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.
Students choose from over 150 undergraduate programs and more than 125 graduate programs that prepare them to succeed in a wide range of fields. In every area of study, students are instructed by faculty who are world-class scholars and teachers ─ many actively engaged in life-enhancing research that contributes profoundly to the public good. As mentors, they provide numerous student-research opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, inspiring students to advance their skills and aspirations.
The excellence of a UAlbany education is recognized by many independent sources. UAlbany is ranked among the top universities in Forbes’ “America’s Best Public Colleges,” and U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks many of our graduate programs among the top 50 in the United States, including clinical psychology, criminal justice, library and information studies, public affairs, public health, sociology, and social work.
UAlbany prepares our students to pursue careers in a wide range of professions and enter top graduate, law, and medical schools. Our students have access to internships and career preparation in Fortune 500 businesses and in every field, plus early assurance options with Albany Medical Center and a unique partnership with Albany Law School. Recent additions to our academic offerings include some of the most in-demand programs today, such as computer engineering, homeland security, emergency preparedness, digital forensics, financial market regulation, and public health.
In today’s world, global awareness and knowledge are crucial to success in business, education, research, and public policy. At UAlbany students can expand their world view with more than 1,000 study abroad programs available through UAlbany and SUNY networks. UAlbany’s student body and faculty represent more than 100 nations. Their varied perspectives and life experiences also greatly enrich the international dimensions of campus learning.
Since its founding in 1844, UAlbany has graduated generations of leaders in all fields. Our alumni include Monte and Avery Lipman, founders, CEO, and COO of one of the world’s premier recording labels (Jesse J, Florida Georgia Line, Drake), Republic Records; Secretary of the Army John McHugh; and trailblazing neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg, winner of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant.” Today UAlbany has a global network of more than 172,000 alumni making a difference around the world.