SUNY Alfred State College
- 4 Year
- ALFRED, NY
grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B minus
- Valuegrade B
- Diversitygrade B
- Campusgrade B
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade A minus
- Professorsgrade C+
- Locationgrade B
- Dormsgrade B
- Campus Foodgrade B
- Student Lifegrade B+
- Safetygrade B+
Alfred State is a public college located in Alfred, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,482 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Alfred State acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business Support Services, and Electrical Engineering Technician. Graduating 60% of students, Alfred State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,900.
SUNY Alfred State College Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
82%of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 50 responses
73%of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 52 responses
73%of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 52 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Nursing110 Graduates
- Business Support Services72 Graduates
- Electrical Engineering Technician72 Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering Technician61 Graduates
- Business60 Graduates
- Automotive Mechanics53 Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities51 Graduates
- Diesel Mechanics42 Graduates
- Construction and Heavy Equipment Operation36 Graduates
- Welding34 Graduates
Online Programs Offered
Offers Online Courses
Online Certificate Programs
Online Associates Programs
Online Bachelor's Programs
How Students Learn
- Mix of Online and on Campus17%
- On Campus72%
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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60%of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 5 responses
40%of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 5 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
- Great choice, affordable38%
- Great choice19%
- Very good choice, somewhat affordable19%
- Not for city kids8%
- Good choice but kind of expenisve5%
- Best choice I've ever made3%
- Home away from home3%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,800 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
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SUNY Alfred State College Reviews
Rating 3.63 out of 5 427 reviews
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With the campus located in upstate NY, you'll expect warm summers and cold winters. The college is located in a very small town which means there's little to do around the area and no large shopping centers but the campus runs events and programs to help alleviate the boredom. Although small, Alfred is a very quiet place with very little crime and a great getaway from city-style living. The wildlife in the area presents itself on a daily basis like deer, chickens, and plenty of insects. The educational buildings are well organized and well equipped for majors of every corner. The staff are pleasant and make sure to try their hardest to help you realize your potential and want you to enjoy your time here at Alfred State. The food available seems to be lackluster but there's always something good at one of the 4 eateries around. The dorm buildings are well-conditioned and maintained by a very competent maintenance team.
The people in SUNY Alfred State College and the friends I've made is my favorite part of the school. The course work and experiences with students and teachers are completely different per department. In the IT department, specifically Application Software Development. Students enrolled in Digital Media and Animation; have a studio for freshmen and tutors working in them to provide students help with any one of their classes. Compared to DMA, ASD only gets help with their programming classes. Specifically, the intro to programming courses while leaving the other courses such as intro to Networking and Web Dev up to the students to solve and figure out.
The classes I have taken online have been fun and engaging. Once Covid hit, that all changed. All classes for the Spring 2020 semester went online which changed many professors teaching styles. This also affected the students as it became much more difficult for students to keep up with the work and understand the material. Overall the classes that were meant to be online I have had a great experience while classes that were supposed to remain in-person was a terrible experience.