Albany State University

Albany State University

Georgia, United States


Public University


Established in 1903


Albany State University is a nationally top-ranked HBCU (Historically Black College and University) and is a pioneer in the Georgia education system, providing an array of degrees and programs. It is the consolidation of two historic institutions, the Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute established in 1903 and the Albany Junior College set up in 1963. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia consolidated both the institutions in 2015 to form the Albany State University we know today. 

As of Fall 2019, Albany State University has a total of 5,778 undergrad students and 218 full-time faculty and 107 part-time staff members. The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:18, which is slightly above the national average of 1:15.  The University is ranked #104-#137 in the 2022 Best Regional Universities South Rankings.


Avg acceptance rate (Bachelors)


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The active and financially contributing alumni of ASU have formed the Albany State University Alumni Association. It is an independent, viable organisation working together for the betterment and growth of ASU. Some notable ASU alumni include Shirley Sherrod, Jo Marie Python, Wil Jones, and Rick Ross.


University Faculty Stats

ASU has 325 instructional employees in total, of which 218 are full-time staff and 107 are part-time. The University has 101 tenured faculty members with 51 more on the tenure track. There are only 23 part-time employees who do not have faculty status.


Research opportunities at university

The ASU Title III programmes finance the Albany State University Center for Undergraduate Research. It guides students in finding the best on-and-off campus opportunities for their interests and skillset. The Center also collaborates with other on-campus offices to provide supplemental services for research scholars.

Internship opportunities (Part time job opportunities)

Albany State University partners with various organisations to provide academic credit, and non-paid partnerships in different sectors for students to gain experience. Some of these organisations are the City of Albany and the Marine Corps Logistics Base. In the case of paid internships, they typically happen during the summer season and students need to visit the Career Service portal on the University website for opportunities.


1. Is it difficult to get into ASU?
Albany State University's acceptance rate is 73% as of 2020. Hence, it is fairly easy to get into the University given other prerequisites are fulfilled.

2. Does ASU provide scholarships to international students?
Some of the ASU scholarship programs for non-US students are the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program.

3. Does ASU allow international students to work part-time while studying?
F-1 students taking full courses can work part-time on campus for a maximum of 20 hours a week when classes are in session. 

4. What entrance exams do international students need to appear for admission to ASU?
International students need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores if their native language is not English. SAT or ACT scores are not mandatory. 

5. What are the tuition fees for out-of-state students at ASU?
The tuition fees at ASU can be around USD 1,697 to USD 10,079 (INR 1,30,123 to INR 7,72,842).