Basic Facts

  • Established in 1844
  • Designated a University in 1962
  • Over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend
    • 12,959 undergraduates
    • 4,656 graduates
  • 1,000+ world class faculty

Academic Programs


  • $1.2 billion in research funding over last six years
  • Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics features distinguished researchers seeking better ways to fight cancer
  • RNA Institute, opened in 2010, dedicated to research and development into RNA and its implications for innovative medicines, drug therapies and technologies


  • 155,000+ living alumni around the world

Cost of Attendance (2010-2011)

  • Undergraduate, per year
    • Tuition: $5,270 in-state; $14,720 out-of-state
    • On-Campus Board: $6,640 (in-state and out-of-state)
  • Graduate, per year
    • Tuition (12+ credits): $8,370 in-state; $13,780 out-of-state

Campus Locations

  • Located in New York State's Capitol
  • Uptown Campus
    • Designed by world-renowned architect Edward Durrell Stone
    • Stone's vision achieved by towers, domes, soaring colonnades, a sweeping canopy, and fountains
    • Academic Podium features 13 three-story buildings under a single overhanging canopy roof, with glass domes around perimeter and dramatic main fountain
    • Four self-contained residential environments, with 23-floor towers surrounded by courtyard and low-rise apartments
    • Grand Entry Plaza, completed in 2008, in keeping with Stone's vision, is a three-acre campus gateway, whose park-like setting includes ornamental trees, bench seating, and stunning walk-through fountain
  • Downtown Campus
    • Georgian-style architecture, graced by giant pillars and elegant porticos
    • Inspired by Thomas Jefferson's design for the University of Virginia
    • Served as University's main campus, as the New York State College for Teachers, from 1909-66
  • East Campus
    • 87-acre campus, opened in 1996 on a hilltop in East Greenbush overlooking the Albany skyline
    • Campus is home base for UAlbany's biotechnology and health sciences programs, as well as established and start-up biotech firms

University Libraries

Division I Athletics