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Alfred University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 45 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

53% Women
47% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Empire Eight

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,507)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $41,081)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 33 20 - -
Basketball 16 16 - Yes
Football 175 - - -
Lacrosse 40 21 - -
Skiing 9 7 - -
Soccer 30 22 - Yes
Softball - 20 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 21 17 - -
Tennis 15 15 - -
Volleyball - 14 Yes Yes
Baseball - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.3%
Hispanic 4.4%
Non-resident alien 2.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 21.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 63.3%
Percent of students with disability 10%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 6
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 6
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jordan from Great Valley, NY
  • 3
  • It's so cold in these dorms...although Barresi is the best hall to live in, the bathrooms are newly renovated and the RA staff is really nice! Be prepared for freshmen…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Thomas from Port Jervis, NY
  • I am a current student here

    There are two locations for dining on campus รข?? Ade, which is the traditional dining hall set up and Powell Cafe which is a food court type set up. The on campus food is fine for my tastes and you'll find a good variety of choices between the two locations. The food is mostly made from scratch, and locally grown foods are often featured. I especially enjoy breakfast at Ade and start my day with a made to order omelet, bagel and fresh coffee. The food service is open to constructive criticism and seeks student input which is nice. Vegetarian and vegan options, and a clarity station (for those with food allergies) are available. There are also some good student friendly restaurants in the town of Alfred for eating off campus.

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  • 3
  • Muse from CT
  • I am a current student here

    There are three dining halls on campus: Ade (which offers all-you-can-eat-buffet style food), Powell (which uses meal swipes), and MidKnight (which opens at 8pm and closes very early in the morning) The offerings at Ade change every day, but soups, a salad bar, dry cereal, and a sandwich making station (which unfortunately often has a very long line) are always available. The food there tends to be of average quality, but entrees are sometimes prepared very poorly. A multitude of beverages are here as well, from soda, fruit juices, tea, coffee, and an almost unbelievable amount of types of milk (2%, whole, soy, etc.) are available. There is also a dessert bar whose offerings change every day (usually things like cookies, brownies, rice crispy treats, etc.) which are usually fairly good. There is also gelato available every day, but I would strongly recommend against trying it, as it is of terrible quality and is the consistency of a half melted frosty and is absolutely guaranteed to taste nothing like whatever flavor it is supposed to be. Ade is also closed on the weekends. The offerings at Powell are the same every day. The food is consistently good and features food such as tacos and burritos, salads, wraps, burgers, and fries. There is a variety of food to choose from, whether that be in entrees or sides (which can be anything from fresh fruit, vegetables and dip, fries, or breadsticks). Fortunately, if you would rather eat at one dining hall than the other it is easy to find a meal plan that fits your needs. There are a few small restaurants in town which are within walking distance. Most of them have good food and most of them have decent prices. Many of these restaurants (as well as the dining areas on campus as well) are fairly accommodating to any dietary needs/restrictions you may have (whether that be gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, etc.)

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  • 5
  • Jacob from Wellsville, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Food on campus is provided through AVI Foodsystems, and I'm very satisfied with the service. Between the hours of 7:30AM and 8:30PM, there's a buffet open to students, and from 8PM to 2AM there's a place to get a midnight snack. It's awesome, basically.

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  • 4
  • SurfingOnion
  • I am a current student here

    There are two dining halls on campus: Ade and Powell. Ade is the best place to go during the week if you have unlimited Ade swipes in your meal plan. I highly recommend that plan for your first year at A.U. Ade is not open on weekends, which can be annoying, but it's not bad. Powell food is the same every day. You can get pizza, soup, salad, chicken wings, tacos, nachos, pasta, fries, and a variety of other foods. It's pretty tasty. A lot of people I know prefer Powell over Ade. Personally, I think Ade is pretty good too. There's something different every day. Occasionally they'll try something weird, like jalepeno in the mashed potatoes, but usually it's good stuff. Also, at lunch and dinner there is a sandwich station, and a dessert station that always has gelato.

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  • 4
  • Jen
  • I am a current student here

    Alfred University food is offered through AVI Foodsystems, Inc. Since my freshman year a great deal has changed: two dining halls and two cafes have become one dining hall, one cafe, and one food court. While I miss Powell Dining Hall (renovated into Knight's Den food court) and Li'l Alf (a cafe being renovated into student business space), Ade Dining Hall has greatly improved (I feel) in talent and skill. In short, no student should go hungry.

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  • 3
  • Abigail from Elmira, NY
  • I am a current student here

    A wide variety of options are available for dining. If you have special dietary needs they are more than happy to assist when possible. There are not fast food places on campus, the nearest is the next town over. There a few decent restaurants in downtown Alfred that are good alternatives to dining hall food. Not 5 star restaurant quality food but edible and for the most part they try to have healthy options.

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  • 4
  • Jordan from Great Valley, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Ade dining hall is right next to Barresi (all freshmen) dorm hall, with Midknight express. Midknight express is open from 8pm-2am and it cooks all the greasy fast food that you love. It also has over a dozen flavors of ice cream, lots of different beverages, and salads/yogurts if you don't want the greasy-ness. Ade serves Breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a buffet-style serve-yourself type meal system. There is also a sandwich and soup section if you want a sandwich (someone makes it for you!) Ade also has a dessert bar...the gellato is fabulous!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Jacob from Wellsville, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Alfred University no longer officially endorses Greek Life due to the fact that kids started dying during hazing rituals. That being said, there are still ways to make friends that don't include drinking ungodly amounts of vodka and then streaking around campus: you simply have to talk to people.

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  • 0
  • Jen
  • I am a current student here

    There is no Greek Life. Sororities and fraternities are prohibited.

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  • 0
  • Jordan from Great Valley, NY
  • I am a current student here

    There isn't any greek life that the campus recognizes, however we did used to have a greek life and the houses are still available to live in for students.

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