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University at Albany

Albany, New York, United States
Located in New York’s capital city, the University at Albany is the premier public research University in the Capital Region and offers more than 17,000 students the expansive opportunities of a large university in an environment designed to foster individual success.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (6)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Medicine & Health (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



The University at Albany has a rich history dating back more than 170 years.In 1844, a "normal school" was founded in Albany to train teachers for a rapidly growing population. For nearly 50 years, the Normal School provided a two-year education to students from across the state.


Located in New York’s capital city, the University at Albany offers its more than 17,300 students the expansive opportunities of a major research university and an environment designed to foster success.


Undergraduate Research at the University at Albany is a unique opportunity for students to enhance their education by participating in hands on, cutting edge discoveries, multidisciplinary inquiries with renowned faculty and researchers. Through participating in research students develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis, time management, and teamwork that can give their resume a competitive edge when they begin to apply for graduate school, professional schools, and careers after graduation.

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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316 22
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
351 50
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
701 -50
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Housing services

Each of four residence quads on the Uptown Campus house approximately 1,200 students and include eight, three-story halls and a 23-story tower. Each quad includes lounges and recreational areas and three quads contain dining facilities. Nearby Freedom Apartments has apartment-style living, and Empire Commons provides single-room apartment-style living for 1,200 students. Liberty Terrace, an architecturally award-winning, environmentally friendly living complex, provides another 500 apartment-style beds. Housing is also available on Alumni Quad, located near the Downtown Campus.

Medical services

The Health Sciences Campus, a former pharmaceutical complex purchased in 1996 and located at One University Place in Rensselaer, is one of the region's booming bioscience research and high-tech centers. Its academic anchor is the School of Public Health, and its research facilities include the Cancer Research Center.

Student Life

Campus life

The University’s main campus, located at 1400 Washington Avenue in Albany, was designed in 1961-62 by renowned American architect Edward Durell Stone. The campus reflects Stone’s signature style of bold unified design, expressed by its towers, domes, fountains, soaring colonnades and sweeping canopy. The result is dramatically different from the dispersed buildings and disparate architectural styles of most traditional university campuses.

Sports facilities

Outdoor recreational facilities include lighted tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, and several multipurpose playing and intramural areas including Alumni Turf Field, home to UAlbany’s field hockey team. John Fallon Field, dedicated to UAlbany men’s and women’s lacrosse, has seating capacity of 2,500. The 8,500-seat Tom and Mary Casey Stadium, home to football and men's and women's soccer, opened in the fall of 2013. The following year, UAlbany opened the new home venue for the school’s championship track and field program. It features a nine-lane track surface, and complete reconditioning of the natural turf infield for field events.


The excellence of a UAlbany education is recognized by many independent sources, such as the rankings published yearly by U.S. News and World Report. Its great value results from the world of opportunities that are available to students at an affordable price.

Student Reviews

My Current Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have enjoyed my time at my university for the two years that I have attended. It has a great balance of social life and studies and is positioned in a city filled with different oppurtunities.

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I liked the programme but i would like that the part of giving the lessons should be improved

Caring Nature of UAlbany
Nicolette Jackson rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love how there are many activities for students to engage in. There are many cultural activited around the university and it often gives you a new perspective on life. The professors always make time to help the students understand the material. I have never ha a professor that restricted his or her office hours. They always have a meet by appointment option available...

Albany, New York, United States

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