About Alfred University

Founded in 1836, Alfred University. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 1,815 full time undergraduate students, and 575 full time graduate students.

The Alfred University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 146 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Alfred University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate62%
Application Deadline1-Dec
Application Fee50
SAT Range910-1140
ACT Range20-26

Admissions at AU are considered Selective, with ,21% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

80% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 51% were in the top quarter, and 17% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Alfred University.

8%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
62%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
62%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
31%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
69%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
54%
“We bought the gear”
38%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
23%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
77%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
62%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
77%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
8%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
15%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
31%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
23%
“We only party on weekends”
38%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
38%
“There might be people who do”
38%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
15%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
8%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
62%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
62%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
15%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
31%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
69%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
54%
“We bought the gear”
38%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
23%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
77%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
62%
“They keep regular office hours”
38%
“They”re always available”
77%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
8%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
15%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
8%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
31%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
23%
“We only party on weekends”
38%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
38%
“There might be people who do”
38%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
15%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Alfred University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    58 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    48 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    61 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    63 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    63 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    62 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    63 Students rated local services 3.1 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    63 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Alfred University?

18 Students rated Alfred University

Damone

I overall love Alfred. The classes are great and very involved. The campus is secluded and beautiful. The professors are always willing to help whenever you are in need. Going to football games are awesome with the stands packed and the student section cheering. The only thing is the dining food isn't always consistent.

Abby

I love school here. I'm from way out of state, so travel is difficult, the food here sucks most of the time, and the art program is insane for first years. I went to transfer at the start of second semester, but despite all of the reasons why I should leave, I stayed. And I am so glad I did. The art program is insane but it has to be, and for that my class and I are far better artists now than we were at the beginning. This school really opened my eyes and helped me expand and explore my limits and the limits of art itself. It's also a fantastic community, better than any other, and as far as food goes, the Moka Joka in Harder Hall will help you survive. All the struggles of attending are entirely worth it, it's only four stars for the food at Ade. Also, if you're a first year in the art program, stay strong, and make work that you're proud of.

Arielle

I like Alfred University, it's a nice school filled with lots of nice people and surrounded by a beautiful environment. It is a smaller school and the dorm rooms aren't the most luxurious but you don't really spend a lot of time in them. The foods not very good but not the worst you could ever eat and it is in a very remote location so travel is usually needed to do anything. But it being such a small school makes it easier to know more people and make friends.

Ashley

its a great place to go if your looking to pressure your future. the people are friendly and so are the staff. everyone is there to help you no matter what. i love it there and i hope i can attend when i get the chance. on the other hand it could be a bigger campus and offer more classes.

Alfred University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Alfred University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Alfred University is 62%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    It doesn't matter what the books say. To know if a school is right for you, visit. It's best to visit your chosen schools more than once, because weather can have a huge effect on the mood of the school, and a freak storm or sunny day can adversly influence your choice. Talk to people there, not just the tour guides. Tour guides are paid to make the school sound good, so do some investigating on your own. Check up on what Alumni are doing too. This can give you a good idea of what graduates in your intended field have accomplished, and the more people that have been successful in that field, the more likely you will be to have a leg up when networking. Also, ask people you admire where they went to school. Not only can they give you an idea of where you want to go, you can ask them what is important to them in finding a college. Perhaps passionate professors are what made them who they are, or a large campus with a lot of diversity, or tons of extracurriculers that really let them explore their interests outside of academia.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are great people. They are very friendly and willing to help each other. Upper classmen are approachable and helpful. There are a lot of my classmates with different skills and interests who are always open to sharing their experiences.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The small classes. You get more attention and individualized instruction.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is the freshman advising. In short, the advisors are excellent advisors, if you are properly matched with the right one. As a pre-medical student, I was matched with a music teacher originally. Because of her shortcomings in knowledge of the courses I need to take for my major, I was closed out of a necessary freshman course. After that, I requested a switch and received an amazing advisor who is on the pre-medical committee.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    that i would have to take an english class despite my transfer credits

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    You've got to love the cold, and be ready to work with other, at least if you and engineer.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    art, mostly ceramics and glass also we are known for our engineerring programs

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    My school was very small. It allowed for me to build real relationships with my peers and teachers. I recieve more personal attention when I was atteding my school than I would have at a larger university. The isolated loation was hard to adjust to at first but then I realized that it helped to keep me focused on my personal goals.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who lack the creativity to find something to do without being located in civilization should not attend Alfred University. The most common complaint I hear about Alfred is that it is located in the middle of nowhere and there is nothing to do. The part about Alfred being the middle of nowhere is true, but what is not true is that there is nothing to do. With a little bit of creativity, Alfred is full of things to do. Without that creativity, it's true there are no shopping malls, movies, etc.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The creativity in Alfred is amazing. A lot of my professors are well known artists who come here to teach because of the great art facilities and prestige of the art department. It's also obvious that the professors care about the students' creative growth and technical skill. I know when I graduate I will have a strong portfolio that highlights both my abilities and personal vision.

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  12. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    hipsters

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the weather. It's so cold for so long!

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Student Body

Students

48%

female

52%

male

1,815

Total Undergrad Enrollment

575

Total Grad Students

15%

Out-Of-State

85%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

90

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

61%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
7%
% White or Caucasian
63%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Alfred University receive some sort of financial aid. 43% were awarded federal grants. While 83% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$27,078

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,300

Books and Supplies

$12,196

Room and Board

40,574

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$14,423
$30 - $48K
$18,230
$48 - $75K
$19,853
$75 - $110K
$24,123
$110K & UP
$27,396

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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