SUNY at Albany Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
(30 Reviews)
  • Albany (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $26,851
88% of 30 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 30 students said they would recommend this school to others
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4.3 out of 5 stars
Nick - 5/31/2016
Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2006
"I loved Albany. It gave me a great education. Such a diverse campus so there's always a group that shares your interests. Good location if you live downstate. Didn't mind the weather at all."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Brett Dixon - 1/5/2016
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 1994
"SUNY at Albany is a large state university with many excellent academic programs. One of the most renowned schools in the SUNY system, Albany is at the top of the list for many high school students applying to universities in New York. SUNY Albany has rich academic programs, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The business and education programs were particularly well regarded when I attended the university. While most students attending Albany at the time came from New York state, there was a sizeable out-of-state student population as well as many foreign students attending the university. A couple of my instructors and TAs were also from other countries. SUNY Albany has many student organizations, clubs and athletics teams to match the broad range of interests of the school's diverse student body. I was on the track & field and cross country teams during my time at Albany, and participating in intercollegiate athletics was a valuable part of my university experience. Albany is a competitive school in Division 1 sports. The university has had many successful sports teams over the years, including track & field, cross country, lacrosse and basketball. Both men's and women's basketball teams have made it into the NCAA basketball tournament in recent years. Many friends I made at Albany were also very active in various clubs, sports and organizations at the university, including the crew team, aikido club, football and rugby teams, chess club and fraternities and sororities. Party in the Park was a popular annual event that many students enjoyed when I attended Albany. The fountain on the uptown campus is a popular hang-out for many students between classes, particularly in warmer weather."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/26/2015
Degree: Computer Forensics
Graduation Year: 0
"The work was moderately tough. However, student loans are debilitating. I would not recommend unless you need to"
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/13/2015
Degree: Public Policy
Graduation Year: 2012
"A great place to study political science/policy, right in the Capitol District. Fun campus and city, with access to public transit and so many internship/networking opportunities. The concrete grows on you, I promise."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/29/2015
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2013
"Overall a great school. Lots of choices and opportunities to do great things. Definately opened a lot of doors to the future."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/23/2015
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2009
"The University at Albany is an affordable school with convenient opportunities to jump into New York States political and government sectors."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Diogenes - 8/10/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"School feels even larger than it is, and not necessarily in a good way. Allows for a good breadth of classes, but only in specific departments. Regardless, it's easy to feel lost in the larger classes. Also has significant cultural issues."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Kathy - 5/26/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2006
"The program was very large and impersonal. I did not feel that I accessed the full amount of resources that may have been available to me. My class sizes were very large and frequently based on a power point, which was posted online prior to class. Minimal engagement with the professors occurred. My "advisor" was a grad student who met with me two months before graduation."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Pravda - 1/21/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"Do not go here! The curriculum is severely outdated, staff and faculty are rude and unhelpful. Furthermore the town of Albany is extremely dangerous! This was the worst mistake of my life."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Mimi - 8/10/2014
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017
"SUNY Albany is a vast university and it is sure everyone will get lost in the campus at least once. I would highly recommend you ti vista the campus before you decide to attend the school. It will really help you start the year easily. Another tip is to be friendly your first year because everyone is judging to find a friend and if you come off, dull nobody will talk to you. Honestly everyone is off with their own group of friends as the year take off. If you are introvert, try finding a friend of your own race and from there one friend will introduce you to bunch. Eventually you will meet a lot of people and hopefully will find your clique. With less on the social aspect, the academics are considered real serious stuffs. There are hardworking students & on the other hand there are complete opposite. Most of the students on campus have classes in Lecture centre. And guess what, Lecture centers are no joke. It a huge movie theatre size classroom. Theres so many students and you will be shocked at how many students can fit. You will really need to pay attention to the professors. Please please, read your syllabus. This is where you will find all the materials for your classes. Don't worry, there are two libraries on campus. The main library is open to 3am everyday and 24 hours on final days. let me tell you, if you want to get to get your homework's or readind done, you should study by yourself. Having friends will only be a major distraction. But if you take really hard classes, I am telling you to have study buddy. I promise you, they will save your time and life! On the serious note, majority of the college students are only looking for one night stand and i don't recommend partying every weekend. You should have fun, but go with friends that will not let you do crazy things. Otherwise you will regret everything. Hope you got an inside view of an ualbany student life. For more scoop, just ask me any question below. thanks."