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 SUNY at Albany

SUNY at Albany - Albany, NY

1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12222

General information:(518)442-3300
Awards offered:Master's degree
Bachelor's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:17,114(12,755 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:19 to 1
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Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,748 $6,830 $7,172 -5%
Out-of-state $14,648 $15,240 $15,282 -0%
Books and supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,200 33%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,238 $10,633 $10,958 -3%
Other $1,142 $1,008 $1,432 -30%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,750 $9,750 $9,750 0%
Other $1,204 $1,170 $1,732 -48%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,142 $1,170 $1,732 -32%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $19,728 $20,071 $20,762 0%
Off Campus $19,302 $19,350 $19,854 0%
Off Campus with Family $9,490 $9,600 $10,104 -10%
On Campus $27,628 $28,481 $28,872 0%
Off Campus $27,202 $27,760 $27,964 0%
Off Campus with Family $17,390 $18,010 $18,214 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,270
In-state fees $1,902
Out-of-state tuition $13,380
Out-of-state fees $1,902
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,870
In-state fee $1,195
Out-of-state tuition $15,160
Out-of-state fees $1,195
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,770 79% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,311 59% $9,061,279 $6,912
Federal grants 826 37% $4,187,182 $5,069
Pell grants 822 37% $3,556,443 $4,327
Other federal grants 754 34% $630,739 $837
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,020 46% $2,989,526 $2,931
Institutional grants or scholarships 340 15% $1,884,571 $5,543
Student loan aid 1,433 64% $8,555,224 $5,970
Federal student loans 1,429 64% $7,913,185 $5,538
Other student loans 62 3% $642,039 $10,355
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 7,572 58% $50,850,104 $6,716
Pell grants 4,638 36% $20,827,110 $4,491
Federal student loans 7,588 59% $50,964,678 $6,716


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $13,007 $12,948 $12,697
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $8,164 $7,820 $8,260
$30,001 - $48,000 $12,434 $11,130 $11,530
$48,001 - $75,000 $16,091 $15,997 $15,933
$75,001 - $110,000 $17,527 $18,234 $18,871
$110,001 and more $18,071 $18,734 $19,072

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 17,114
Undergraduate enrollment 12,755
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,404
Graduate enrollment 4,359

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$75

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 21,960 10,832 11,128
Percent admitted 47% 48% 46%
Percent admitted who enrolled 48% 10% 10%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2068 92%
ACT 620 28%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 500 590
SAT Math 530 610
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 22 26
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
Baseball 34-
Basketball 1318
Field Hockey -18
Football 95-
Golf -7
Lacrosse 4123
Soccer 2622
Softball -23
Tennis -9
Track and Field, Indoor 4947
Track and Field, Outdoor 6045
Track and Field, X-Country 2015
Volleyball -17


Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1938 Accredited


American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

05/16/1979 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

05/08/1980 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs

09/18/1992 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health

06/04/1993 Accredited
Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee

Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

04/01/2006 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession324
Drug law violations4028 81
Liquor law violations2212
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 214
Drug law violations 181246
Liquor law violations 217
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 787
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 311
Aggravated assault 522
Burglary 162719
Motor vehicle theft 132
Arson 432
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 667
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 400
Burglary 112115
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 230
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate6.1%
Number in default214
Number in repayment3,473

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00283500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Bachelor's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning20---
Category total20---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies148--
Asian Studies/Civilization-1--
Latin American Studies25--
Russian Studies-2--
Women's Studies65--
Category total2272--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other3127--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General115-
Biomedical Sciences, General--2-
Environmental Toxicology19-2-
Category total3129010-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting and Related Services, Other7---
Business Administration and Management, General927--
Organizational Behavior Studies--9-
Category total1884509-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Category total-67--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General192--
Information Science/Studies108-4-
Category total127474-
Education Colleges
Agricultural Teacher Education--6-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services9--9
Curriculum and Instruction37---
Education, General43---
Education, Other---1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--96
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship---8
English/Language Arts Teacher Education10---
Foreign Language Teacher Education5---
Mathematics Teacher Education8---
Reading Teacher Education139-21
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education10---
Social Studies Teacher Education10---
Spanish Language Teacher Education4---
Special Education and Teaching, General60---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor11--3
Category total346-1728
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General10208-
Rhetoric and Composition197--
Category total294788-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature-4--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General22--
French Language and Literature13--
Italian Language and Literature-3--
Japanese Language and Literature-6--
Russian Language and Literature13-1
Spanish Language and Literature-85-
Category total411251
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Public Health, General45--11
Public Health, Other2--1
Category total47--12
History Colleges
History, General27267-
Category total272127-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies30311-
Category total308111-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--1-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies8---
Category total8-1-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics and Statistics, Other-1--
Mathematics, General2363-
Statistics, General11---
Category total34753-
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-10--
Category total-178--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Natural Resources/Conservation, General5---
Category total5---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies-1--
Category total119--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General6154-
Chemistry, General812-
Materials Science15-12-
Physics, General414-
Category total337322-
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology--7-
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics--1-
Counseling Psychology--4-
Educational Psychology21-68
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--3-
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology--4-
Psychology, General1227--
Social Psychology--1-
Category total33396268
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration691418
Public Policy Analysis, General---2
Social Work139265-
Category total20852920
Social Sciences Colleges
Demography and Population Studies---2
Economics, General2885-
Economics, Other---4
Political Science and Government, General17142-
Social Sciences, General1---
Urban Studies/Affairs---2
Category total756662220
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-6--
Art/Art Studies, General114--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-2--
Music, General-3--
Category total1190--
Grand total127925515489