Albany, NY
Tuition (in-state)
$15,335 ($7,525)
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Reviews 1631 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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2 College Senior

Scholarships: Very little scholarship opportunities maybe because its a "public" institution and the scholarship awards are small

4 College Senior

Diversity: I love the diversity here, it is truly a "world within reach"

4 College Senior

Greek Life: I love being in Greek life. Its not only about the parties and you can have friends that are not in Greek life. There are plenty of leadership opportunities and networking Greek life participates in all the community service on campus and do plenty off-campus.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Again if you are from NYC albanys dining options don't not seem as great but there are plenty of options downtown. Very few late night options.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus police are readily available and take the necessary precautions to keep students safe.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: More dangerous living downtown but the houses are decent and affordable so definitely worth looking into.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: I am from new york city so i may have higher standards but the night life is fun but there needs to be more variety especially for those under 21

3 College Senior

Athletics: There is alot of school support for athletes especially the basketball teams and football team

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It depends on where you live. The apartments on campus are the best! more perks and less enforcement but very expensive. The dorms are ok depending on which quad you live. Some dorms look old but there is alot of construction currently going on.

3 College Senior

Academics: I am a political science major and education minor. This major has a lot of reading and writing and debating involved and plenty of job opportunities because it is the capital region.

3 College Senior

Academics: Registering for really popular classes with popular professors can be a challenge but many will create space for you if ypu ate very interested.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It really depends on your major. The general ed required classes can be interesting and it was a few of those classes which helped me pick my major and concentrations. Most professors want to see you succeed and will be available to answer any questions you might have.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: the school has a job fair every semester and the career services office is very helpful in finding internships and reviewing resumes. Some majors might have difficulty finding related internships.

4 College Junior


But really.. there are so many things around the school that are open late that it's nearly impossible to ever go hungry. It's really cheap. My favorite is Wings Over Albany

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: From what I have heard (and what I have calculated) it is cheaper to get an apartment or house off campus. It's great because the school is on a direct bus line. There are always flyers up for people looking for a roommate, so finding somewhere to live is never really an issue.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: All of the friends I have made have joined some kind of fraternity or sorority. I just recently joined one this past spring semester and it was the best decision I could have ever made. You become friends with a lot of new people that you actually have things in common with. At SUNY Albany there is something for everyone.

5 College Junior

Facilities: In my opinion there is always something to do on campus. The school does what it can to host things for students to do! Around finals the library is the number one place to be. I wish athletic events were more of a big deal to the student body): There's also always things to do off campus. It's all just a matter of finding something you'd want to do.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are a lot of programs and courses offered. My first year has been good. Most of my teachers were very helpful and showed interest in helping out students.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The biggest disadvantage is that its a big school but help is available.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are sorority and fraternity groups but Greek life is not very important. They are not funded by the school.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is not much school spirit but sport events are important.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's a nice place just not much to do off campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: i wish there were more teachers. theres only one for general chem

4 College Sophomore

Academics: it all depends on the professor. choose someone who cares

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety is alright could be better


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Amanda Lobo
Hicksville, New York
Grad Year
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Essentially, everyone who attends Albany, whether it's their dream school or their last choice, seems to have a positive experience. Albany has something to offer everyone; the endless assortment of different clubs and organizations provides diverse options for all. The experiences that the University has to offer students are almost unfathomable, with the school providing programs such as study abroad, internships, and many job opportunities. Not only does the University create a well-rounded education for the future, but it also establishes lifelong friendships. The people around you will soon become like family and will help shape your college years into some of the best of your life.

College is certainly what you make of it. If you don’t grab opportunities, work at your goals, ask for help, reach out to others or get involved, college will be a total drag. Fortunately, Albany provides you with a base to start from and allows you to work your way into making your college experience the best it can be.

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