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Alfred, NY
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$27,794
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Athletics: Sports are really not that big at all. A big problem on campus is low attendance at sporting events, and the teams are, for the most part, not that great. But every year is different! Intramural sports are there, and there's participation, but it's not huge.

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Athletics: Varsity sports don't seem big to me, and I don't know what IM sports are.

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Athletics: I don’t know actually. I never went to a game. From what I heard, some of them can get pretty big, but there’s more alternative sports stuff rather than the football/baseball type stuff, like ultimate Frisbee

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Athletics: Considering that we were Division III, sports are not very big, but we definitely had teams that stand out, like swimming and equestrian. I don’t think the football team ever won a game.

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Transportation: It's convenient, depending on where you're going, but most people have cars or get rides.

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Transportation: Transportation is nonexistent; bring a car or learn how to make friends. Period. `Around town' is not that far, however. You can walk everywhere on campus and around town.

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Transportation: The only public transportation is the HUB bus, which goes to Hornell where there is a Wal-Mart and a grocery store. Other than that, it's walking or a friend's car.

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Transportation: There is no public transportation, so there's no needYou can walk anywhere. They're not going to have a shuttle to drive people 50 feet down the road.

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Transportation: Not at all. There's one bus; after that, you're on your own.

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Transportation: There's a bus to Hornell. I have walked past the bus stop and there are usually people there. I know friends who take it to work in Hornell. I guess it's pretty regular. I don't know because I've never taken it.

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Transportation: You don't really need it. There isn't any.

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Parking: It's horrible, because there are times when you have to go to the farthest places just to get a parking spot. Parking is definitely a problem.

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Parking: If you don't need the car, don't bring it. Parking is tough and should be reserved for professors and upperclassmen.

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Parking: Parking can be difficult because there aren't as many spaces as there are cars, and no one is restricted from having a car on campus. Even faculty and staff have parking issues, but the school is aware and working on finding solutions to the problem.

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Parking: Parking is awful; it's some of the worst I've ever seen on campus. And if you park in faculty/staff, the security will rip on you and charge you 30 bucks each time. I got three tickets last semester, and it sucked.

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Parking: I don't have a car, but from what I know from friends who drive, they give out way more parking permits than there are spaces, so if you move your car, you'll probably have to spend a while finding a space, which will probably be quite a distance away from where you want to be. And parking ticket prices are expensive.

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Parking: I suggest you bring your own cement and yellow paint and make your own parking space.

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Parking: I don't have a car, so I can't say, but I've seen friends park far away at Hairpin Turn and walk all the way to class.

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Parking: Haha! Horrible. There is no room, and they give out more parking stickers than there are spaces. It's enforced pretty well, though. They give a lot of tickets. I think I've gotten four tickets in a month; that's, like, a ticket a week!

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Parking: It's not great. More students have cars these days, so parking has become an issue and more and more people are getting parking tickets, but then people complain about land being cleared for more parking lots, so it's a catch-22.

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Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing can sometimes be closer than dorms depending on where your classes are. And they are definitely worth it financially.

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Off-Campus Housing: You can't move off campus until after sophomore year. Off campus can be nice and cheaper than on campus. Most places are in walking distance of campus, but a lot of the apartments for college students in the area aren't very well kept.

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Off-Campus Housing: They won't let you off campus until your junior year. And it's convenient if you have moneyIf you're broke, stay on campus.

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Off-Campus Housing: It depends on where you live. My house was down the block. Off-campus housing is a hell of a lot cheaper unless you have money from the school. It can get a little tedious in the snow. Some landlords will make you take care of it yourself. Some won't. Check out your landlord before you go in there because Alfred landlords can be a bit shifty.

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Off-Campus Housing: Off campus isn't that far, so you're so close to being on campus, except with the privacy and the freedom of your own place.

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Chagmion Antoine
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Throughout your Alfred experience, you or someone close to you will utter the phrase, "I've got to get out of here." Students at AU make threats to transfer at least twice daily. Still, very few actually do. Many students stay for an extra year. Some stay for grad school, and a good portion of the staff is composed of AU alumni. Why? Students are spoiled! It's comfortable here, the financial aid is great, and many professors are also great mentors. Who would want to leave all that personal attention and a close-knit group of friends to just be a number at another university with a better football team?

AU students will disparage their time at AU with venom. When asked to appraise their experience honestly, however, they'll shrug their shoulders and admit that Alfred has helped them to learn and grow as individuals. While some individuals transfer, the majority of students that chose Alfred knows deep down that they couldn't be anywhere else.

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