Albany State University

2014 Quick Stats
504 College Drive

Albany, GA 31705

Phone: (229) 430-4600
2012-2013 Tuition
male /
Jun. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#84 Overall Score: 37 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Albany State University is a public institution that was founded in 1903. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,803, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 232 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Albany State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 84. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,912 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,816 (2012-13).

Albany State University is a historically black school in the University System of Georgia. The school was founded in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institution, meant to train students in religious and industrial education, and eventually evolved into a four-year institution. Freshmen are required to live on campus in Albany, Ga., unless they commute from a home within 50 miles of school. There are a variety of student organizations to check out, including fraternities and sororities. The ASU Rams sports teams compete in the NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Graduate programs at Albany State University include nursing and public affairs. Notable alumni of Albany State University include civil rights activist Shirley Sherrod and former Family Matters actress Jo Marie Payton.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The primary mission of Albany State University is to educate students to become outstanding contributors to society. Central to its mission, the University embraces "Potential. Realize", a philosophy that intends to encourage and inspire all members of its University community to discover, cultivate and develop their unique talents and gifts. Points of ASU Pride: According to the 2012 Diverse Issues in Higher Education Top 100 undergraduate degree producers ASU ranks #4 in education degrees and #11 in math degrees conferred for African Americans; retention rate is now 9th highest among University System of Georiga state universities;graduation rate is the 4th highest amoung University System of Georgia state universities. Featured in Ebony as a "Top Liberal Arts" and "Top Law-Related" school (September 2012 issue); only HBCU in Georgia with a logistic program; master's level programs were listed among the best universities with master's program by Washington Monthly,an independent news source in Washington, D.C.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1903
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $1,109,962


When applying to Albany State University, it's important to note the application deadline is June 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Albany State University is $20. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 19.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 19.5%
Application deadline June 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Albany State University is 21:1, and the school has 51.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Albany State University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Early Childhood Education and Teaching; Psychology, General; and Education, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate 11%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 15%
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 13%
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 11%
Psychology, General 8%
Education, Other 7%

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Student Life

Albany State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,803, with a gender distribution of 34.6 percent male students and 65.4 percent female students. Albany State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,275
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Albany State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Albany State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Albany State University, 64 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Albany State University.

Students who have cars on campus 64%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Albany State University, 93.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $2,519.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,912 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,816 (2012-13)
Room and board N/A
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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