- SUNY was established in 1844 as a teacher-training college, and, in 1914, it became known as the New York State College for Teachers. The college became the State University of New York in 1962.
Programs of Study
- SUNY offers "more than 120 programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees," according to the university website. The University also offers 56 majors and 60 minors.
- SUNY "boasts a thriving cultural scene," according to Albany.edu. The university features an art museum and performance center and also hosts the New York State Writers Institute.
- SUNY offers a variety of student services, including advice and guidance, academic support and counseling. The university also has a disability resource center, which helps to accommodate students with disabilities.
- The university has 20 cultural organizations designed to support students from diverse backgrounds. According to Albany.edu, faculty and students at SUNY "represent over 100 nationalities."