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Alfred University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,309 Students

63% Admitted

  • 2,354 full time
  • 275 part time
  • 1,009 men full time
  • 1,025 women full time
  • 3,025 applied
  • 2,187 admitted
  • 560 enrolled

1,707 Undergraduates

$26,108 Tuition/Year

  • 401 Graduates
  • 37 Non-Degree
  • $26,108 in state
  • $970 fees
  • $12,516 room & board
  • $1,300 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Town, remote from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Purple and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Jordan from Great Valley, NY
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  • 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…

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  • Muse from CT
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  • 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…

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  • SurfingOnion
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  • 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…

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Mission Statement

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.

Alfred University
  • Located in Alfred, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,309 students enrolled
  • 63% admitted
  • $26,108 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Dijon from Hartford, CT
  • I am a current student here

    Yes I am enjoying my time at Alfred University. Not only does Alfred University have a beautiful campus but they have many school sponsored events and performances.

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  • 4
  • Douglas from Hellertown, PA
  • I am a current student here

    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).

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  • 5
  • Melanie from Victor, NY
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Alfred works hard to not keep their students crammed into class rooms. For art many of the students get to go to Stony Brook within the first couple months of school.

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  • 3
  • Matthew from Russell, PA
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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