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University at Albany, SUNY

University at Albany, SUNY

The University at Albany, State University of New York, also informally called SUNY Albany or UAlbany, is a public university located in Albany, Guilderland, and East Greenbush, New York, United States; is the senior campus and a flagship campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Founded in 1844, it is an internationally recognized public research institution, which carries out a broad mission of undergraduate and graduate education, research, and service. The University has three campuses: the Uptown Campus in Albany and Guilderland’s McKownville neighborhood, the Downtown Campus in Albany, and the East Campus in East Greenbush, just east of Albany.

The University enrolls more than 18,000 students in nine schools and colleges, which offer 58 undergraduate majors and 128 graduate degree programs. The University’s academic choices are diverse and include a range of new and emerging fields such as public policy, nanotechnology, globalization, documentary studies, biotechnology and informatics. Students take advantage of more than 500 study-abroad programs, as well as extensive internship opportunities that offer real-world experience in New York’s capital and surrounding region. The Honors College, which opened in fall 2006, offers opportunities for the best-prepared students to work closely with faculty.

University at Albany faculty attracted $271.2 million in research funding in 2009-2010 for work advancing discovery in a wide range of fields. The research enterprise is distinguished by established and emerging strengths in four areas: nanoscale sciences and engineering, social science and public policy, life sciences and atmospheric sciences. A wide range of explorations in other areas also contributes to the rich spectrum of UAlbany research.

University at Albany, SUNY Rankings in 2010

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University at Albany, SUNY Tuition and Fees

The following charges are proposed for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.


N.Y.S. Residents $2,485.00 $2,485.00
Out-of-State Residents $6,435.00 $6,435.00
Mandatory Fees
University Fee $12.50 $12.50
Student Activity Fee $85.00 $85.00
Intercollegiate Athletic Fee $239.50 $239.50
Comprehensive Service Fee $552.00 $552.00
International Student Insurance (mandatory for international students only) $414.50 $580.50
*Room Rental $3,288.50 $3,288.50
*Board (19 meals/week non Kosher) $2,028.00 $2,028.00
Other Expenses
Class Dues (optional) $3.00 $3.00
Student-Alumni Partnership (optional) $20.00 $20.00
E-Payment Plan Enrollment Fee (optional) $40.00 $40.00
Five Quad Contribution (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Accident/Sickness Insurance (optional) $632.00 $532.00
Sevis Fee (International Students) $75.00 $75.00
Late Registration Fee $40.00 $40.00
Late Payment/Administrative Fee (per invoice) $50.00 $50.00
Books $800.00 $800.00
Personal, Travel, etc. $531.00 $531.00

*Tuition and fee Charges are subject to change by official action of the State University of New York.

Tuition Charge Adjustments/Refunds

Students who officially depart from the University or reduce the number of credits for which they are registered may be entitled to a proportionate refund of tuition paid or proportionate adjustment of tuition charges according to the schedule below. Refunds or adjustments of charges are based on the date the departure form is officially received by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (LC 30) or the date the drop is officially processed by the Registrar’s Office, not on the date of the last class attended.

Students who register for courses and who do not drop their classes on MyUAlbany before the end of the fourth week of classes are liable for their full charges. Please refer to the “Withdrawing from the University” and “Dropping Courses” sections of this bulletin for additional information.

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