University at Albany
We know greatness at the University at Albany
For 175 years, the University at Albany has been fueled by a unique mix of academic excellence, internationally recognized research, and world-class faculty. Our students relentlessly pursue possibilities, create connections, and seize opportunities—locally and globally—with a single-minded purpose: to author their own success while doing things that matter. Unleash your greatness at the University at Albany.
Located in New York’s capital city, the University is the premier public research institution in the Capital Region and offers the expansive opportunities of a large university in an environment designed to foster individual success to more than 17,000 students.
Students choose from more than 50 undergraduate majors and 150+ 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 the undergraduate and graduate levels, inspiring students to advance their skills and aspirations.
The Capital Region of New York State has the highest employment rate in Upstate New York and is home to bustling industries like government, technology, business, health care, and education. The University’s location provides students with limitless opportunities for internships and public service to gain experience, test their skills, and prepare to launch successful careers.
The area is also a vibrant center for culture and entertainment. Among its attractions are the New York State Museum and Library as well as the Times Union Center, a major Northeast entertainment and sports venue. Close by are the Berkshire, Catskill, and Adirondack Mountains as well as Saratoga Springs, areas famed for recreational and cultural opportunities.
UAlbany prepares 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 worldview with study abroad opportunities in more than 80 countries. 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.
A vibrant and engaged community
Public engagement is deeply embedded in the University’s culture, and our efforts have earned national recognition. Whether through courses or personal volunteerism, more than 7,400 students perform some kind of community service every year. UAlbany offers 300+ student-run clubs and organizations—everything from pre-professional organizations to Ultimate Frisbee and everything in between.
An alumni network more than 184,000 strong
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, 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 190,000 alumni making a difference around the world.
Unleash your greatness
Learn more about UAlbany and how to unleash your greatness at albany.edu.
Ranked among the top universities in “America’s Best Public Colleges” | Forbes
Designated an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
Ranked among the "Top National Universities," "Best Colleges for Veterans," and "Best Value Schools" | U.S. News & World Report