Albany State University

Albany, GA
School Type:
4-year, Public
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1903
  • Enrollment: 6,334
  • Mascot: Golden Ram
  • Colors: Royal Blue & Old Gold
  • Motto: A Past To Cherish, A Future To Fulfill
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Situated in Albany, Georgia, Albany State University is a dynamic public educational institution with a rich history dating back to its foundation in 1903. Initially conceived as a school for African American students, it has since blossomed into a diverse university, boasting a student population exceeding 6,300. Albany State offers a broad spectrum of academic programs including Associate's and Bachelor's degrees, Postbaccalaureate certificates, Master's degrees, and Post-master's certificates. 

The university is renowned for its rigorous programs in fields such as Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, Education, Business, Biology, and Early Childhood Education. Positioned within an urban setting, the university offers on-campus housing that nurtures an engaging and supportive student community. Embodying its motto, "A Past To Cherish, A Future To Fulfill," the institution prides itself on honoring its storied past while eagerly anticipating a future of sustained excellence. 

Symbolized by the Golden Ram mascot and the royal blue and old gold colors, school spirit thrives vibrantly. In athletics, Albany State University competes in the NCAA Division II as part of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), with its teams known as the Rams. Albany State University remains a symbol of both educational opportunity and cultural heritage in Georgia, tirelessly working towards its mission of academic and community distinction.

Admissions & Financial Aid
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  • Financial aid: (229) 500-4358
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Popular Majors
  • Nursing
  • Liberal arts and humanities
  • Education
  • Business
  • Biology
  • Early childhood education

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NCAA Division II - Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)

Team Name: Rams

Men's sports: 

  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Ice hockey
  • Softball
  • Track and field
  • Basketball
  • Golf

Women's sports: 

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Track and field

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