Established in 1844, The State University of New York at Albany is a public research university with campuses in Albany, Guilderland and Rensselaer. It is a part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. University attracts students from all the states in the USA and from more than 70 countries worldwide. The university has three campuses: the Uptown Campus in Albany and Guilderland, the Downtown Campus in Albany, and the Health Sciences Campus in the city of Rensselaer.
The university comprises of various schools and colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Criminal Justice, School of Education, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cyber security ,College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, School of Public Health, School of Social Welfare, Albany Law School – University at Albany Affiliation and Honors College. The most popular majors at University at Albany--SUNY include: Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; English Language and Literature/Letters; and Psychology.
The total student population at the university is more than 17,000 students of which more than 12,900 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 18:1 and the acceptance rate is 56%.
UAlbany is particularly famous for its far-reaching study abroad opportunities; students can take advantage of over 1,000 different opportunities in more than 60 countries, including Antarctica. The university is also well known for its academic choices in new and emerging fields in public policy, homeland security, globalization, documentary studies, biotechnology, bio instrumentation, and informatics.
Notable Alumni: Steven Berkowitz (Former Senior Vice President of Microsoft Online Services, and CEO of MOVE), Randy Cohen (Former writer for Late Night with David Letterman), Michael R. Gottfredson (Former president of the University of Oregon)
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