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University at Albany

#62, overall score 55.67/100

Fun Fact:

The university offers a winter study abroad program in Antarctica.

ACADEMICS Score: 5/30

  • Score: 5/30
  • Acceptance rate: 54%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 18:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Israel Studies major: No

FINANCES

  • In-state tuition: $9,124
  • Out-of-state tuition: $22,244
  • Room & board costs: $12,941
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $27,952

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Albany, N.Y.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 12,908
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 3,500
  • Jewish population share: 27%
  • Student origin: 95% in-state / 5% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Great Danes
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: SCAM, Deception

ISRAEL Score: 11.67/20

  • Score: 11.67/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 49
  • Israel-related clubs: Great Danes for Israel
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 29/40

  • Score: 29/40
  • Hillel: University at Albany Hillel
  • Chabad: Shabbos House
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: AEPhi
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? Yes
  • Hillel Friday night services: 3
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 145
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 11 (3 Orthodox, 4 Conservative, 4 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Harvey Milk
  • Where do Jewish students come from? The Jewish community is primarily from the NYC-Long Island area, but we also have a significant percentage from New Jersey, and some other states like Florida, Virginia and California.
  • Kosher food details: The kosher meal plan has been in operation for nearly 40 years. There is a local supermarket with a full-service kosher department about a 10 minute drive from campus.
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