Albany State, a public, historically black, liberal arts university, was founded in 1903 as the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute. In 1917, it became the state-supported, two-year Georgia Normal and Agricultural College; in 1943 it became a four-year institution and was renamed Albany State College; and in 1996 it gained university status. Programs are offered through the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing. The 206-acre campus is located in southwest Georgia, 180 miles from Atlanta.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
6,262
Undergraduates
1,810
Men - 28.9%
4,453
Women - 71.1%
353
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
97% of 3,115 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
2.77
SAT Math
400 average
360-440 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
420 average
380-460 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
17 average
15-18 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $15,202
Out-of-state: $28,278
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,726
Out-of-state: $19,802
Room and Board
$8,476
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Freshman Award
$4,838
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
281
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
30%
10-19
25%
20-29
24%
30-39
17%
40-49
3%
50-99
1%
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Not reported Population
76,185
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
39% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
0.5%
Black/African-American
71.7%
Hispanic/Latino
2.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
20.6%
Unknown
3.1%
International Students
0.6%
First-Year Students Returning
63.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
8.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported