Alfred, NY
Alfred University


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

I would say once you've chosen your top schools, compare their best and worst features. Also consider a college with differen...

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

I would say once you've chosen your top schools, compare their best and worst features. Also consider a college with different options for a major in case you change your mind a long the way. A big thing to think about is the size of the school. Keep in mind that a small school can still have big opportunities and even better, there's more chances for you since their is less competition. Unless you're into the big name school which is good too, but don't go to a school because everyone's going there. It's very important that you choose the school that's right for you, and once you're there, be part of everything. Let the school remember you like you will remember it for everything you learned from your valuable experiences while attending.

What's unique about your campus?

The friendly university staff members make getting all the help you need easier. The small community is also helpful towards the learning process.

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

The fun weekend events such as concerts and hanging out with friends.

Joshua
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 h...

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.

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

I believe that one of the most important things that students and parent should consider when selecting the "right" college and making the most of the college experience is making sure the college offers soild academic preparation in the student's chosen major and soild career counseling. The goal of any student selecting a college should be to chose the college that will best prepare that student for their chosen career. This decision should not be made upon how "pretty" a campus looks or what famous person attended the college or how old, well known or how much or how litle the tution may be, or in some cases, how close or how far from home the college is located. In these difficult economic times, it is vital that the workers of tomorrow be prepared to compete in a technologically changing, highly competitive employment arena. Due to the highly specialized and competitive nature of the world today, it is vital that the investment in higher education result in an strong return. I firmly believe that choosing a college that fully prepares a student for their chosen field is he most important consideration in selecting an intitution of hgher learning.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A student interested in Alfred University should be someone who is committed to their academics and enjoys a community like atmosphere. Alfred students are very friendly and accepting of each other's differences, be it sports, academic major or ethnic background. Students who are looking for a comfortable transition from the comforts of home will be happy at Alfred because of the supportive atmosphere and small size of the college.

Danielle
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The community and the beauty of the school

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

The community and the beauty of the school

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

I feel students really have to know what their looking for in the community your going to introduce yourself to. If you want a big city, country living, to get lost amongsdt the masses at a large class or to be noticed in a small community. I feel that each school caters to an individual you just have to find whats important to yourself and your future goals. To make the most of your experience is to sign of for all activities that interest you and to become involved in your community and surroundings. Enjoy your opputunities and the your choices.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Too liberal at times with art and thier ideas!

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

Don't make cost your biggest concern, however much it may impact you, choose a college that would be best for you. The enviro...

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

Don't make cost your biggest concern, however much it may impact you, choose a college that would be best for you. The environment you would learn best in, the major you want to learn.

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

The worst thing I consider about my school is the amount of drinking that goes on since I personally do not drink. However, it only bothers you if you let it, I don't drink so I do not go to parties and/or bars.

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

The thing I brag about most when I talk about my school is that it isn't very large. It is actually a small school but I like it that way, it is more personal with the professors. You recieve more one on one time with them.

Alison
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 mor...

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.

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

The worst thing is the lack of diversity. My mom was raised Catholic and my dad raised Jewish. I no longer practice Judaism, however I am the first Jewish person that many of my friends at school have met, and when I meet people for the first time, I am often surprised at how ignorant a lot of them are. I wish this weren't true, but I'm often afraid to tell new people that I was raised Jewish because I don't want them to make innapropriate remarks or judge me adversely.

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.

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

Alfred is an open-minded and creative environment that allows for experimentation and exploration in a safe and supportive at...

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

Alfred is an open-minded and creative environment that allows for experimentation and exploration in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

Describe the students at your school.

Classmates at Alfred are unique, creative individuals who are eager to explore new processes and ways of seeing the world while encouraging others to do the same and maintaining an accepting and inclusive attitude.

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

Understand that sometimes your first choice isn't the best choice and be open to exploring the opportunities available to you. Don't be so focused on your end goals that you miss the many side roads available in your education that can help lead you to success. My most successful and satisfying memories weren't necessarily ones that I had planned or anticipated but came from times when I strayed off my chosen path and tried something different. Make friends with your professors, they have a lot more wisdom and knowledge than they could possibly give you in just one course. Work hard on your academics, but one of the most important aspects of college is the lasting friends you'll make, the self realizations you'll have, and the networking that will help you afterwards. Don't be afraid to try new things, its much harder to change your mind once you graduate.

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

small community and small town, very artisty, you make it your own.

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

small community and small town, very artisty, you make it your own.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

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

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

Ask your teachers and friends, visit your schools and talk to students there!

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

Choose the right program for you. Don't base your decision on the entire school, that can be overwhelming. It is important th...

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

Choose the right program for you. Don't base your decision on the entire school, that can be overwhelming. It is important that you find the program(s) which fuel your passion. Go and talk to the professors when you look at the school. Ask as many questions as you can before making your decision. Find the community that you connect with. If it doesn't feel right when you visit then it's not for you. In the end, go with your gut, you'll know you have the right school when it just feels good being there. Immerse yourself in this experience. Try everything. Be open to everything. College is not just about getting an academic education, it's about finding out who you are and how you fit into your community. But most importantly, always keep asking questions!

Caitlin
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The school's history, location, everything about it is special and romantic in a sense. I visited at least 2 other campuses a...

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

The school's history, location, everything about it is special and romantic in a sense. I visited at least 2 other campuses and this was the first and only campus where I felt 100% comfortable about walking around. I could very easily imagine myself as student carrying a messenger bag and attending classes like everyone else. I felt safe and absolutely thrilled about being accepted.

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

First and foremost check out what kinds of programs are offered at the school, this way if you go to school with an intended major but realize suddenly that you would like to change majors, the options are right there for you. Second, location. When visiting a school I highly recommend staying overnight or possible over a weekend. If the college offers a weekend on campus, in the dorms experience for perspective students like Alfred University did, then I highly advise signing up. This way the perspective student gets a current student's perspective on what campus life it is like. It's a completely unimaginable experience, living away from home for the first time.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I can't really think of any reason why anyone wouldn't want to go here unless they have trouble adjusting to the fact that Alfred is a small town and that the closest shopping mall is about an hour away. Other than that, it's perfect!

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

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