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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
AlfredU is an above-average private university located in Alfred, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,600 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the AlfredU acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Studio Arts, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. Graduating 53% of students, AlfredU alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,000.
About Alfred University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
Address
One Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Branch of
SUNY System
Website

Alfred University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1210
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$21,566/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,676/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,600Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
107
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
22%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Creative
    18%
  • Creative for the art students which I am.
    18%
  • Unique
    18%
  • Weird
    14%
  • Boring and unadventurous
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Small and close-knit
    44%
  • Isolated
    24%
  • Isolated, small, and close-knit
    20%
  • Lovely
    8%
  • horrendous
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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Alfred University is a small school in a small neighborhood, on top of a big hill. Even though the student body is less around 2,000 students, our campus can make a significant impact. Being known for its excellent art program and fantastic scenery, Alfred has an eye for beauty. However, with beauty comes the frosty winter. The shock of the freezing weather comes as an alarm as you didn't realize those first two months was a just a teaser for the real power of winter. Even though the weather could be the party pooper in any function, the facility that works at Alfred University are genuinely fantastic. They strive to make such a small town as Alfred to be known; while allowing students to be as free-spirited, open, and creative. This open atmosphere is an ultimate judgment-free zone, as advisors and student assistance push to open the door many students never knew could've been open.
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Alfred is a place where I felt at home and was able to expand my vision with the support of the professors and community members. Every faculty here welcomes you regardless of who you are and where you're from. As a matter of fact, where you're from is very much cherished at Alfred University, and that's what stood up to me most. To me, I wouldn't suggest any changes but just encouragement to the professors, faculty, and staff at Alfred University, to keep doing what they're doing. Also lots of thanks to them for their matchless kindness and care.
The reason I applied and am still continuing at Alfred University is due to its outstanding and versatile Art Studio possibilities. They have many components that others schools do not have such as the National Casting Center for metal work, and their Glass Blowing studio. However their freshmen Foundations Program in art was in my opinion, very unfortunately, a large waste of my time and money. I am a College senior who transferred to Alfred after obtaining a previous degree in a different area of study. This is was led me to be incorrectly placed into a program for freshmen straight out of high school who were not on my level of work ethic, care, and ambition. This was very disappointed to have to endure for months. However I've gotten through this awful course and will be soon taking my real studios. I am very hopeful of Alfred from this point onward.