Points of Pride

  • According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the University at Albany, in addition to being one of the top 500 universities in the world, is among the nine “very best universities in New York,” a group that includes Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, and America East members Binghamton University and Stony Brook University.
  • The University at Albany ranked No. 74 among public universities in the 2017 “Best Colleges Rankings” released by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The University at Albany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity is the first-in-the-nation security college dedicated to enhancing the security of New York, the nation, and the world.
  • The University at Albany was placed on The Princeton Review’s 2017 “Best Northeastern Colleges” list, which recognized "academically outstanding" universities in the Northeast region.
  • The University at Albany was ranked No. 6 in a 2017 list of “Best Online Graduate Education Programs” released by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany is the first college in the world devoted exclusively to the study of nanoscale science.
  • The Princeton Review featured the University at Albany’s School of Business in its 2017 “Best 294 Business Schools” guide based on academic quality, institutional data, and survey responses of 25,000 students.
  • U.S. News & World Report recognized the University at Albany for its strong global presence in its 2016 “Most International Students” list, an annual list of universities with the highest percentages of international students in the previous academic year.
  • Washington Monthly named the University at Albany a “Best Bang for the Buck” university in its 2016 College Guide.
  • U.S. News & World Report placed the University at Albany on its 2017 “Best Colleges for Veterans” list, recognizing the university for its veteran-friendly initiatives.
  • The University at Albany is consistently ranked among the top public universities for research by the National Science Foundation.
  • In 2014, the United States Department of Education and Corporation for National and Community Service named the University at Albany to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

Quick Facts

  • Albany, NY
  • Public
  • 1844
  • State University of New York
  • 12,929 undergraduate students and 4,344 graduate students
  • James R. Stellar
  • Darrell P. Wheeler
  • University Website
  • Athletics Website
  • 2001