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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$21,550 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
23,799 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
83.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,471 Graduates

About the photo: Albany, NY


The median in-state tuition at SUNY at Albany is $6,470, which is $521 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $21,550, which is 333% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,174 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,114.

In 2016, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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SUNY at Albany received 23,799 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 6.55% annual growth. Out of those 23,799 applicants, 12,944 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 54.4% acceptance rate.

There were 17,373 students enrolled at SUNY at Albany in 2016, and 87% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

SUNY at Albany has an overall enrollment yield of 21.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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SUNY at Albany has a total enrollment of 17,373 students. The full-time enrollment at SUNY at Albany is 14,520 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,853. This means that 83.6% of students enrolled at SUNY at Albany are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at SUNY at Albany, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.7% White, 14.4% Black or African American, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 7.48% Asian, 2.73% Two or More Races, 0.17% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.09% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at SUNY at Albany in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (18.2%), followed by White Female (15.1%) and Black or African American Female (7.15%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (3.96%), followed by White Male (2.7%) and Black or African American Female (0.63%).

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In 2016, 627 more women than men graduated from SUNY at Albany. The majority of students graduating from SUNY at Albany are White. These 2,705 graduates mean that there were 4.5 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 601 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at SUNY at Albany is General Psychology with 384 graduates, followed by Sociology with 318 graduates and General Economics with 255 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at SUNY at Albany, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is English, with 361 graduates, followed by Cultural & Gender Studies with 65 graduates and Social Sciences with 853 graduates.


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SUNY at Albany has an endowment valued at nearly $54.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-56,619 (-0.1%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, SUNY at Albany had a total expenditure of $543M. Of that $543M, they spent $218M on salaries and $137M on benefits.

SUNY at Albany employs 227 Associate professors, 175 Assistant professors, and 160 Professors. Most academics at SUNY at Albany are Male Associate professors (130), Male Professors (123), and Female Associate professors (97).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at SUNY at Albany are: Service, with 324 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 305 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 228 employees.



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