Students Say

Alfred University is a small school with an impressive range of world-class majors. The school is known for its “excellent art program,” particularly its ceramics and glass majors, as well as for its engineering and psychology programs. While some students at Alfred focus only on their majors, students happily report that there are a “variety of academic opportunities” and that it’s “easy to take subjects outside your major.” This is appreciated by many, including one art student who likes that Alfred offers “other majors versus a traditional art [school] setting. If I had decided to change majors, Alfred has almost every opportunity.”

Overview

Applicants
3,417
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.18

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
27%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
490 - 590
SAT Math
510 - 610
SAT Writing
460 - 570
ACT Composite
22 - 27

Deadlines

Early Decision
December 1

Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

Alfred University is a small school with an impressive range of world-class majors. The school is known for its “excellent art program,” particularly its ceramics and glass majors, as well as for its engineering and psychology programs. While some students at Alfred focus only on their majors, students happily report that there are a “variety of academic opportunities” and that it’s “easy to take subjects outside your major.” This is appreciated by many, including one art student who likes that Alfred offers “other majors versus a traditional art [school] setting. If I had decided to change majors, Alfred has almost every opportunity.” Alfred’s “outstanding, talented, dedicated” faculty is one of its biggest draws. An English writing student gushes that professors “bring a level of vibrancy and academic encouragement through enthusiasm to the classroom.” “The professors are always pushing you to reach your full potential” and are “always willing to put time into student independent projects.” Students also rave about the small classes sizes. “It is the closest to oneon-one teaching you can get,” a clinical and counseling psychology major notes, and “The classroom size is perfect for a more personalized education.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
218
with Terminal Degree

118
Men
100
Women

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
44%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching

  • Engineering

  • Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Joel Moskowitz
Developed vest being used by troops in Iraq

Robert Klein
Comedian and actor

Mary Newton Bruder
The Grammar Lady

Peter Jenkins
Travel writer

Robert Littell
Spy novelist

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
80
Application Deadlines
Mar 15
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
Forms Divorced Parent
School
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,371

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,189

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,703

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,467

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
82%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,824
Required Fees
$950
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,150

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$750
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Alfred has a “warm” atmosphere, and “You can’t go down the street without receiving a smile.” Students are “friendly, outgoing, and involved,” and many do community service work and are active in one of Alfred’s many clubs or organizations. The prominent art school means that there’s a large presence of creative types on campus, and the equally prominent engineering school ensures a good mix of personalities. One student notes, “A pretty significant gap between the prevalent, spunky art students and the more reclusive engineers,” but another adds that this means students are “well-acquainted with people from a variety of studies and backgrounds and with a variety of interests.” Most people believe that “everyone finds their own little niche,” but they appreciate that it “definitely does not mean they stay there—you are allowed to float between everything.” In fact, “More often than not, you’ll see engineers rubbing elbows with philosophy majors and artists chilling with math and chemistry majors.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,960
Out of State
24%

International
3%
Foreign Countries Represented
4

Demographics

1.69%
Asian
8.35%
African-American
6.92%
Hispanic
68.67%
Caucasian
11.62%
Unknown
2.80%
International

51% female
49% male
24% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Alfred’s “beautiful,” “small” campus and its “somewhat rural location” are big draws for students looking for a quieter academic experience with a strong “sense of community.” Of course, its location means the weather isn’t exactly tropical. One student notes that it can feel like “it’s basically winter here for about 80 percent of the school year, and it snows constantly.” Luckily, “There is always something to do on weekends and week days,” for distraction, such as “student club productions…and fundraisers and an excellent selection of movies shown on campus.” On top of that, “There are so many clubs and options that you can find something to do,” and “Every sports team is supported, and superfans are at every event.” “The facilities are amazing,” particularly the “great” art buildings and the engineering facilities. Alfred’s “strong equestrian program” and barn are also a big draw. Students find some of Alfred’s dorms to be “pretty outdated,” and there’s a bit of grumbling about the “hit-or-miss” and “expensive” dining facilities.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
76%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
70
First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Rural
Fire safety rating
65

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
80
Number of Honor Societies
6

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
6

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Saxons)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Football
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Saxons)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Lacrosse
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Spectrum

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: St. Bonaventure University

Sustainability

Green Rating
65

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
90

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
450

Average Number of PC's per Lab
8

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Vicky Cox
Admissions Receptionist

Address
Alumni Hall
One Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802

Phone
8005419229

Email
campusvisits@alfred.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Powell Campus Center
Binns Merrill Hall
Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art
John L. Stull Observatory
Robert Turner Student Art Gallery

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Corning Glass Museum; 40 min. away
Swain Ski Resort; 30 min. away
Letchworth State Park; 30 min. away
Stony Brook State Park; 25 min. away
Glen H. Curtis Museum; 30 min.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday, Saturday (select)
M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm; Select Sats., 9-noon
8005419229

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:15; 11:15; 1:15; 3:15 during acad yr., 10/2 all other
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Select Saturdays during the academic year; call

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
May contact Admissions Office or Coach

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
campusvisits@alfred.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Available to accepted students only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Greater Rochester International Airport is 70 miles from campus. Corning-Elmira Regional Airport is 55 miles from campus. A smaller airport in Wellsville is only 15 minutes from campus. Bus lines serve Alfred and surrounding communities. New York Trailways and Short Line buses provide service between Alfred and New York City with transfers to all major cities.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Rte. 17 E. (I-86) or W. (the Southern Tier Expy.), take Exit 33 at Almond and follow signs for the university to Rte. 21 S. and to Rte. 244 into Alfred. From Rochester, take I-390 S. to Exit 4, the second Dansville exit. Turn right onto Rte. 36 S. and continue through Arkport. Turn onto Rte. 17 W (I-86) and follow the preceding directions from that point. From the northeast, take I-90 to Exit 42 at Geneva. Take Rte. 14 S.; near Dresden, turn right onto Rte. 54 and follow it through Penn Yan to Bath and Rte. 17 W (I-86) Follow the preceding directions from that point.

Local Accommodations
Luxurious accommodations are available on campus at The Saxon Inn (1 Park St., 607-871-2600), located across from the Office of Admissions. Continental breakfast is included and suites sleeping 5 people are available. Country Cabin Inn Bed & Breakfast only 5 min. from campus (607-587-8504). Two options in Hornell (15 min. away) are the Comfort Inn (1 Canisteo Square; 607-324-4300) and the Days Inn (66 Webb Crossing; 607-324-6222. Fifteen minutes southwest of campus in Wellsville is the Microtel Inn and Suites (585-593-3449).