Alfred, NY
Alfred University


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Recent Reviews

Kristen
Describe the students at your school.

We are close, and helpful to each other.

Describe the students at your school.

We are close, and helpful to each other.

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

Make sure you visit the college, and talk to students and professors!

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

That it is in the middle of no where. It takes at least an hour to get to the nearest major city (Rochester), so there is not much to do off campus.

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

Go with what feels right. The right place for you isnt necessary a school that everyone has heard of.

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

Go with what feels right. The right place for you isnt necessary a school that everyone has heard of.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Its a really art/design and engineering centered school. So I suppose that someone who was strongly into these fields should look into it.

Kelly
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

school of art and design, ceramics

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

school of art and design, ceramics

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

My advice would be to pick a school that is the right size for you. Whether you like one with a lot of students or only a small amount, you want to pick the right one for you. Try and get as much financial aid as possible to help you pay for school. Get all of your general education classes over with first while you decide exactly what major you want. If you're going to commute to campus or have a car on campus, make sure there is enough parking on or around campus for everyone that may have a car. Really think about how much you will eat at dining halls and get the smallest possible meal plan you can get to save money. Talk to students and faculty that are already at the school. They can give you a lot of information about student life and the programs and facilities. Try and see how helpful and friendly the staff are and if the students are happy. Students should remember to work hard in college but also have a social life and have fun. You only go to college once.

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

clicks-people only hang out with other people like themselves

Jessica
Describe the students at your school.

We have a diverse class that includes people with all different backgrounds and culture, along with people who work really ha...

Describe the students at your school.

We have a diverse class that includes people with all different backgrounds and culture, along with people who work really hard in school but only have a C average and those who hardly work at all and get A's. It's really easy to make friends at Alfred.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Alfred University is known for the Art and Engineering programs.

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

Before searching for colleges, decide on what you as a parent and the student want in a college. How big of school do you want to go to? How far? Major?, etc. After figuring out what you do know, make visits to different colleges. While at the visits, the student and/or parent will get an idea if that college is right for him/her. Also while at the visits, make an appointment with an administrative counselor for an interview. By having an intereview, the counselor will be able to not only answer any questions, but the student is able to explain anything, express passion in what s/he wants to do with his or hers life and why that school is really important to that person. To make the most out of the college life would be have an equal balance of social life with work like (studying and job). By doing this, the student isn't concentrating on school every second of the day, it'll give them a chance for their minds to take a breather, but if you don't study enough and always have a social life, then your grades will suffere as well.

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

There are so many things to factor in when selecting a place to go to school. Visiting the campus is usually the best way to ...

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

There are so many things to factor in when selecting a place to go to school. Visiting the campus is usually the best way to get a feeling of the community and environment. I found multiple visits the best way to help me make my descision. It's not always about the nicest campus or the most famous school. It's about where you think you'll fit in and be comfortable which will allow you to learn and grow in the healthiest way. In order to take advantage of your college experience, always make sure you're having fun. There will be lots of hard work and all of it needs to be done, but don't consume your time with only work. On the same level, don't only take your time up hanging out with friends. There's a delicate balance between the two. Working hard and making the grade are extremely important and in the end that is what college is all about. However, if what you are studying doesn't make you happy, change your major because you want to make sure you're going to love your job for the rest of your life.

What's unique about your campus?

The small campus and student level makes going to school at Alfred University much more homely and comfortable. I feel more included in the small classes rather than having huge lectures all the time.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A majority of the students are very liberal and outgoing. The community is very artistic and generally hard working. The campus is in an extremely rural area so someone who does not mind that kind of life.

Mikki
Describe the students at your school.

A lot of students are friendly and easy to work with. But, there will always be some people who you don't get along with.

Describe the students at your school.

A lot of students are friendly and easy to work with. But, there will always be some people who you don't get along with.

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

My advice for finding the perfect college for anyone would be to make sure you visit the college first. Visiting the college makes all the difference in the world, websites and brochures can be misleading. Also, make sure you meet potential professors, they can make a huge impact on your decision. No one wants a mean professors!! To make the most out of your college experience I would just have to say try everything the school has to offer. You'll only be there for a few years, and those years really do fly by fast. Joining clubs, and sports teams is great way to make friends and looks good on your resume at the same time! Also, try different classes that you normally wouldn't pick .. who knows you might end up enjoying them! Overall, when you're in college it really is the best years of your life.

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

The worst thing about my school would have to be that it's not really close to stores. Wal-mart or Wegmans is about a 15min drive, and if you don't have a car it's very difficult for you to buy anything that you may need.

Sanders
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Very strong programs. The art school puts up an amazing show at the end of the year for senior's art work, and some of the en...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Very strong programs. The art school puts up an amazing show at the end of the year for senior's art work, and some of the engineering and other programs have international renown.

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

Don't be afraid to try a school you've never heard of. There are so many schools out there, and you have no idea which one is right for you until you check it out. All of my top choices ended up being schools I had never heard of, and much different from what I initially thought I would be looking into.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

If you aren't on top of everything going on around you, you may miss out on a lot of opportunities. There isn't much push for non-involved students to experience a lot of the things that are available, despite just how many incredible opportunities exist.

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

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