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Rank: 106

SUNY at Albany

Albany, NYwww.albany.edu
This Albany school is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system and, as the name suggests, is located in New York's capital city. It's a relatively large school, with about 13,000 undergraduates and an array of opportunities to match. It boasts more than 150 undergraduate programs, some 250 student organizations and over 1,000 study abroad options. UAlbany's proximity to the seat of state government and Tech Valley, a big tech hub that also features educational facilities, provides for plentiful internship and eventual career opportunities. The university consists of three unique campuses: Uptown, Downtown, and Health Sciences. Uptown holds the school's headquarters and includes an art museum, a writer's institute, and a National Weather Service lab. When it's not freezing outside, people can take advantage of the sun by hanging with friends near the fountain. Want even more nature? The UAlbany student association also runs Dippikill, a wilderness retreat in Thurman, where students, alumni, faculty, and staff can enjoy the outdoors.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$26,300
% of students who get any grants
61%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$16,200
Average price for low-income students
$11,000
admissions
Acceptance rate
54%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1080/24
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
14,939
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
83%
% of need met
58%
% of students who get merit* grants
5%
Average merit grant
$4,414
student success
Graduation rate
66%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$21,100
Average salary within 3 years
$49,300
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
43%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
March 16

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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