The university has over 17,000 students.
Students have a large number of study-abroad programs to choose from through the university and the SUNY network. The school also provides extensive internship opportunities.
The university's schools and colleges provide an array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Many of its graduate programs are highly ranked. The University at Albany has a world-renowned writers institute, and its College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is regarded as one of the best in the world.
Students in the Honors College have opportunities to work closely with faculty members. Graduate and undergraduate students have research opportunities in the university's wide range of research activities.
The University at Albany has the following colleges and schools:
- College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
- College of Arts and Sciences
- School of Education
- School of Business
- Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
- College of Computing and Information
- School of Public Health
- School of Social Welfare