Alfred, NY
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Reviews 540 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: I've encountered all type of diversity on campus, not only in students, but also in staff.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The computer situation is well up to date, everything is new and improved. There are choices between macs and pcs as well.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Once the sun actually comes out, it's beautiful and enjoyable in Alfred.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I enjoy it here because of the small town life- it reminds me of home

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: It is as good as it will get in a tiny country college town

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: i hate how the only resident buildings that have access to a stove and oven are the houses! Even the apartments only have a stove top.

2 College Freshman

Computers: WiFi sucks in dorms and pretty much everywhere on campus unless you sit right next to a server or buy your own router

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Having visitors in dorms is super easy and not strict at all especially if they are over 18

College Freshman

Transportation: We are out in the country and campus is small so having shuttles and such are not really around. There is a taxi service in Hornell (the town next to Alfred) to take students to air ports or something, and a bus that is on a schedule for transportation to and from Hornell but that is pretty much it.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is not unlike home so i am used to it... but it is kind of bipolar... everyday is different so we have to dress for today, not yesterday or tomorrow. One day it is sunny and 60 degrees but the next day it snows 6 inches, no exaggeration.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are great opportunities for scholarships based on athletics or academics.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not a huge amount of fans show up to every game for every sport... except Homecoming games or special occasion stuff like that.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are a lot of sports opportunities, but we don't get a big crowd in sporting events.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I'm not a partygoer so I can't answer this either...haha My idea of a good time is getting together with a bunch of friends and playing games, a movie night, or relaxing.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I never lived off campus so I have no idea...

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are a lot of computer labs around campus. Internet speed is kind of slow sometimes. You don't really need to bring a printer because you can just print papers at the library.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid at Alfred is awesome. It provides a lot of financial aid to students.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I cannot really answer this one because I was trying to get into the Art school (didn't get accepted). Now I'm in the IArt program. The Art school is very selective.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I do enjoy Iart and the professors.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: for the most part, Alfred is really safe. However, there have been reports of assaults recently so it makes me feel a little uneasy.

College Sophomore

Parking: I don't have a car on campus so I have no idea.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The town of Alfred is very small, and unless you have a car, you won't really be able to go anywhere. The locals are really nice though, and you will definitely get to know them.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: My university does not have any sororities or fraternities anymore. However, the college across the street has them. I'm not a part of any of them so I don't know what it's like.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: This also depends on what your major is.. I'm going there for IArt. It is pretty good.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: It's great because the bus comes into campus, and you can get it in for free if you show your student ID. However, this only works if you are going to Walmart or Wegmans.


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Chagmion Antoine
Bronx, N.Y.
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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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