12 Facts About SUNY Albany


State University of New York at Albany, commonly referred to as the University at Albany, UAlbany or SUNY Albany, is a public research university with campuses in Albany, Rensselaer, and Guilderland, New York.

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SUNY Albany offers many cultural benefits, such as a contemporary art museum and the New York State Writers Institute.

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USUNY Albany plays a major role in the economic development of the Capital District and New York State.

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SUNY, including the Albany campus, became a manifestation of the vision of Governor Nelson A Rockefeller, who wanted a public university system to accommodate the college students of the post–World War II baby boom.

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Campus Center, located on the Uptown Campus Podium, has traditionally been the community center of the University at SUNY Albany, serving students, faculty, professional staff, alumni, and guests.

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In Fall 2021, USUNY Albany unveiled ETEC located on the Eastern portion of the main Uptown campus.

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USUNY Albany unveiled a new football stadium, Bob Ford Field, on September 14,2013, as part of a $19 million multi-sport complex.

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Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, based at USUNY Albany, is a center for research in the atmospheric sciences.

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USUNY Albany Student Association is a student run, non-profit, corporation which organizes and funds much of the student oriented activities on campus.

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University at SUNY Albany is currently home to 37 Greek-lettered organizations and six councils.

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SUNY Albany Student Press, commonly known as “The ASP”, is an independent student-run newspaper.

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That process was completed in the fall of 1999; USUNY Albany now has 19 varsity sports competing at the Division I level.

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