If you think of your professors as professionals, mentors, or even babysitters, you might like Alfred. Most professors at Alfred University have a doctorate or the equivalent in their field of study. Departments and classes tend to be small, even intimate. While professors at some other universities may leave the teaching to a few bewildered TAs, faculty members at Alfred are actively involved with their students. It’s also not uncommon to be invited to a professor’s home for tea or a cookout.
The downside to this is that you really can’t escape them. If you’re not in class, they will notice, and some may even leave a cryptic message on your answering machine. Professors tend to be a little set in their ways and very quirky—the watermarks of small-town living. Still, most have a well-developed sense of humor, and they know what they are talking about.