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Find SUNY-Albany reviews, tuition costs and how many students are enrolled at SUNY-Albany in New York.


In-state Tuition

$4,350 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$10,610 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

March 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Albany’s University Libraries are among the top 100 research libraries in the country. The University Library, the newly opened Science Library, and the Thomas E. Dewey Graduate Library for Public Affairs and Policy contain more than two million volumes, subscribe to 5,200 research journals, provide access to over 2.8 million microform items, and offer a rich array of electronic resources and services. The University Library provides individual study carrels for faculty and doctoral students and special facilities for persons with visual disabilities. The Science Library provides an array of services focussed on the sciences, as well as 10 group study rooms. The Dewey Graduate Library facilitates and assists cross-disciplinary, doctoral-level research for the Schools of the Rockefeller College. All three libraries provide access to information in a variety of formats and encourage user access with their open stacks.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,064,576 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 38,859 current serial subscriptions.
  • 2,860,553 microforms.
  • 95,276 Audio/Visual items.
  • 1,569 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art Museum, Performing Arts Center, Sculpture Studio, Peptide Synthesis Facility, Recombinant DNA Squencing Laboratories, Microbeam Analysis Facility, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, Whiteface Mt. Observation Facility, Library Preservation Laboratory



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 500 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • 200 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 142 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 300 Internet connections in Laboratories.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs)
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 2,100 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other


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on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 61% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 88 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 64% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Big Purple Growl, Fountain Day, American Heart Association Walk
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 160 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Alpha: The Alpha Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha is an academic honorary society for undergraduate social work/welfare majors, Phi Alpha Theta: The Chi Delta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta is an international honor society in history, Pi Delta Phi: Pi Delta Phi is a national honor society in French. A series of scholarships are offered to members of Pi Delta Phi in a national competition, Pi Sigma Alpha: a national honorary society in political science, Psi Chi: the national honor society for students in psychology, Sigma Pi Sigma: a national honor society associated with the American Institute of Physics, Sigma Tau Delta: a national academic honor society for students of English, Sigma Xi: the Scientific Research Society, is a national and international honorary for those with research achievement. Undergraduates who have completed a research project or publication of note are eligible.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Albany Pagan Society, Angelic Voices of Praise (sacred music), Campus Ambassadors, Hamagshimim, Hindu Student Association, Impact Christian Fellowship, Indian Christian Fellowship, Jewish Graduate Student Organization, Hillel, L’Chaim Lotus Group, Muslim Student Association, Newman Association, Protesant Campus Ministry, Ruach (weekly Reform Shabbat services), University at Albany Christian Association, Upside Down Club;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) AAA, Asian American Alliance; African Students Association; ASIA, Albany State Indian Alliance; ASUBA, Albany State University Black Alliance; CSSA, Chinese Student and Scholars Association; Fuerza Latina; Han-Sa Rang; HSA, Haitian Student Association; ISO, Indian Student Organization; KSA, Korean Student Association; Liga Filipina; NAACP; Pan Caribbean Association; Ukrainian Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Athletic Clubs: Albany Men’s Rugby, Albany Roller Hockey Club (In-Line), Albany Running Exchange, Albany Women’s Rugby, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club, Crew Club, Albany Coed Intramural Association, Outdoors Club, Rennaissance Universal – Yoga, SCAM Ultimate Frisbee, Ski & Snowboard Club , Ski Team, Club Baseball Team, Cricket Club, Other Clubs: Albany Anime Club, Anime Gamers Alliance, Chess Club, Earth Tones (Guy’s acappella), EDMS, Electronic Dance Music Society, New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), SUNY Big Brother / Big Sister, Theatre Council, University at Albany P. E. P. Squad, University at Albany Swing Dance Organization, University Dance Council;
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Albany Student Press (weekly); The Student Voice (monthly); College Standard Magazine


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Albany (5)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Rensselaer (5)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Albany (4)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 11 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 2% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 18 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 5% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
  • Additional Policies

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