University at Albany, also known as SUNY Albany, is a public research university in New York State, with campuses in Albany and Rensselaer and Guilderland. The University contains two full size libraries; together they provide more than two million volumes and rank among the top 100 research libraries in the U.S. The University is also “noteworthy for their combination of top-flight academics and affordable costs”. Albany is located on the west bank of the Hudson River, and is less than 3 hours from NYC and Boston, so there are plenty of opportunities for weekend getaways. When you’re not spending time away from campus, there are also plenty of opportunities to get involved in campus life as well as showing your support for the ‘Great Danes’ by wearing their purple and gold colours. While you’re there don’t forget to visit the performing arts centre and the art museum, you’re in for a treat at this diverse campus.