About Albany State University

Founded in 1903, Albany State University. is a Public college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,594 full time undergraduate students, and 447 full time graduate students.

The Albany State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 143 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Albany State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate49%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range840-976
ACT Range17-20

Admissions at ASU are considered More Selective, with ,43% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 15 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

67% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 30% were in the top quarter, and 10% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Albany State University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Albany State University REVIEWS

Write a review, Enter to win $1,000 Scholarship
  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    107 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    72 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    109 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    112 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    112 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    112 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    112 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    110 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Albany State University?

71 Students rated Albany State University

Korace - 07/27/2023

School of choice


It is a pretty decent school. There are some improvements to be made like the community surrounding the school. If there were more stores and restaurants that were accessible that would be good. Another improvement would be finding a place for transfer students to stay instead of putting them with the freshmen. I feel safe on campus and the food here is pretty good too. I would recommend someone to come here.


I attended the Cordele campus so there really wasn't a lot to do outside of class. If we wanted to be involved in clubs or activities we had to drive to Albany. Most of the teachers were caring, considerate, and gave special attention to the needs of the students.


Albany State is a school of great opprtunity and career advancements. If you surround yourself with people that have the same goals as you you are more likely to be successful.There are many things on campus to get involved with such as sports,greek life,and clubs and organizations. There is never a dull moment here on campus ! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to become a GOLDEN RAM!!

Albany State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Albany State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Albany State University is 49%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back to my senior year of high school, i would tell myself to get involved. Although I'm very involved now, I wasn't my freshman year. I felt like I missed out on a lot of things. Well I actually did. But now college life for me is so fulfilling. I would also tell myself not to get so involved that I couldn't keep up with my school work but just enough so I won't have to sit in my room all day and night. Also so I would tell myself to try new things. Stepping outside of my comfort box really helped me find who I was and what I wanted to be. I also met so many people and got to network with different people. So I would suggest to myself to get involved and to try new things.

    Read all  70 answers
  3. Describe the students at your school.

    At Albany State University, my classmates are all different in various ways.

    Read all  22 answers
  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Albany State University is more than a school, its like home.

    Read all  13 answers
  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    someone who likes the same campus settung and wanted to gain a turn HBCU exeperience!

    Read all  13 answers
  6. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about Albany State University is that there is not enough diversity among the student body. The students body is made up of mostly African Americans. I wish that there were a more of a variety of people, so everyone can be exposed to different cultures and customs.

    Read all  13 answers
  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish someone would have told me about the lack of job opportunities in Albany. For someone who stays off-campus and doesn't receive financial support from my family it is hard to pay bills month to month.

    Read all  12 answers
  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Albany State is best known for our academic undergrad programs (i.e Forensic Science, Nursing, Biology, and Business).

    Read all  11 answers
  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!


    Read all  11 answers
  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    It is a party school, instead of it being a school. There is a party every week and everyday. If freedom and learning came as in equal experience it would be much easier for this school to keep their students focused so that they can graduate on time or graduate at all. Unlike most schools, this learning institution only care about the students that pay the most money. Other students that do not have financial aid do not get much attention and often times drop out, thinking no one cares about them and their future.

    Read all  10 answers
  11. What's unique about your campus?

    I believe the best thing about my school is that it is an HBCU (Historically Black College& University) .It is great to have the knowledge of how the school was made from the founder to other historical facts the school has to offer.It is also a diverse school of not just African American students but many other races as well and it is a great place to learn and network with many people from the United States as well as other countries.

    Read all  9 answers
  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person looking for a very strict , diverse learning environment.

    Read all  8 answers
  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about how my school is family- oriented. Everyone is really friendly and we show true southern hospitality. The professors and staff at Albany State University really become your family. They look out for you and help you the best way that you can.

    Read all  8 answers
  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    the classwork is depends solely on the professor. Some are basic and others require tons of studying. All of my professors have been welcoming whenever I need help. ASU also has study tables throughout the week, to give extra help.

    Read all  1 answers
  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    i truly have a love/hate relationship with ASU. some days I love it! the football games, fashion shows, homecoming week, student activities, and just being surround by my fellow students. Even though asu is a HBCU, everyone here is so different, and I love it. And the overall atmosphere on campus is comforting, something i really didnt appreciate until later on. But then there are days when i cant wait to transfer. Financial aid is a pain, they are so slow to do anything and everything,not enough student parking, gross cafe food, unorganized departments, and defunct computer labs. Every time I go to print something off the printers NEVER working.

    Read all  1 answers
  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype of ASU is that everyone is a slacker or parties alot. Even though there are alot of people here just to party, hook up, and smoke, there are some people here trying to reach their goals and get an education.

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body







Total Undergrad Enrollment


Total Grad Students









Student Organizations







On-Campus Housing


of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
% Asian/Pacific Islander
% Black or African-American
% Hispanic/Latino
% White or Caucasian


All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

91% of students attending Albany State University receive some sort of financial aid. 69% were awarded federal grants. While 75% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State


Tuition and fees(Out of state)


Books and Supplies


Room and Board


Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
$0 - $30K
$30 - $48K
$48 - $75K
$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.


Find your perfect match from over 3 million scholarships!


CAN YOU GET INTO Albany State University?

Complete your profile to see if this school is a fit for you, and what your chances of admitance are.