Albany State University


Enrollment: 3,753.

Student Body: 67% female, 33% male, 3.9% out-of-state, 1% international (27 countries represented). African American 92%, Caucasian 6%.

Retention and Graduation:

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 21.03:1. 152 full-time faculty, 40% are women.


Degrees: Associate, bachelors, master’s, post-master’s certificate.

Classes: Most classes have 20-29 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business administration and management; early childhood education and teaching; nursing/registered nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).

Special Study Options: Cooperative education program, cross-registration, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college, 3+2 and 2+2 engineering program with GA Tech. Pre-med, pre-med technology, pre-pharmacy study options. Online degree programs.

Honors programs: The Velma Fudge Grant Honors Program represents a commitment made by Albany State University (ASU) to broaden and enrich educational experiences of bright, highly motivated and creative students. Honors Program students are provided opportunities for scholarships, access to special extracurricular programs, a chance to pursue independent projects and research interests, professional experience through internship programs and special service options. Through its specially designed curriculum, the university provides the opportunity for faculty to teach academically talented students in inventive, interdisciplinary, small class settings designed to fulfill core curriculum requirements, as well as in advanced or intensive classes in particular disciplines. The Honors Program is specifically designed for academic scholarship recipients, academically talented students and entering freshman and transfer students with a proven dedication to academic excellence and scholarship. The Honors Program student must reach beyond good grades for success and have the courage to demonstrate superior ethical leadership in his/her chosen field of study. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career assessment, internships, regional alumni. All opportunities are welcomed to provide experiential learning experiences for ASU students, especially those that result in employment opportunities.


Housing: Coed dorms, mens dorms, women’s dorms, apartments for single students, Upper classmen and graduate halls. 50% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Computers: 67% of dorms, have wireless network access.


Environment: City.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, marching band, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, television station, campus ministries, international student organization, Model UN.

Organizations: 70 registered organizations, 10 honor societies. 6 fraternities, 4 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, track/field (outdoor). Basketball, cross-country, softball, tennis, track/field (outdoor), volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Student Affairs Building, gymnasium, housing, stadium. Environmental Initiatives: Hazardous Waste Lab; recycling toner cartridges, paper and paper products, used motor oil, used cooking oil; containment for elevator reservoirs.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 2.81. SAT Math middle 50% range 410-480. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 420-480. ACT middle 50% range 17-19. Minimum paper TOEFL 523. Minimum computer TOEFL 193.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Academic GPA, standardized test scores. Interview.

Freshman Admission Requirements: 4 English, 4 mathematics, 3 science, (2 science labs), 2 foreign language, 3 social studies.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 4,773 applied, 42% admitted, 37% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable D.

General Admission Information: Application fee $20. Regular application deadline 7/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year.


Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Off-campus job opportunities are poor.

Financial Aid Statistics: 98% freshmen, 93% undergrads receive any aid.

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