The main (Uptown) campus, located at 1400 Washington Avenue, is Modernist in
style and based on a symmetrical plan. All of the campus' academic buildings are on the "Podium" in the center of campus (which
is the second-largest poured concrete structure in the world). The uptown campus is
also known for its large fountain centerpiece.The uptown campus is home to six of the university's seven dormitory complexes. Four of these — Indian Quad, Dutch Quad,
Colonial Quad, and State Quad — sit at the Podium's corners; each consists of eight three-story low-rise buildings
encircling a 22-story tower. The other two, Freedom Quad and Empire Commons, are reserved for juniors, seniors, graduate
students, or those at least 21 years of age; these are "apartment-style" and include kitchens.The uptown campus is also home to two of the university's three libraries, the University Library and the Science Library.
The Downtown campus, located at 135 Western Avenue, is the site of the original New York State College for Teachers. It is
home to the university's College of Public Affairs and Policy, School of Criminal Justice, School of Information Science and
Policy, and School of Social Welfare.Alumni Quad, one of the university's seven dormitory complexes, is a short distance away from the downtown campus; the
university tends to reserve it for transfer students.The downtown campus is home to one of the university's three libraries, the Thomas E. Dewey Graduate Library.
The East campus, located in Rensselaer, New York, is
home to the School of Public Health.