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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's not very easy to find a lot of friends on campus, but once you find the right group of friends, it's not a big deal.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have attended the University at Albany for two years this spring. While being enrolled, I've had very few experiences which have made me second guess the school. One of those experiences include the incapability of some professors, such as their office hours and actually being present at their office hours. Another experience that has made attending a university hard has been teacher assistants for some programs at the school. I've noticed much inconsistency in grading and performance with teacher assistants which has made some classes fairly difficult. While those are two strong negatives, I otherwise thoroughly enjoy my school. Since it is so large, library and food service hours are accommodating, this is fairly useful especially during stressful times. Also, the class size is unique and something that I do enjoy most of the time. With these pros and cons, I would chose my school again if I could do it all over. The cons are so miniscule while the pros are much more important.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: School offers great learning resources.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am very happy to have picked University at Albany. You have everything you need a bus ride away or on campus. It is easy to go home if you live in the city too. I wish greek life was more present but overall the school, its facilities and staff are great so far!

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There is no Greek housing, everyone lives together. After your freshman year you can pick your roommates, and those can be your brothers/sisters. Greek life isn't that big at Albany, non-Greeks either want to join or they are indifferent.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lark street is easily accessible by either the 11 or 12 CDTA buses from campus. There are many different varieties of food there.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: Dining hall food is bad. The campus center food options are slightly better, but it's expensive. Over the years they have gradually gotten rid of meal trades, so the overpriced campus center food is not be worth the $7+ it costs.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Just apply and make sure it goes to the school as there are multiple universities in the Albany area.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The worst part of living in the on-campus dormitories is the party-goers that come back at 3:00AM on Thursday nights screaming at the top of their lungs. The weekends is understandable, but not Thursday night when some people have classes the next day.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: downtown parties are mostly frat parties in smelly, smoke filled basements and really not fun

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I didn't dine off campus very often, but there are a large number of fast food chains fairly close to campus

4 College Junior

Administration: Parking options are limited, especially on colonial or state during the week, and it is more difficult because permits don't allow you to park in many places

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Dining hall has limited options. There are a lot more options in the campus center, but subconnection is one of the less appetizing options.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Based on y household income, i received almost nothing in financial aid.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms need a little renovations, and get super hot. Cleaning is always good, staff are great. The dining hall food could be updated.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's good enough for now

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: All the food I had eaten was fine

5 College Freshman

Athletics: sports is very important to a college student We should all try to support our athletics

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am a commuter but friends have talked about

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I dont go to parties

3 College Freshman

Administration: It is what I expected

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid office was very helpful and knowledgable.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: All my friend and classmates who are residents enjoy living on campus

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are different fraternities and sororities depending on your interests and your major.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: One can find a decent off-campus apartment near the school.

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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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