Universities in New York

SUNY University at Albany

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University Information

Location: Albany, New York
Founded: 1844
Undergraduate Students: 14 010
Campus Type: Suburban
Institution Type: Public state university
Website: www.albany.edu

About the University

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 Uptown Campus, the University’s main campus, is located at 1400 Washington Avenue in Albany, and has been described as “a distinctive work of modern art.” Designed in 1961-62 by renowned American architect Edward Durell Stone (1902-1978), the campus reflects Stone’s signature style of bold unified design, expressed by its towers, domes, fountains, soaring colonnades and sweeping canopy. The result is dramatically different from the dispersed buildings and disparate architectural styles of most traditional university campuses.

- Excerpt from SUNY Albany's website.

Minimum TOEFL/IELTS Score

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Health Insurance

Health insurance is required of all full-time degree, resident, and international students with F1 and J1 visas.

Students at Albany are automatically enrolled in the insurance GoBlue.  For more information on the coverage, please visit their website.

The fee for insurance coverage is approximately $300 per semester.

Students may choose instead to subscribe to the insurance proposed by MICEFA, CHARTIS.  The student must fill out an Insurance Waiver Form.  Please consult the waiver conditions to see if CHARTIS coverage is adequate.

Housing

Living on-campus:  On-campus housing is available on first-come first-served basis for undergraduate students.  If you are interested in living on-campus, please visit the website for more information.

Cost: $8,364.00 - $12,586.00* 
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information.

Off-campus Housing: Albany works with The Housing Registry, to aid in your housing and roommate search. The Housing Registry search features are only available to the University at Albany community through the use of their University email.  Check out the website for more information.

Average Student Budget

The average budget per month is: $500-600

Financial Resources

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $7,000.00 per semester.