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Alfred University

Alfred, NY, USA
3.61 Average Rating

Founded in 1836, Alfred University is a 4-year private school situated in a valley in western New York State. Alfred hosts five colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in 40 academic majors. In addition to classroom facilities, Alfred is home to the Bromley-Daggett Equestrian Center and the Stull Observatory featuring seven telescopes. Throughout the school year, Alfred schedules a number of all-campus events from the annual Hot Dog Day festival to the Pine Hill Derby soapbox race.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
63%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. December 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
85%
Out-Of-State Students
18%
29%
Submitting ACT
90%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1116
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,354
Total Number of Undergrads
1,707
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
71%
20-39 Students
24%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,286
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$29,188
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$29,188
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,516
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

0
100
87%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
38%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,676
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,028
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$16,266

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
84%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,299
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
52%
48%
Student Organizations
85
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
71%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Saxons
School Colors
Purple/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Empire Eight

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Rochester
Buffalo
Boston
Syracuse
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
65%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$47,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
Alfred University is a great, small college. The academic courses offer challenge and ways to learn above and beyond the classroom. Most of the professors I've dealt with in my two years here are fantastic and are always ready to help.
Jacob from Wellsville, NY
Alfred University is a small, beautiful, private college with a welcoming and friendly community atmosphere. It is a place where professors get to know their students (because class sizes are small), where students are expected to succeed, and where the academic focus is on the success of undergraduates. Alfred University is located in a rather remote and rural area of New York State which is perfect if you love the great outdoors, but not so perfect if you crave big city excitement.
Thomas from Port Jervis, NY
It was a very beautiful campus. Students were friendly, professors were informative and clubs were abundant. All around, a wonderful University.
Alexandrea from Buffalo, NY
AU is a small college in a small town with not a lot going on so you will need to do a little exploring to find things to do. It is excellent if you are an creative person who enjoys art. It is a great education for the price.
Muse from CT
Alfred is an itty-bitty western N.Y. town containing two colleges (A.U. being the better of the two). Alfred University is where you will be accepted for who you are and supported in your quest to become something better. I love it.
SurfingOnion
Alfred U is a very personal college; the professors learn your name quickly and they offer you so much help. The meal plans are very convenient, although I wish Dining Dollars were available for purchase. It is -freezing- in the dorms, however, and I don't know when they're turning the heat on!!!
Jordan from Great Valley, NY
There is something at Alfred for everyone and therefore I love it. The people who don't like Alfred don't try very hard to look for things to be active in. Even if Alfred doesn't have something you love it is very easy to make it happen (as in create your own major or club).
Lauren from Morrisville, VT

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