The University at Albany
SUNY Albany is one of premier campuses in the state of New York. The University at Albany began as the New York State Normal School on May 7, 1844, by vote of the State Legislature. Founded in 1844, it is internationally recognized as being a public research institution. SUNY Albany has three campuses in downtown Albany, uptwon Albany, and one campus in East Greenbush. In 1948 the State University of New York system was created. In 1962 the University at Albany was officially designated a doctoral-degree granting university center of SUNY.
It has many cultural benefits, including a natinally recognized conetmporary art museum and a world famous writers institute. SUNy albany plays a large role in the Capital Region’s Economic Development and offers a broad range of new and emerging field such as nanotechnology, botechnology, informatics, and globalization among many others.
UAlbany’s School of Business (founded in 1970) provides students of all ages and backgrounds with academic programs that build critical business management skills.
The Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy (founded in 1981) was named after former U.S. Vice President and Governor of New York Nelson Rockefeller. It is home to SUNY Albany’s departments of Political Science, Public Administration, and Policy.
The College of Arts and Sciences, comprising 23 departments, forms the largest academic division at SUNY Albany.
The College of Computing and Information (CCI), created in 2005, offers world-class, discipline-based research and educational programs related to computing and information.
UAlbany’s School of Criminal Justice (founded in 1966) is one of the nation’s premier programs in criminal justice and offers degrees on the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.
Tthe College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (founded in 2003) is the world’s first college completely dedicated to research, development, education, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanosciences, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics.
The School of Public Health (created in 1985) is a unique partnership between the University at Albany and the New York State Department of Health and offers education in research, service, and leadership in the public health field.
The School of Social Welfare (SSW) (created in 1965) ranks among the top five schools of social work in the U.S. for research and scholarship and per capita productivity.
Good to Know
The school’s colors are purple and gold.
Fountain Day is UAlbany’s annual rite of spring when the main fountain on the Academic Podium is turned on for the season.
On the University seal is Minerva, the Roman goddess of crafts and wisdom.
UAlbany is home to one of the oldest independent college newspapers in the nation.
The Big Purple Growl is the annual winter homecoming. The Ferocious Feast kicks off the festivities officially.