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Albany State University

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504 College Drive Albany, GA 31705 229-430-4600


Now offering nearly forty undergraduate and master's programs, Albany State was founded as a Bible and vocational training institute for African Americans. In 1943 it became a four-year teacher training institution under the state university system.

Founded 1903

Undergraduate enrollment 3,662

Graduate enrollment 600


In-state tuition $3,012/semester

Out-of-state tuition $9,113/semester

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 32%

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen 1319

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 890

SAT score breakdown 450, critical reading; 440, math; 427, writing

Average class size for freshman courses 26

Popular majors biology, computer science, criminal justice, early childhood education, management, mass communication, middle grades education, nursing, psychology

Tuition Key

$  Less than $10K
$$  $10,000 to 15,000
$$$  $15,000 to 20,000
$$$$  More than $20K

Ranges reflect a school's yearly tuition. Among public schools, in-state tuition is considered.

Editor's Notes

Atlanta magazine's Georgia College Guide directory includes all schools that have campuses in the state, offer four-year undergraduate programs, and are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) or, for satellite campuses, regional equivalents in the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Tuition figures are undergraduate and do not include fees or room and board.

HOPE figures are consolidated, including standard HOPE and Zell Miller awards.

Many schools still only use math and critical reading SAT scores for admissions. For that reason, we have noted composite math and reading scores to provide consistent comparison. When available we have noted the composite three-part scores. The 2013 Georgia average on the three-part test was 1452, compared with 1498 nationally.

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