Alfred, NY
Alfred University


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Recent Reviews

Alisha
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its art program and engineering program. For sports my university is known for its football team.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its art program and engineering program. For sports my university is known for its football team.

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

If you are interested in playing a sport at the college of your choice I would highly recommend doing an overnight trip as a recruit with one of the team members so that the prospective student will see what the college life is really like and can make an informed decision about whether or not the college is right for him/her. I would also suggest really exploring the campus and asking lots of questions. Make sure the setting is right for you too. If you grew up in a small, rural town maybe going to a college in a small, rural setting isn't the best place for you. Find out what the college is really like. If its a big party school and you want a more career focused school, make sure you find that out and avoid a huge headache.

What's unique about your campus?

I really don't have anything positive to say about the school.

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

The administrators and teachers act alot nicer when they are trying to get you to come to the school. spend alot of time gett...

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

The administrators and teachers act alot nicer when they are trying to get you to come to the school. spend alot of time getting to know the real campus community, class requirements, and what credits really transfer. Administrators will tell you that you can take all the classes you want and that all your courses will transfer. What they wont tell you is that most of the time what transferes wont count for what you thought it did or for not as many credits, and alot of times you cant fit the classes you want due to all the major requirements. Expect to use more money than your planned, course materials are always getting more expensive and colleges have alot of extra fees they dont tell you about. But be open to lots of new things and new kinds of people, the people you didnt think you would like are usually the most fun.

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

What kind of person should not attend this school?

engineers who are techy, lots of gaming or art students

Thomas
Describe the students at your school.

Make a lot of friends by putting yourself out there, stay true to what you are and people will follow. Dont follow the crowd...

Describe the students at your school.

Make a lot of friends by putting yourself out there, stay true to what you are and people will follow. Dont follow the crowd just to make friends. get involved in what you are passionate about and of course dont neglect your school work.

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

Let your child choose where he or she wants to go, offer your input and your opinion but whatever you do dont make the decision for them.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The small size is probably the most frustrating thing, but once you make youre core group of friends you get used to it and grow content with the small town.

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

Make a listing of the ideal school with your child and then look for schools that most closely match this list. Figgure out w...

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

Make a listing of the ideal school with your child and then look for schools that most closely match this list. Figgure out what will be most important to the student, ie programs, academics, social life and match that most closely to your ideal list. Start looking early and don't write schools off for sticker shock.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors and thier patience and dedication make it worth it

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students from the city will have a hard time adjusting- I did .

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

You should really focus on what you like as a person. Dont be afraid to try something new but dont do anything so drastic tha...

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

You should really focus on what you like as a person. Dont be afraid to try something new but dont do anything so drastic that you cant adjust. Visit colleges and really get to know a place before you commit to living there. When you choose a college be very open to other people and ideas. You might discover something new you like and you will broaden your knowledge and cultural views. Be outgoing and have fun, but dont lose sight of your acedemics. This is your time to shape your life so do what you want to do and dont let others get in your way.

What's unique about your campus?

People here are all different but still get a long and are all friends. The walk to anywhere is very short.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone that likes a small school where theres not a lot to do like shopping or dance clubs. Its a very artsy school but also has good programs for sciences and business. Sports are good but not the best. You will experience every type of weather. There is a lot of snow and very cold during the winter.

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

Choose somewhere within 2 hours of home. You might want to get far away but its too much of a hassle. get detailed information on any major your interested in before making your choice of school so nothing unexpected comes up. Make sure to talk to students when you visit about if they are happy at school and if they made the right choice. Ask what they do for fun and on weekends and if the school has good activities.

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

the ski team and the snow, also the art classes

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

Make sure you visit the school before you decide to attend! And talk to professors and students (who are not part of the rec...

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

Make sure you visit the school before you decide to attend! And talk to professors and students (who are not part of the recruiting process).

What's unique about your campus?

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

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any kind of person can attend this school...it has something for everyone. You just have to like (or not mind) being in the middle of nowhere, away from any major cities.

Ashley
Describe the students at your school.

I share most of my classes with athletes, and find it difficult to connect with people them. Despite the discontinuity in our...

Describe the students at your school.

I share most of my classes with athletes, and find it difficult to connect with people them. Despite the discontinuity in our personal lives, my classmates are very helpful and open to learning about new people. I frequently hear classmates talking about their active social lives; which entail campus activities, travel, and going to parties. There are a substantial amount of foreign exchange students, and some exeptionally gifted students in the college of business who account for most student leadership. On average we invest 40% of our time out side of classes on school work and 50% on extracurricular activities.

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

To make the most of any college experience, students must be involved. College transforms the way students lead their lives and challenges them to alter their perception of success. The classroom alone will not prepare students for the future, so when looking for a college, or persuing a fullfilling college experience, one should evaluate the degree to which their college(s) align with their personal interests. If students learn enough about themselves, they will be able to better select the a college. When choosing a college it is benifitial to relfect on one's daily experiences, what is necessity and what is wanted. Find these things in a prospective college and find the right college. Observaion is the quickest way to get to know any campus community; students can see if they will fit in if they observe daily campus interactions and apply them to their everyday life. These are the things that will make the college experience more enjoyable, but there are also the topics of financial aid, housing, and work in general. There is a lot of stress in college and having financial arrangements lined up ahead of time will greatly help in transitioning for students and parents.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

An outgoing, yet independent, person should attend Alfred University. It is a place that will welcome students in, but faculty and staff will rarely push students achedemically, so it is vital to be curious, if not driven. It seems, every student is involved in an extracurricular activity; there are over 100 clubs and organizations on campus. It helps to be creative because the art culture is a dominant in the Alfred lifestyle. Alfred is a small place and the more creative students are the more they will enjoy the small town. Students who attend will need to cope with snow.

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

Be willing to give a semester to adjust, and if you do not ry anything you will hate it

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

Be willing to give a semester to adjust, and if you do not ry anything you will hate it

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

The school has nothing at all really, going on in the vacininty.

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

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