Explore University at Albany Hillel

Hillel is one of the largest and most exciting student organizations at UAlbany. With a dedicated staff and exceptional student leadership, Hillel is an integral part of the UAlbany campus community. Hillel's many different student groups and initiatives offer a wealth of resources and events to enrich our students' social, cultural, educational, religious, and political lives. UAlbany Hillel is an organization that is dedicated to empowering students to develop strong Jewish identities through creative self-expression.

Undergraduate Enrollment

1,500 Jewish Students (12.3%*)
12,175 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

1,000 Jewish Students (22.8%*)
4,394 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor
  • Study Abroad in Israel University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

Indian Quad dining hall has a Kosher line. Food is fleishig/meat and mostly made to order. It is good quality. The cost is an extra $100/year, but scholarships are available if the extra cost is prohibitive.

Options: University meal plan-extra cost

Religious Services

Friday night we have Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform services. Shabbat morning Chabad hosts Orthodox services.

Frequency: Bi-monthly

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 54%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $7,070
  • Tuition Out-of-State $25,660
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 5% / 3%
  • Greek Life Yes

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1400 Washington Ave,The Interfaith Center
Albany NY 12222 US
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