Max):
The maximum number of 90 transfer credits from two-year colleges, four-year colleges or a combination of colleges, may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree requirements.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you've completed fewer than 24 transferable credits, UAlbany requires your submit your SAT or ACT scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
UAlbany does not publish a requirement for letters of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
You must complete the Personal Statement portion of the application. If you apply to the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, complete and submit the application essay detailing your interest in and motivation for applying to the the program.

Application Fee:
There is no fee to apply at UAlbany.

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Fall Deadline:
July 1

Spring Deadline:
December 1

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 5040

Transfers Accepted: 2278

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 45%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2009



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General Financial Aid Information:
UAlbany offers a variety of financial aid options including loans, grants, scholarships and work study. For assistance, call (518) 442-3202 or visit Ask UAlbany, the UAlbany virtual advisor.

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