|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting:||Town, remote from an urban area|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Doctor's degree - research/scholarship|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
|School Colors:||Purple and gold|
Alfred University is a student-centered comprehensive university offering a remarkable breadth of outstanding programs. It is at once small and complex, rural and globally connected, private and public, undergraduate and graduate, steeped in history yet focused on the future. Alfred’s intimate atmosphere fosters the interplay of diverse perspectives and a strong sense of community. The university’s personalized approach to education is aimed at enabling all students to grow intellectually, creatively, and personally. Alfred is committed to both teaching and research, to combining technical expertise, artistic creativity and humanistic concerns, and to maintaining academic rigor in a caring environment. Uniting the university community is a common dedication to innovation, open-minded inquiry, and service to society.
The students are also very diverse at Alfred, and it is not what I was expecting at all. You'll meet people from all different backgrounds and with all different beliefs. It is neat because the school is very supportive of everyone, and everyone is their own person. Some things I like about Alfred are: The small physical size allows for getting around to be very simple, it has a very relaxed atmosphere, and the students have a say in pretty much everything. There are a few things I dislike about Alfred though, and some of those are: with only 2000 undergrads, it makes it slightly tough to meet new people after the first few months, it rains a lot during the fall and spring and snows all winter, and there is a huge number of football players (which you can interpret in your own way).Read More
It is true that Alfred is in the middle of nowhere, and at times may seem remote, but this does not mean that the people here aren't friendly or engaging. Your college experience is what you make of it, and I can say that for the short time I've been at AU I've enjoyed myself.Read More