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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  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 1,572 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the AlfredU acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Studio Arts, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. Graduating 60% of students, AlfredU alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,000.
One Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Branch of
SUNY System
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference

Alfred University Rankings

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

AU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1200
ACT Range
20-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,892/ 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
$22,431/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    2%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,572Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
99
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
25%
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
60%
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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To me, Alfred University is a wonderful school. I am an art and design student who focuses a lot on ceramics, so with all the resources around that that Alfred holds makes me excited to wake up early every morning to get started on my work. I have made a lot of new friends through my classes. Also an additional bonus I never thought I would appreciate is the hills the campus is on the classes are at almost the lowest points and my dorm room is at a higher point so I have never been in better shape than at Alfred! The professors are understanding and are will to work with students as well, you really get the feeling someone has your back at Alfred University! Go Saxons!
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I personally loved my Alfred experience and it seems like it was all a dream now! (2017 alum- SoAD). However, I was ultimately left with little job opportunities, even after ALSO pursuing my MBA at Alfred, and the school really never helped me find a way out of living with my parents after school. I'm now hoping to go back to school with hopes to never return home.
I love Alfred. The flexibility of your education allows you to easily double major, or add minors between the schools. The campus is tucked away, allowing for beautiful studying views and the ability to take in nature. Class sizes are small and the teachers know you by name. Almost every professor is willing to take time outside of class to really help you understand the material. They also provide the ability for real world experiences during your education, putting you above the competition upon graduation. I'm lucky I went to Alfred University.