Alfred, NY
Alfred University


61 Ratings

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Campus Food

Campus Facilities

Class Size

Activities

Local Services

Academics

You may be eligible! These Lenders offer loans to students who attend Alfred University

disclosure
*Results provided by SimpleTuition.
SimpleTuition is an independent comparison site and is not affiliated with colleges or universities that may be referenced in these results. Loan offers from participating lenders that appear also have no affiliation with any college or university referenced. Not all lenders participate in our site and lenders that do participate may not offer loans to every school. We remind users that there are many additional borrowing options available - use SimpleTuition as part of your larger quest for college financing. Shop around and make the choice that's best for you and maximize use of grants and federal aid options whenever possible. We may receive transaction or referral fees when a user selects a product from a partner lender or advertiser. Our company mission is based on the premise that choice and transparency are good. There is no additional cost to a user who selects a loan presented by one of our partners.

Recent Reviews

Alyssa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it! I am attending in the fall. When my family and I visited Alfred University I felt so at home its so clean and fami...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it! I am attending in the fall. When my family and I visited Alfred University I felt so at home its so clean and family orientated. The Art program is more than I ever dreamed of, its amazing. All the students and faculty are so kind and helpful. We even tried the campus food, it was delicious and so much variety to choose from . My Mom cooks everything homemade and delicious, those were big shoes to fill. I visited a lot of schools but at Alfred I felt the most comfortable. I am so excited to be a student in the fall.

Delaney
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My opinion is that Alfred University is a great school for artists, but not much else. It's a very beautiful school but there...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My opinion is that Alfred University is a great school for artists, but not much else. It's a very beautiful school but there is just not much to do here. They have a good business program though. I spend most of my weekends inside because I'm not a big partier, but those who do party have a fun time. I often get kind of sad because the weather is very cloudy often and there isn't much sunhsine. The dorms could use a little upgrade as they are a bit outdated. Overall the school is a very strong academic school, just kind of lacking on the student involvment and activities, potentially because of how isolated it is.

Hannah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a freshman, I thought Alfred U was an excellent school and I genuinely loved it. Now entering senior year it just gets har...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a freshman, I thought Alfred U was an excellent school and I genuinely loved it. Now entering senior year it just gets harder to truly be in love with this school anymore. Last semester a racist video by an AU student was circulating around and the faculty did not handle well at all. When there was a panel about the content the university president along with other important members of faculty avoided giving direct answers asked by the students. The incident also made it painfully clear of how much the university lacks diversity among the faculty and staff. Additionally a majority of the professors didn't even know the video existed until the students told them. As for the rest of the ratings I gave Alfred: On-Campus Housing: is great!...when it comes to the buildings you live in. Some of these buildings are gorgeous and have wonderful rooms (especially the Brick). However if I was rating Res Life I would give them 1 star. They have been outwardly rude to students who have actual issues with housing and employ biased RAs that will be rude to students they do not like (I've personally experienced both). Off-Campus Housing: is nice but incredibly expensive. Pretty much one guy in town owns most of the rented houses and hiked up the rent to ridiculous prices. Campus Food: Awful. You end up eating that one thing you like all the time. Only 4 places to eat: Ade, Midknight, Art Spot, and Powell. They're all kind of awful. Art Spot is in Powell and is just bagels, muffins, coffee, etc. Powell has different food types, but not much. Ade is the reloaded swipe with buffet style layout and is almost never good. Definitely don't get the plan with unlimited Ade swipes. Campus Facilities: not quite sure what this specifically means (offices or like bathrooms?) but most of the offices that are supposed to help you with things such as finances and housing are often not very helpful at all and sometimes outwardly rude! As for facilities and housing, they're fine. It honestly depends who's living on the floor of your building. Class Size: Small! Which is fantastic in my opinion. For art majors, a lot of the classes are like a max of 12 students which allows for a more intimate experience. However if you're taking a gen ed course or something of the nature, the class sizes are more towards 30 students. Extracurricular Activities: Fine. I don't participate in them as much, as being an art student occupies a lot of your time. However the dance program is very welcoming and enjoyable, plus anyone can do it. The theater at Alfred is so-so. I participated in theater and it's fun, however only theater majors will get lead roles regardless of how good they are or not. Or the director's favorite will get the lead. There's a bit of nepotism happening there. Nearby Shops and Services: The closest grocery stores are like 20 minutes away. There's a convenience mart on main street that is, well, convenient, but overpriced. Everything closes at 2 a.m. It's not bad if you have your own car, but it is a bit bothersome. Academics: I think they're fine. There's fantastic Philosophy courses offered. As an art major, you don't have to take tons of gen ed classes, just humanities. So no math or science for art majors (unless they choose to).

Damone
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I overall love Alfred. The classes are great and very involved. The campus is secluded and beautiful. The professors are alwa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

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.

Hannah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Alfred University is my top choice for college. The University feels safe and comfortable. The professors really get to know ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Alfred University is my top choice for college. The University feels safe and comfortable. The professors really get to know their students and truly care about the work they do. The area is very nice and has lots of events going on. The campus is beautiful and welcomes you right away.

Haleigh
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I wish the food and housing was a lot better. Overall a decent college. However, a lot of the staff are not very helpful and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I wish the food and housing was a lot better. Overall a decent college. However, a lot of the staff are not very helpful and can have quite the attitude. Residence life in particular. The college could definitely improve their dining hall. The food consistently makes me sick and is extremely distasteful.

Tom
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Alfred University is a beautiful and welcoming small university. I love the less hectic atmosphere and smaller class sizes he...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Alfred University is a beautiful and welcoming small university. I love the less hectic atmosphere and smaller class sizes here. I don't feel like I'm lost in the crowd, but rather part of a community. The dorm is comfortable, it's easy to get to class because there's no huge campus to navigate, my professors know me, and the food options are good both on campus and in town. Plus, the surrounding area is great for outdoor enthusiasts like me.

Briana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe Alfred University is an amazing college. I am an incoming freshman into the art program. They have done almost ever...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe Alfred University is an amazing college. I am an incoming freshman into the art program. They have done almost everything they could to make sure I felt extremely welcome. They sent me checklists of everything I need for my dorm. I was even told personally where I was dorming and with whom. I advise anyone to go there.

Shawn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Alfred University has a very unique culture. It is also in the middle of nowhere in western new york. in my time at Alfred, t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Alfred University has a very unique culture. It is also in the middle of nowhere in western new york. in my time at Alfred, there has been a change in it's culture, due to the fact that it has a very hard time getting students to attend a college that is so out of the way of everything. Unfortunately, in order to get enough students to attend, in the past few years the college has lowered the standards of acceptance, which has damaged the academic experience

Arielle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like Alfred University, it's a nice school filled with lots of nice people and surrounded by a beautiful environment. It is...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

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.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 1,815
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $27,078
  • Acceptance rate
  • 63%

Campus Topics

    • {{q.Category}}
      • {{q.Question}}
        ({{q.TotalAnswered}} answers)
      • No Answers Yet :(
        Be the first to write a review!
        {{vm.getPercentage(pa.TotalAnswered,q.TotalAnswered)}}% "{{pa.Answer}}"

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.

Alfred University administrators: claim your school to add photos and details.