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Albany Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Albany Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Albany, New York

There are at least 19 colleges in Albany, listed and described below. These schools represent 67,292 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 40,235 full-time students, and a reported 11,870 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Excelsior College, SUNY at Albany, The College of Saint Rose and Siena College.

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Albany, NY

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  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate
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Colleges in Albany with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Albany BOCES-Adult Practical Nursing Program
1015 Watervliet Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12205

  • Programs: licensed practical nurse
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 124 students, 131 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Albany College of Pharmacy
106 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208-3492

  • Programs: pharmacy, cytotechnologist, pharmacy courses, clinical lab tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 1,423 students, 1,060 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 740 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 490-650. Math: 530-680. Writing: 490-630.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Albany Law School
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

  • Programs: law, US law, foreign lawyers
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 710 students, 869 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option.

Albany Medical College
47 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208-0000

  • Programs: medicine, physician assistant, biological and biomedical sciences, various nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 762 students, 201 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.

Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy
3 Cerone Commercial Dr
Albany, NY 12205

  • Programs: massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 77 students, 138 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Excelsior College
7 Columbia Cir
Albany, NY 12203-5159

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, business management, business, electromechanical tech, criminal justice and police, instrumentation tech, nuclearn engineering tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 34,894 students, 10,247 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Maria College of Albany
700 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, health professions, liberal arts and sciences, occupational therapist assistant, liberal arts and humanities, business management, teacher aide
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 752 students, 596 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 370-520. Math: 370-500.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
600 Northern Blvd
Albany, NY 12204

  • Programs: registered nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's.
  • Student Body: 100 students, 67 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Orlo School of Hair Design and Cosmetology
232 North Allen St
Albany, NY 12206

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 131 students, 156 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Siena College
515 Loudon Rd
Loudonville, NY 12211-1462

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: marketing, accounting, psychology, biology, English, finance, history, political science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 3,217 students, 3,034 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,448 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 500-590. Math: 530-630.
  • Flexibility: Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

SUNY at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, sociology, English, interdisciplinary studies, speech and rhetoric, history, social work
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 17,684 students, 16,468 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 7,400 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 500-590. Math: 510-610.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

The College of Saint Rose
432 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203-1490

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: educational administration, elementary school teaching, business management, reading teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, audiology and speech pathology, secondary teaching, radio and TV tech
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 4,949 students, 5,256 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,175 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 460-560. Math: 470-570. Writing: 460-560.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Albany Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Mildred Elley School
855 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12206-1513

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: massage therapy, legal assistant, medical assistant, business management, web design, medical office assistant, administrative assistant, information technology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 396 students, 637 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

New School of Radio and Television
50 Colvin Ave
Albany, NY 12206

  • Programs: radio and TV tech, broadcast journalism, radio and television
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 86 students, 63 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.
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(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

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(2000)
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Schenectady Colleges 5 61,821 7,116 1,950
Troy Colleges 5 49,170 19,727 3,412

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